See You In Vermont!

Visiting NECCA

Brattleboro, our home town, is a vibrant community of 12,000. It’s a rural location, so transportation is a little different than a larger city. We have a reliable, old-fashioned taxi service, and a budding two car Uber service. Join our Destination NECCA page on Facebook for local resources and the latest on how you can make your trip to Brattleboro unforgettable!

GETTING HERE

TRANSPORTATION & DIRECTIONS

NECCA has two locations in which we hold classes, the Trapezium and the Cotton Mill. Find info about each of them here!

Address:
10 Town Crier Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Directions:
From I-91 (north & south): From Interstate 91 in Vermont, take exit 3 & take the first exit off the roundabout, heading south on Route 5. Go approximately 1 mile, passing through three lights. As you begin to go down the hill Town Crier Drive is on your left. We are immediately on your left after you turn.

From East (Route 9 from New Hampshire): Cross the Connecticut River into Vermont and enter the roundabout. Take the 3rd exit, heading south on Route 5. Go approximately 1 mile, passing through three lights. As you begin to go down the hill Town Crier Drive is on your left. We are immediately on your left after you turn.

From downtown Brattleboro: Drive north on Main St (Route 5). After 1/2 mile cross the bridge (you’ll see a train trestle to your right) and Town Crier Drive is the first right. We are immediately on your left after you turn.

Looking for overflow parking? Our neighbors at the church at the top of the hill are happy to let you park with the exception of Sunday mornings.

Address:
74 Cotton Mill Hill A-330 Main Mill & A-354
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(check in at studio A-330)

From North and South I-91: Take exit 1. Off the exit ramp turn north on Rt 5 going towards Brattleboro. At the stop light turn right onto Fairgrounds Rd and wind past the high school. At the stop sign turn left onto S. Main Street. At the next stop sign, turn right onto Cotton Mill Hill. At the bottom of the hill turn left into the parking area, and then keep left to drive between the two buildings to the North parking lot. Enter the last door on the right at the end of the building. Follow the stairs to the top floor.  Please check in at studio #330 (Main Mill).

From East (New Hampshire): Take Rt 9 to Vermont. At the round about get onto I-91 going south. Follow the directions above.

From West (Albany): Take Rt 9 to Vermont. Just before Brattleboro you will come to I-91. Get onto the highway going south. Follow the directions above.

From downtown Brattleboro: Follow Main St/Rt 5 south through town and through the last light at the 5 way intersection and start up the hill (this is now Canal Street). Turn left onto South Main Street (this is before you get to the 3 way stop sign – if you reach this you’ve gone too far). Continue on South Main Street appx. 1 mile until the stop sign. Turn left onto S. Main Street. At the next stop sign turn left onto Cotton Mill Hill. At the bottom of the hill turn left into the parking area, and then keep left to drive between the two buildings to the North parking lot. Enter the last door on the right at the end of the building. Follow the stairs to the top floor.  Please check in at studio #330 (Main Mill).

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Airport Locations
If you are looking for public transportation from an airport to Brattleboro, we suggest checking the bus (Boston, NYC) or train (Hartford, take a taxi to the train station) or door-to-door service (Thompson Transportation or Adventure Taxi). Due to our rural location we suggest you plan your airport-to-circus trip in advance.

  • Bradley International in Hartford, CT is 1.5 hours away
  • Manchester, NH is 2 hours away
  • Boston’s Logan Airport is 2.5 hours away

Amtrak Train
Amtrak comes to downtown Brattleboro once a day.
(800) 872-7245 or amtrak.com

Greyhound Bus
Greyhound comes to downtown Brattleboro a few times a week.
greyhound.com

The Current
Brattleboro’s bus service.
View bus schedules.

Local Transportation
Brattleboro Taxi can be contacted at (802) 254-6446‎.

Rental Cars
Cars can be rented at any airport. In town car rental locations include Enterprise (within walking distance to NECCA) and Avis.

Staying Here

LODGING

The following is a list of other lodging possibilities when visiting NECCA.

(These businesses are not affiliated with NECCA. This list is provided as a convenience to the NECCA community.)

Holiday Inn Express Suites
A NECCA Sponsor
(802) 257-2400
100 Chickering Dr.
Brattleboro, VT, 05301
1 mile away
Click this link to book your room.

Comfort Inn & Suites
802-579-1344
1186 Putney Rd.
Brattleboro, VT, 05301
1 1/4 miles away

Colonial Motel & Spa
802-257-7733
889 Putney Rd.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
1 mile away

Motel 6
802-254-6007
1254 Putney Rd.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
1 1/4 mile away

Latchis Hotel
802-254-6300
50 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
1 1/2 miles away (downtown)

Riverside Hotel
603-256-4200
20 Riverside Dr.
West Chesterfield, NH 03466
1 1/2 miles away

Quality Inn
802-254-8701
1380 Putney Rd.
Brattleboro, VT, 05301
1 1/4 miles away

Hampton Inn
802-254-2360 or 800-553-2666
1378 Putney Rd.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
3 miles from the Trapezium

The One Cat B&B | Brattleboro, VT
(10% Discount when you mention NECCA!)

