Welcome to the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall!
This is the website home of downstate New York’s oldest theater: The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in historic downtown Riverhead. Built in 1881, “The Vail” now hosts a wide variety of performances and presentations year-round. 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the presentation of Thomas Edison’s kinetophone system of talking motion pictures at our theater!! Check back on this site regularly and be sure to follow us on facebook.
Riverhead’s Halloween Fest
October 29th, 2016
Movies & cartoons for families from 5 to 6:30 pm ($5 admission per family!), then Vincent Price in The House on Haunted Hill (our featured evening movie) begins at 8 pm (suggested donation $5). Happy Halloween from the Vail!!
Click below to see the original 1959 theatrical trailer for “House on Haunted Hill”!!
DEBUT PERFORMANCE November 19th:
Pages from the Diary of an Ex-Slave
“Pages from the Diary of an Ex-slave” is an inspirational production that chronicles the journey of an ex-slave from her life of picking cotton for 12 hours a day on a plantation in Georgia, through her journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad, marriage, loss of her husband and subsequent work as an abolitionist.
The show contains both traditional and original music featuring dance, vocalists and a four-piece band.
Author Jo-Ann Wilson draws on her memories and experiences with friends and family in North and South Carolina to create an exceptional and distinctive theatrical presentation.