Utopia Sound Stage
The historic 15-acre Bearsville property surrounding the Theater offers excellent dining and other inviting amenities. In the 1960s, Albert Grossman bought and began to transform the acreage and its buildings, including a 19th- century farmhouse and vintage barns. Today, the Bearsville Center comprises two restaurants, a café and bar, the Utopia Sound Studios, and a number of residences.
Directly across from the theater (and connected by a secret culvert!) the legendary Utopia Sound Stage was originally commissioned by Albert Grossman in 1979. Constructed for the visionary producer and recording artist Todd Rundgren, the building was designed as an innovative video studio. At Utopia, Todd filmed “Time Heals” (from his album, Healing), which became the second-ever video broadcast on MTV. The studio, with its distinctive internal green walls, was the location for numerous video and audio recordings in the 1980s. In recent years, the building has housed a number of music-related businesses, including Radio Woodstock.