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10 Great Venues Offering Performing Arts Experiences

Posted on May 01, 2018Written by Lindsey Schmid
Updated on February 08, 2022

Consumer 10 Great Venues Offering Performing Arts Experiences

The Berkshires is known for its world-class music, theater, and dance performances. Check out this list of venues that host our best shows every season.

Number 1

Shakespeare & Company

Enjoy world-class theater in the Berkshires at Shakespeare & Company, one of the oldest and largest Shakespeare Festivals in the country, with four theaters, indoor and outdoor stages, artist talks, backstage tours, and more. Enjoy the timeless works of William Shakespeare and powerful contemporary works by award-winning playwrights. An unforgettable theatre adventure for all ages.

Number 2

Barrington Stage Company

There is no better place to enjoy a show than at Barrington Stage Company. They have been presenting top-notch, compelling theatre with a commitment to new works for 24 award winning years in Downtown Pittsfield. This year’s season includes two musicals, West Side Story and the world premiere of The Royal Family of Broadway from the creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Get your tickets now.

Number 3

Close Encounters with Music

Enjoy the premier presenter of chamber music in the Berkshires, Close Encounters with Music, they are where music meets ideas. They offer concerts and events featuring celebrity pianist and string players as well as other cultural notables and leading composers. With thematic programming from October through June, there is bound to be an event for you to enjoy. Come and be inspired.

4. Tanglewood

5. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

6. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

7. Berkshire Theatre Group

8. Berkshires Jazz

9. WAM Theatre

10. Guthrie Center




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