Inn on Putney Road | Brattleboro, VT

The Four Columns | Newfane, VT

Frog Meadow Bed and Breakfast | Newfane, VT

Sharon Myers
srmcater@comcast.net
802-254-2480

Rebecca C. Reuter
Room for rent in comfortable, friendly house.
reikivt@gmail.com
802-275-7434

Judy Katz
Private room and bath with mini fridge and microwave. Must have car.
jkvt1@hotmail.com

Andree Zaleska /
Good Bones Homestead
Must have a car.
goodboneshomestead.com
aczaleska@gmail.com

Julia Langenberg
Short term stays up to a week. Guest bedroom with full sized bed. Must have a car.
JLangenberg@necenterforcircusarts.org

Lucinda McGovern
Monthly rental. Two units at 25 Central Street.
802-257-0663

At the Trapezium

ACCESSIBILITY

New England Center for Circus Arts is committed to being accessible and inclusive to our students, staff and greater community. Our goal is to follow accessibility practices whenever we provide services and to create accessible and inclusive environments and communications.

Main parking lots at the Trapezium and Cotton Mill campuses have designated accessible parking for people with limited mobility. We are currently working to improve the parking lot at the Trapezium for better accessibility.

Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our staff also make accommodations with prior arrangements for those that need door to door drop off; contact info@necenterforcircusarts.org or call 802-254-9780 for assistance.

Entrances for guests with wheeled assisted mobility devices (wheelchairs, walkers, scooters) are located on the first floor and second floor (for loft access only) of the Trapezium.

Wheeled access at the Cotton Mill is found on the North end of the building via a freight elevator, following signs to the elevator (NECCA studios 330 and 350 are on the third floor; follow signs). If you anticipate that using a freight elevator is prohibitive to access on your own, please contact info@necenterforcircusarts.org and we can send someone to assist you.

Accessible seating for performances at the Trapezium is located at the west entrance off the lobby of the performance space and is indicated by signage. Ushers are on hand to provide assistance.
If you need accommodation for performances or events, or for reading a document or other information, contact info@necenterforcircusarts.org or call 802-254-9780.

The Trapezium contains three bathrooms, one for people who present female, one for people who present male and one for gender neutral and other gender presenting individuals. All bathrooms have accessible facilities.

The Cotton Mill restrooms are located on the third floor near staircases and are accessible for wheelchair access.

Accessible seating for performances at the Trapezium is located at the west entrance off the lobby of the performance space and is indicated by signage. Ushers are on hand to provide assistance.

Our Aerial apparatus rigging is rated for use up to 4,000 lbs and many devices (lyra, trapeze, aerial sling, vertical dance harness, rope, silks) are adaptable for different body sizes and types. Additionally, after a safety check, students are invited to bring their own apparatuses for rigging during class.

Our coaches are trained and experienced with adapting class structure and curriculum for varying degrees of mobility, body types and abilities. For more information about specific training and experience, please reach out using the contact info below. Each of our coaches has a different level of experience and training.

If you require accommodations or have questions about curriculum or apparatus, please email info@necenterforcircusarts.org or call 802-254-9780.

Thanks to the support from Inclusive Arts Vermont, our website has accessibility tools for those that need them.

  • Include accessibility as a core value.
  • Include accessibility as a core tenet of curriculum design by meeting people where they are and taking them as far as they can or want to go.
  • Provide ongoing accessibility training for our staff.
  • Involve people with disabilities to provide user feedback.
  • Include people with disabilities in our design and images.

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility at NECCA, there may be some limitations. We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of this website.

If you have difficulty accessing a page or resource, please let us know so we can improve your experience.  You can email info@necenterforcircusarts.org, fill out this Comment Form or call 802-254-9780.

We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 5 business days.

EXPLORE VERMONT

ABOUT BRATTLEBORO

Brattleboro has been voted the “Best” of many things, including one of the top small towns in America! When you come to NECCA, you also come to a vibrant community rich with history, culture, good food, outdoor experiences, art and much, much more!

Visit brattleboro.com for more info and a community calendar!

SUPPORTING OUR MISSION

DONATE TO NECCA

NECCA is a nonprofit that’s committed to the people it serves and the community within which it thrives. We rely on our many generous donors to continue to be a place that’s accessible to everyone, where creativity and artistry soar, and where the seemingly impossible becomes possible—every single day. Please consider joining others in supporting our work.

SUPPORTING OUR MISSION

DONATE TO NECCA

NECCA is a nonprofit that’s committed to the people it serves and the community within which it thrives. We rely on our many generous donors to continue to be a place that’s accessible to everyone, where creativity and artistry soar, and where the seemingly impossible becomes possible—every single day. Please consider joining others in supporting our work.

Many Thanks To

Our Sponsors

Please join us in thanking these companies for their support of NECCA.

Grant Sponsors
Year Round Sponsors
Circus Springboard Sponsors

To Circus Springboard Sponsors: Valentine Talland and Nagesh Mahanthappa. Thank you for your support!


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