Rediscover the Roycroft Campus
Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY is the best preserved and most complete complex of buildings remaining in the United States of the "guilds" that evolved as centers of craftsmanship and philosophy during the late 19th century. The Campus, designated a National Historic Landmark district (NHL) in 1986, contains nine of the original 14 structures including the Inn, the Chapel, the Print Shop, the Furniture Shop, and the Copper Shop. So come visit and discover the rebirth of the Roycroft Campus as if Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters never left.
Little Musical Journey - May 20th from 6:00 - 9:00pm
Our next “Little Musical Journeys” Dinner Concert will be Monday, May 20th a special evening of Broadway music with a Trivia Twist! How much of a MUSICAL aficionado are you? The evening will be jam-packed full of songs, scenes and memorable moments from known and not so known Broadway plays. Performing for the evening is a who's who of Western New York Theater; Kelly Distefano, Keith Ersing, Ann Mosner, Mary Kate O'Connell, Tom Owen, and Monica Stankewicz. There’s something for everyone and we guaranteed to send you out humming and tapping. The dinner concerts will be held at The Roycroft Inn starting at 6pm. For more information and to order tickets click here or call the Roycroft Copper Shop at (716) 655-0261.
Roycroft "Twildo" Tea Events in May
During the days of Elbert Hubbard, the Roycroft Campus had a tea house, called “Twildo”, which was located next to the Roycroft Inn. Twildo or “it will do” was meant to satisfy that slight hunger between lunch and dinner.
In remembrance of the Twildo Tea House, the Roycroft Campus is offering three special Saturday afternoon Tea events at 3pm in May. Learn the history of where teas come from, the proper way to make tea, and taste a variety of teas from around the world. Each Saturday will have a slightly different theme to focus on the type of tea being presented. Students will get a sampling of five teas from around the world, as well as light refreshments. Each Tea Event is $15 per person. To learn more about each event and to register online, click on the date below:
May 4 - Tea 101 (No longer available online, call the Copper Shop for availability)
May 11 - Green Teas (No longer available online, call the Copper Shop for availability)
May 18 - Black Teas (No longer available online, call the Copper Shop for availability)
There is also a Roycroft Campus Tour and Tea package for $20 a person. The tour begins at 1pm on each of these three Saturdays. Please call the Roycroft Copper Shop at 716-655-0261 for the Tour and Tea package. For more information on other events happening throughout East Aurora during May, including the Decorators' Show House please click on the link.
Spring Classes - Take a Class from a Master Artisan
Two different Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisans will be offering classes this Spring. Yvonne Stoklosa, a Master in Stained Glass, will be offering three different workshops in this medium including a sun catcher, votive and window panel. Master Coppersmith, Ron VanOstrand will be teaching a Basic Metalsmith class, which is the perfect introduction for his more advanced workshops over the summer. Click on Classes to view the current offerings and continue to visit with more workshops being added to the schedule.
Performing Arts Workshop - May 28th from 7:00 - 9:00pm
The Roycroft Campus is proud to continue its Performing Arts Series - led by nationally recognized educators and professionals working on the stage. Our next workshop is Tuesday, May 28th in the Roycroft Power House.
What will help you stand out from the crowd at an audition? What are basic skills needed to give that memorable first impression as you step to the stage? Give yourself the competitive edge that will set you apart from the cattle call! This 2 hour workshop will focus on simple tips and ways to prepare yourself for any musical audition – from preparation to performance! Come prepared to participate as well as observe! Specifics of performing opportunities and what to bring to the workshop will be shared with the participants ahead of time. Click on the link below for more information and to register.
The Audition Process - Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Registration for each of these workshops is required and seating is limited. Click here for the mail-in Educator Form 2012-13, Youth Registration Form and Youth Consent Form. For more information about the series download the 2012-13 Performing Arts Series brochure.
Roycroft Chamber Music Festival 2013
We are proud to be offering tickets for the 20th Season of the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival. The festival is held each year in East Aurora, New York, and is recognized for excellence in programming and performance. RCMF has become a highlight of Western New York's musical landscape and we are very excited to help in the 2013 season. This year, all performances will be at St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church at the corner of Main and Maple Streets in East Aurora. Click on the Concert dates below to learn more about each individual program and to order tickets online. Online ticket sales close two days prior to the performance.
Tickets are also available at The Roycroft Inn, Tops in East Aurora and The Roycroft Copper Shop. For more information regarding the festival please visit the Chamber Music Festivals website at www.roycroftchambermusic.org or email them.
Roycroft Summer Youth Programs
The Roycroft Campus has expanded its offerings for children of all ages this summer in a variety of subject areas and art forms. Develop your creative writing skills, experiment with different types of media, learn how to bind a book or printmaking techniques, build a zoetrope, create or explore out in nature, make a mosaics, or learn about illuminations. More workshops and camps are being added in the coming weeks. For more information and to register click here
Annual Giving Campaign
The Roycroft Campus Corporation relies on financial contributions from generous foundations, businesses, and individuals to sustain its operations.
Your tax deductible contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign will ensure the restoration of this historic Arts & Crafts Campus and allow the Roycroft Campus to continue to inspire and enrich visitors for generations to come.
For more information and to donate now, please click here