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Taylor Theater


The 153-seat Taylor Theater is actually a converted carriage house, or more accurately, the stable which housed the carriage horses, and its original, rough-hewn beams and ceiling add a unique flavor to the experience. The Theater is located directly behind the Kenan House at 433 Locust Street. Regular and wheelchair access is from the north side of building. Ample parking is located behind the theater. The Theater and adjacent Meeting Room are both available for rental.


The newly formed HARP (Darryl Hart and Elaine Roberts) Productions will now be performing at the Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater. With decades of experience in acting, directing, and producing, the duo is ready to bring their high-quality work to the Taylor Theater stage. Learn more about HARP and their performances here.


The Kenan Center Taylor Theater host our Music at the Taylor series, featuring regional and national musicians. Learn more about Music at the Taylor and our upcoming performances here.

The Taylor Theater can also be rented out for plays, performances, weddings, parties & more! The Meeting Room, a modern addition on the east side of the theater, offers handicapped access, restrooms, a small catering kitchen and a 31 x 33′ open space that can be set up for presentations, workshops, parties and other functions. Find out more about rentals here.

Taylor Theater Meeting Room
Maximum 75 people standing or in seated rows

Taylor Theater for Performance
Audience present/153 seats available


COVID Guidelines

All guests at Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater must be fully vaccinated for entry to any performance. Guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination before they may enter the Taylor Theatre by providing an original CDC vaccination card or by showing a legitimate NYS Excelsior Pass. [Patrons are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after their final dose of the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, or after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.]


The Kenan Center is also observing the masking recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other governmental authorities.  Thus, all guests in Kenan Center’s Taylor Theatre are required to wear a mask.  Guests may remove their mask when in the Taylor Theatre Meeting Room while enjoying food or drink before the show or during intermission.  (As a reminder, food and drink are not allowed inside the Taylor Theatre.)  For more information of CDC guidelines, click here


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Summer Youth Theater Enrichment

For information, and registration about Summer Programming, please click here.

For weather related closing information please click here.

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