Coach House Players, Kingston’s oldest community theatre group, provides quality musical, mystery and dramatic productions. Shows are performed in the historic Coykendall coach house. Coach House Players was formed as a New York state non-profit corporation in 1950. Its main objectives are “to sponsor and promote a little theater movement for the education and training of its members in all phases of the dramatic arts” and “to foster the development in the community of an appreciation of the theater…”
Our name comes from the building that we purchased at the same time, the former coach house from the estate of Samuel D. Coykendall, at one time a prominent Kingston industrialist.
We produce 3-4 plays each year and participate in many community activities, such as the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Singing on the Strand, and nursing home visits. Our primary source of funding is revenue from the sale of tickets to our performances, supplemented by modest ($10) annual membership dues, donations, bequests, and occasional grant awards. Each year we award monetary scholarships to local students who are pursuing an education in the arts.