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General FAQ

What are the different venues at Bethel Woods?

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is an outdoor performing arts center and museum located approximately 90 minutes from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, NY. The 15,000 seat outdoor performing arts venue and The Museum are set within nearly 800 bucolic acres. The Pavilion seats 4,500 under cover with another 10,500 on a natural sloping lawn while offering unique backdrops of the Sullivan County countryside. The Event Gallery, located in The Museum, seats up to 400 for intimate performances spring through fall; the Harvest Festival Site features a craft and farmers’ market, performances and activities for the family on Sundays from Labor Day through Columbus Day weekend; and the original Woodstock site also holds a permit for 30,000 concertgoers to attend major musical events.

What is the address for Bethel Woods?

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located at 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY 12720. If you wish to write to us, please send correspondence to our business office: 

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 222
Liberty, NY 12754
e-mail us at [email protected]

How do I get to Bethel Woods?

View the Directions and Parking page for more information. Park & Ride bus service is available from Big V Entertainment. Roundtrip service from NYC Port Authority, Ridgewood, NJ and Middletown, NY is available from Coach USA | Shortline.

What are the general pavilion concert policies?

At Bethel Woods, we strive to provide all our guests with a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable atmosphere by observing these general policies:

  • There is no charge for parking when entering our Healy Brothers lots.
  • The main concert General Gates open approximately 90 minutes prior to scheduled show time. The Member Gate opens approximately 30 minutes before General Gates.
  • Allow at least 20 minutes to travel from your vehicle to the Pavilion seating area.
  • Each guest in the pavilion must be a ticket holder with an assigned seat.
  • With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the premises.
  • There is a no re-entry policy upon exiting.
  • We are a live-concert venue and you should expect guests to occasionally stand and dance, especially at rock, country, pop and contemporary concerts
  • Bethel Woods has designated smoking areas at the rear walkway at the TOP of the lawn hill. Smoking is limited to this designated area only. There is NO SMOKING on the lawn, in the Pavilion, or pathways. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco. Non-compliance will be cause for removal from the facility

Is the venue handicap and wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Bethel Woods exceeds standards for Accessibility. Parking for guests with a valid handicap license plate or other authorized identification is available near the Accessible/Special Needs Transportation Depot. Guests should follow signage towards the Accessible parking areas for designated parking.

To further protect our guests with needs, police routinely monitor this area for abuse. The person for whom the tag was issued MUST be in the vehicle. Guests requiring accessible seating should make advance reservations to avoid disappointment in the event of a sold out performance.

How much does parking cost?

There is no charge for general admission Healy Brothers parking. Secure, well lit parking is available at Bethel Woods. Premium Parking is available in advance, for $30.00 per car when you purchase your concert ticket online, by phone or at the Bethel Woods Box Office. Premium Parking offers reserved parking in Lot D, close to the Hurd Road crosswalk.

Is there an ATM machine inside the venue?

Yes. Four ATM’s are located on site: outside the Box Office, and at each of the three major concession areas- House Right, House Left, and Festival Plaza (ask any staff member to guide you). Credit cards and Mastercard or Visa debit cards are also accepted at all permanent concession buildings.

Is there a lost and found and where is it located?

Yes. For lost and found, call Security at (845) 583-2072 or email [email protected].

How do I become a Bethel Woods Member or Business Partner? What are the benefits?

Your contribution supports Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a not-for-profit cultural organization committed to inspire, educate and empower individuals through the arts and humanities. By becoming a Member, you will receive exclusive benefits and privileges to honor your support and enhance your experience, including advance notice of performances and exclusive pre-sales, among others.For more information click here

The array of programming offered by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts fosters unique opportunities for businesses to promote their product or services directly to a diverse audience. Click here to learn more about how your business can connect with our Concert, Museum, and Festival patrons through a sponsorship and/or program journal advertisement.

How does my not-for-profit organization request donated tickets for fundraising?

If you’re a not-for-profit organization holding an event, Bethel Woods can provide tickets to aid in your fundraising and awareness. Donation requests must be submitted in writing on official organization letterhead to [email protected] or faxed to ATTN: DONATIONS: 845-295-2444.

Please visit our donations page for more information.