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The dramatic arts have flourished in the Berkshire Hills for more than a century. Especially in summer, the Berkshires can fill your days with plays and dance for weeks.

by Tom Brosnahan
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Williamstown Theatre Festival

Founded in 1954, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has staged many original works that have moved on to Broadway and other prestigious venues. Big-name actors, fine set design and satisfying performances draw the crowds to this town on the Vermont border. More...

Shakespeare & Company

For three decades, Shakespeare & Company in Lenox has brought to life the Bard's best in the Berkshires, with memorable performances by a company of more than 150 artists. More...

Berkshire Theatre Group

The Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, is organized by the Berkshire Theatre Group which stages performing arts events on five stages: three at the Festival's campus in Stockbridge, two in Pittsfield (the historic Colonial Theatre and adjoining Garage). More...

Berkshire Fringe

A three-week mid-summer festival of emerging artists, ensembles and innovative, dynamic, cross-discipline and edgy theatrical works, including world premieres organized by Bazaar Productions at The Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock,
Great Barrington (map). More...

Barrington Stage Company

Pittsfield's own theater company is the Barrington Stage, presenting classic dramas, musicals, new and experimental works, and youth theater on three stages in the city center just off North Street. More...

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

This premier American summer dance program, founded in 1932, takes place in Becket, next to Lee. More...

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The historic Mahaiwe Theater built in 1905 for vaudeville acts, converted to a cinema in 1930, is going strong after more than a century. It is now Great Barrington's drama, film and concert venue, right in the town center, offering a wonderful historic space as well as a full program of varied arts entertainments. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Colonial Theater, Pittsfield MA

The historic Colonial Theatre (1903)
in Pittsfield MA.

 

 

 

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