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Welcome to the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall!

This is the website home of Long Island’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. Check back on this site regularly and be sure to follow us on facebook.



Volunteer Staff!!

Email us at vlmusichall@gmail.com to join the Vail-Leavitt as a volunteer staff member. There are a wide variety of jobs available including tour guide/docent, snack & refreshment sales, technical support, promotions & more. Join a great team working to preserve cultural heritage and provide unique educational opportunities for our community!!

Bad Seed – Coming in October

The Long Island Repertory Company and Vail-Leavitt Music Hall proudly join in this premiere effort to bring high caliber theatrical performance to the stage at the historic Music Hall and to Riverhead.


Colonel and Christine Penmark who live in a small Southern town with their daughter,
Rhoda. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark
is alarmed – for the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal
that Rhoda felt she deserved. Could their sweet daughter be responsible?

Bad Seed is an adaptation by Maxwell Anderson of the novel by William March. It was a successful Broadway production (1954) and film (1956).

Heritage Celebration
October 12-13

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Jazz sessions
1st & 3rd Thursdays

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More New Events Coming

Watch here for new and upcoming events at LONG ISLAND’S OLDEST & MOST DISTINCTIVE THEATER!!

Come join us in preserving Riverhead’s historic cultural past and presenting unique experiences you won’t find ANYWHERE ELSE !!