Brattleboro is a town in Windham County, Vermont, located in the southeast corner of the state, along the state line with New Hampshire. It is situated along the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the West River.
Brattleboro, being the first major town over the Vermont border on Interstate 91, offers a mix of a rural atmosphere and urban amenities such as a large number of hotels. Brattleboro is a host to a number of art galleries and stores.
In 2007, Brattleboro passed the Fairtrade town resolution, clearing the way to become the second Fairtrade certified town in the nation, joining Media, Pennsylvania.
Brattleboro has a thriving arts community. The town is listed in John Villani's book The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, in which it ranks number nine among towns with a population of 30,000 or under.
Brattleboro Arts: On the first Friday of every month, an event known as the Gallery Walk is held, in which galleries, artists, and arts organizations open their doors to the public to display new work or hold performances. Included in the organizations that participate are the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, the In-Sight Photography Project, River Gallery School, Through the Music, and the Windham Art Gallery.
Other notable arts organizations in Brattleboro include the Brattleboro Music Center, the Vermont Theatre Company, the New England Youth Theater, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, the Brattleboro School of Dance, Luminz Studio dance and performing arts center, and the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA).
Enjoy a new hobby and meet a great community of people through circus classes! Join NECCA Sept. 6 - Oct. 16 for Fall Session 1 and Oct. 17 - Dec. 11 for Fall Session 2 for a variety of inclusive weekly classes for all ages, levels, and abilities in Brattleboro, VT. If you're an adult new to circus, Aerial Fitness, Ballet & Active Flexibility, Trampoline 101, and Circus 101 are perfect for beginners. Want to advance your existing skill sets? Try Trapeze 201, Tumbling 201/301, and Partner Acrobatics 301! Adult class info: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/adult-session-classes/ Our youth classes can help your child cross train for winter sports and our Youth Performance Troupes nurture the budding athlete, artist, and person. All of our youth programs are designed to give kids tools for long term growth in both their circus life and their everyday life. Youth class info: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/youth-session-classes/
FLYING TRAPEZE RECITAL + TRY IT YOURSELF Come see our flying trapezists fly through the air with the greatest of ease during NECCA's student recital and staff demo. This recital is by donation, no reservations required, and appropriate for all ages. Then try the flying trapeze yourself during Flight Night immediately following the recital. Students ages 7 and up can climb the ladder, take off from the platform, hang upside down by their knees, and do a backflip into the net if you’d like! No previous experience needed, just bring a dream of flying and your curiosity for adventure. $10 for one swing or $20 for three swings. WHEN: Recital - Fri, Dec. 9 from 5:30-6:30 pm Flight Night - Fri, Dec. 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm WHERE: Trapezium 10 Town Crier Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301 COST: Recital is by donation Flight Night is $10-20 REGISTER for Flight Night here: https://necenterforcircusarts.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=168827
NECCA's annual holiday circus show is back with "The Flying CocoNut," featuring performers from our recreational classes, youth performance troupes, professional training program, and a special guest artist! Inspired by "The Nutcracker," the show veers off course when the opening party is crashed by pirates and an unforgettable evening of high-flying feats, acrobatics, and circus mayhem ensues! Enjoy our circus spin on a classic holiday show that's fun for the whole family.