Lawyer, businessman, collector and philanthropist Walter Tower Rosen purchased the Caramoor estate in 1928 from Caroline Moore Hoyt after whom the estate is named. In 1945 Walter, and his wife Lucie Bigelow Rosen, bequeathed the Caramoor estate to the public as a center for music and art. Initially created as the Walter and Lucie Rosen Foundation, Caramoor became Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Caramoor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. History. Tours.
Caramoor is located at 149 Girdle Ridge Road in Katonah, New York, 10536 in Westchester County. We are centrally located in the NY metropolitan region, approximately 40 miles northeast of New York City. Visit.
Yes! Parking is free and there is ample room.
We feature classical (orchestra & chamber), opera, jazz, American Roots (folk, blues, bluegrass, country, swing and string band), American Songbook and cabaret music. The artists who perform here range from iconic superstars to rising stars, from soloists to small and large ensembles and bands. Music.
Our main performance spaces are the Venetian Theater (1,546 seats), the Spanish Courtyard (500 seats), and the Music Room (172 seats). We also hold performances in our gardens and fields. Venues.
Yes! You can find them here.
All performances take place rain or shine. Caramoor is unique in that we have alternate locations available on site in the rare event that inclement weather will affect an outdoor performance. We make every effort to keep a performance in it’s scheduled venue if possible and will post a notification on our website and social media outlets, and you will be contacted by email or phone if we change a location due to weather.
Select the performance or event you want to attend and follow the link to Buy Tickets. You can also call the Box Office at 914-232-1252 Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm. On Saturdays and Sundays which are performance days, the Box Office is open from 10:00am until the end of the concert.
Orders for the Summer Music Festival and Concerts in the Music Room are charged a $5.00 service charge and a $1.00 facility fee when received by mail, phone, fax, internet or e-mail. Orders received in person will only be charged the $1.00 facility fee. Service and facility fees are not included in the donation amount for purchased and donated tickets.
Absolutely! Just call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org during Box Office hours.
Once tickets have been purchased, there are no refunds or exchanges. However, if you are unable to use your tickets, you may donate them to Caramoor and use the donation as a tax-deductible contribution. A donation acknowledgement will be mailed to you. See “Unable to Use Your Tickets”
If you are not able to attend a concert, you may donate your tickets and use the donation as a tax-deductible contribution. You may donate tickets anytime, whether prior to or post concert time. Of course, we hope you will be able to attend, but if you cannot, your donation will be gratefully accepted. Please call the Caramoor Box Office at 914-232-1252 prior to the concert to let us know that you are unable to attend and wish to donate your tickets, so that we may attempt to resell them.
Please note that the physical tickets must be returned to Caramoor in order for us to comply with IRS requirements and to provide you with a donation acknowledgement for your taxes. The donation figure will not include Service or Facility fees.
All programs and artists are subject to change without notice. If an event presented by Caramoor has been cancelled or postponed this will be announced — if time permits — on a postcard sent to your home and on our website. If you would like to confirm that a concert is taking place, please call Caramoor at 914-232-1252.
Yes! Our grounds are kid-friendly and we have family-friendly concerts and events throughout the year. Learn more.
Sadly, no. Pets are not permitted at Caramoor. Service animals are permitted to accompany handlers throughout the grounds. A service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Emotional support animals are not permitted.
During the summer, we offer a variety of on site dining experiences from picnics on the lawns to catered meals. You can purchase on site, order in advance, or bring your own refreshments. There are also a number of great restaurants and take out places in the area. You can read more about the various food and beverage options here.
Picnicking is encouraged in designated areas before any summer festival concert. Picnicking during concerts is only permitted during Al Fresco performances and each picnicker MUST have an Al Fresco concert ticket. Management reserves the right to request that any non-ticket holder leave the grounds. Picnicking is not permitted after concerts under any circumstances.
Caramoor has taken many steps to ensure the safety of our audience, artists and employees. We greatly appreciate your cooperation with all necessary security measures. While parcels or picnic hampers are allowed onto the designated picnic grounds, they are not permitted to be brought into Caramoor performance venues. Caramoor Management reserves the right to limit access to any of the gardens or venues, or to the general grounds.
Yes, the grounds are open year-round and we welcome visitors Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm. The grounds and facilities are open later and on weekends when performances are scheduled. Learn more.
With 90 acres, there is a lot to explore here! If you are coming for a performance, admission to the gardens and grounds is included with the cost of your concert ticket. Otherwise, the admission fee is $10 per person, payable at the Box Office.
Using our grounds for a photoshoot is a perk of Membership at Caramoor! If you are a Member at the $100 Friend level or above, you can make advance reservations for your shoot by contacting our Development department at 914.232.5035 x261 or by emailing email@example.com. A permit is required and our Development team will be able to walk you through the process of executing the permit.
Indeed there are! We offer tours of the art and historic House, lectures, scavenger hunts for kids, and other activities. Our lawns are perfect for picnics and lounging, weather permitting. Learn more.
Yes, we are. We encourage visitors with disabilities to call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 ahead of time to arrange seating. We also have parking available for visitors with disabilities. Upon your arrival, please ask a parking attendant for directions to the handicap parking areas.
We will do our best to get you into the performance at the earliest appropriate break in the program so you can enjoy as much of the performance as possible without disturbing others.
You can find information about membership, benefits, and other support here. You can also call the Development Office at 914-232-5035 ext. 261.
Yes. Please call us in the Box Office at 914.232.1252
Yes. Gift certificates are available for any amount. Please call us in the Box Office at 914.232.1252.
Absolutely! You can learn more about this and our rental policy here.
Video, still photography, sound, or cell phone recording of any performance or the possession of any device for video, still photography, or sound recording inside the concert hall or Rosen House, without the written permission of the management is prohibited by law. Use of these devices will result in your being asked to leave the theater. Management reserves the right to: a) refuse admission to the concert hall, b) request any ticket holder to leave the concert hall and c) take any appropriate action to enforce this right. A performance might be photographed or recorded by management for future promotional purposes. Images of the audience, or individuals in the audience, may be included in different media. Your attendance at an event shall be deemed as your consent to have your image or likeness appear in any live or recorded video display or other transmission or reproduction in whole or in part of an event.