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Maps & Directions

Your destination for summer opera and music

Nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill mountains on Otsego Lake, The Glimmerglass Festival's Alice Busch Opera Theater is located at 7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326, eight miles north of the village of Cooperstown.

The theater's latitude and longitude are 42.81071 and -74.90093, respectively. Please be careful when using a navigation system. When using a navigational system, we recommend you enter the theater’s address exactly or utilize the mentioned coordinates. 


FROM THE EAST (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Boston)

-Travel west on NYS Thruway I-90 and exit at 25A
-Travel west on I-88 for 5 miles to Duanesburg exit 24
-Travel west on Route 20 for 45 miles, turn left onto Route 80 South
-2 miles to the Alice Busch Opera Theater


FROM THE WEST (Toronto, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse)

-Travel east on NYS Thruway I-90 and exit at 30 (Herkimer/Mohawk)
-Travel south on Route 28 for 12 miles, turn left onto Route 20 East (9 miles)
-Turn right onto Route 80 South; 2 miles to the Alice Busch Opera Theater


FROM THE SOUTH (New York City)


HIGHWAY DIRECTIONS

-87 North to ALBANY (approx. 120 miles – depending on where you get on 87)
-90 West (NYS THRUWAY)to exit 25A toward Schenectady/Binghamton (10 miles)
-88 West to EXIT 24 for US 20/Duanesburg (5 miles)
-20 West to RT 80/ SPRINGFIELD CENTER (45 Miles)
-Turn Left onto RT 80 SOUTH
-Drive 2 MILES south on 80. 
-GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL on LEFT

SCENIC DIRECTIONS

 -87 North to ALBANY (approx. 75 miles – depending on where you get on 87)
-Take EXIT 21 for CATSKILL
-Follow RT 23 WEST for 8 MILES
-Merge onto RT 145 NORTH
-Follow 145 NORTH for 47 miles to RT 20 (145 makes several turns in the town of Cobleskill)
-Turn left onto RT 20 WEST
-Travel 18 MILES to RT 80/SPRINGFIELD CENTER
-Turn left onto RT 80
-Drive 2 MILES south on 80. 
-GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL on LEFT


FROM THE NORTH (Montreal, Plattsburgh, Lake Placid)

-Take I-87 South to the NYS Thruway I-90 and travel west until exit 30 (Herkimer/Mohawk)
-Travel south on Route 28 for 12 miles, turn left onto Route 20 East for 9 miles
-Turn right onto Route 80 South; 2 miles to the Alice Busch Opera Theater


Approximate Travel Times by Car

  • Albany 1 ½ hours
  • Binghamton 2 hours
  • Boston 4 hours
  • Buffalo 3 ½ hours
  • Ithaca 2 hours
  • New York City 4 hours
  • Rochester 2 ½ hours
  • Syracuse 2 hours
  • Utica 1 hour