Community Heritage, Visual & Performing Arts


Welcome to the Tillotson Center!

Upcoming events

    • 09/06/2023
    • 10/03/2023
    • Gallery

    CRAG member Paul Shepard is exhibiting his vibrant photos through the month of September at the Tillotson Center. These images feature macro views of myriad plants and insects that are both modern and educational. These close up views on highly saturated colors offer the viewer a glimpse into this often overlooked natural world. 

    • 09/23/2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater

    Colebrook Area Historical Society presents Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. Join us at the Tillotson Center for a talk by author Kim Varney Chandler.

    Covered Bridges of New Hampshire is an engaging and well-illustrated history of the remaining covered bridges in the Granite State. The 288-page, full color, softcover features the author’s own current day photography of all sixty-one covered bridges, paired with historical photos in a then-and-now-theme.

    Author Kim Varney Chandler partnered with bridgewrights, timber framers, bridge engineers, historical societies, town offices, libraries, state and national organizations, and community members to compile extensive histories of each bridge. The histories of the historic covered bridges of New Hampshire have been collected with exhaustive research and constant fact-checking.

    • 09/24/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater @theTilly
    Registration is closed

    Hailed as a “prodigiously gifted composer and virtuoso pianist,” James Fernando creates music that lies at the intersection of jazz, classical, and electronic music. He relies on his genre-expanding original compositions to deliver thought provoking and exciting performances on some of the world’s most renowned stages. The Berklee College of Music graduate has five albums to his name and has collaborated with award winning artists internationally. James is on faculty at Levine Music in Washington, D.C. and has served as a Strathmore Artist in Residence. James is making his first trip to the Tillotson Center for a Sunday afternoon concert on the Steinway.

    Admission $10/$5 Students.

    Sponsored by Tillotson North Country Foundation

    Click to listen to James Fernando

    • 10/05/2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater

    Come join the NEA Big Read at the Tillotson Center where community members discuss The Bear by Andrew Krivak. The goals of a Big Read are to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community through literature.

    Copies of The Bear will be available at the Colebrook Public Library starting September 7th.

    NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest

    • 10/12/2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • In the gallery @the TiLLY
    Join members of the Colebrook Area Historical Society for  a relaxed discussion of Colebrook Then & Now. Coffee, tea and some light snacks will be available while participants share stories, pictures and memories. Bring your photos to share.
    • 10/19/2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater @theTilly

    Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist from northern New England. He performs regularly all over the country, presenting a unique variety of original instrumental music that explores themes of landscape, geography, and environment while straddling a line between folk and classical music. His “electric and exhilarating” solo piano performances are at once dazzling and intimate: music that has been described as “stunning” and “compelling and powerful,” — Red Line Roots has called him “stupidly talented” — all presented with “warmth, humor, honesty, and the easy familiarity of a troubadour.” 

    Admission $10/$5 Students.

    Sponsored by James Russell Fitch

    • 10/21/2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • The Gallery at the Tilly

    Sugar Skulls decorating party of the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. Come join the fun at the Tillotson Center October 21, 2023 at 10 until Noon. Sign up early as space is limited. Price is $20 and includes supplies.

    To sign up for the sugar skull class, please email Barbara Nedd at Piebird5@yahoo.com.

    • 10/28/2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at the Tilly

    Studio Two is a headlining Beatles band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era. Featuring graduates from Berklee College of Music and Beatles devotees, Studio Two band mates met in a “cellar full of noise” in a town slightly west of Liverpool (Milford, New Hampshire!) to pay homage to the greatest rock band of all time.

    Band members are experienced musicians of today’s generation dedicated to preserving the memory and fan culture of The Beatles generation.

    Sponsored by Tillotson North Country Foundation

     Admission $10/Students $5.

    • 11/17/2023
    • 11/18/2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Kaufmann Theater @the TiLLY

    Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

    Admission $5 adults, $4 students

    Tilly Players is partnership program with Colebrook Academy & Elementary School, Colebrook Recreation Department and The Tillotson Center.

    • 12/02/2023
    • 12/03/2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Kaufmann Theater

    The Colebrook Recreation Department Drama Club  presents Disney's Finding Nemo Jr.  Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

    All seats $3 

    • 12/16/2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Kaufmann Theater at The Tilly

    Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Featuring Ethan Robbins on guitar and Ariel Bernstein on percussion, this power duo from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond. Punctuated by tight harmonies and skillful musicianship, and with a focus on songwriting, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original music and high-energy shows. The band has shared bills with Leftover Salmon and David Grisman, and regularly performs at venues and music festivals across the country. 

     Tickets available online and at the door. Tickets $10 /$5 students.

    Sponsored by Northern Tire

     Click here to listen to Cold Chocolate

Programs are made possible through the generosity of these sponsors.

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Platinum - $10,000 Plus

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