Theatre

Williamstown Theatre Festival

'62 Center for Theatre and Dance

From June through August, WTF brings Tony award winning actors and veterans of television and film to perform in a series of plays, comedies, dramas, musicals, classics and new work.

MASS MoCA

Downtown North Adams

Since its Building 6 opened in the summer of 2017, Mass MoCA has become one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums, with vast galleries and indoor and outdoor stages.

Williams College ’62 Center

Williams College

The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance summer home of the Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts theater and dance performances year-round while the college is in session.

WordxWord

WordxWord

Spoken word poets run mentoring programs and writing workshops in Berkshire schools and hold events year-round, from National Poetry Month to an annual week-long summer festival in Pittsfield.

Grand Horizons

'62 Center

July 17 - July 28, 2019

Directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman, Bess Wohl’s world premiere play takes an intimate, funny, and painful look at the nature of love over time. Note: There are no performances on Mondays.

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Oldcastle Theatre Company

July 12 - July 28, 2019

Oldcastle Theatre Company Presents Neil Simon’s BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

WTF Fridays@3 Reading: Female Troubles

'62 Center

August 2, 2019 3:00 PM - August 2, 2019 4:30 PM

“Fridays@3” offers theatre lovers the opportunity to experience new work in development by the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Tell Me I’m Not Crazy

'62 Center

July 24 - August 3, 2019

This world premiere comedy asks how one small firearm redefines a family and how two generations confront what it means to succeed and to sacrifice in America today. Note: There are no performances on Mondays.

WTF Fridays@3 Reading: Cinched/Strapped

The Clark Art Institute

August 9, 2019 3:00 PM - August 9, 2019 4:30 PM

“Fridays@3” offers theatre lovers the opportunity to experience new work in development by the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

WTF Fridays@3 Reading: In the Canyon

The Clark Art Institute

August 16, 2019 3:00 PM - August 16, 2019 4:30 PM

“Fridays@3” offers theatre lovers the opportunity to experience new work in development by the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Ghosts

'62 Center

July 31 - August 18, 2019

Henrik Ibsen‘s vivid and passionate play asks – even now – how far one mother, caught between duty and desire, can or should go to protect her family. Note: There are no performances on Mondays.

Before the Meeting

'62 Center

August 7 - August 18, 2019

Trip Cullman directs Adam Bock’s world premiere play, which examines how to truly make amends on the road to recovery.

Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage

Twenty miles south in Pittsfield, Barrington Stage Company fills two stages from June to August and with musicals, comedy and drama, including new works.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Berkshire Theatre Group

With stages in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, the Berkshires’ oldest theatre company is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2018.

Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare & Co.

Founded in 1977, Lenox’s well-established troupe performs Shakespearean classics, contemporary works, adaptations of Edith Wharton’s short stories and more from May to September.

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Music

The Clark Art Institute

Williamstown Cultural District

With a permanent collection of Impressionist art, 19th-century artists and decorative arts across more than five centuries, the Clark Art Institute has become respected across the world.

MASS MoCA

Downtown North Adams

Since its Building 6 opened in the summer of 2017, Mass MoCA has become one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums, with vast galleries and indoor and outdoor stages.

Solid Sound Festival

MASS MoCA

Wilco takes over Mass MoCA with this festival curated by the band and showcasing bandmembers new work, emerging bands, art and comedy.

Mass MoCA jam

Lickety Split at MASS MoCA

Enjoy coffee or breakfast while listening to some impromptu tunes at this weekly Saturday morning gathering.

Williams College music

Williams College

The college music department hosts a series of free concerts in the spring and fall semesters with faculty and visiting performers from across the country and across the world.

Tanglewood

Lenox

Symphony on the lawn, with crystal and silver picnics.

The Brother Brothers in Concert

The Clark Art Institute

July 23, 2019 6:00 PM - July 23, 2019 8:00 PM

The Brother Brothers, identical twins David and Adam Moss, carry the folk tradition for a new generation.

The Chalet: Apocalypstick Redd

MASS MoCA

July 25, 2019 5:30 PM - July 25, 2019 11:00 PM

Hosted by MASS MoCA, The Chalet is a summer fun spot that offers food and drink plus entertainment on Thursday nights July through August.

The Pretenders

MASS MoCA

July 26, 2019

Rock legend Chrissie Hynde fronts The Pretenders, playing their only North American show this summer!

Shaker Barn Music– The Mammals

Hancock Shaker Village

July 27, 2019 7:30 PM - July 27, 2019 10:00 PM

Calling themselves “subversive acoustic traditionalists” or a “party band with a conscience,” The Mammals will have you dancing in the aisles.

Adia Victoria

MASS MoCA

July 27, 2019 8:00 PM - July 27, 2019 11:00 PM

Contemporary blues singer Adia Victoria comes to MASS MoCA.

Hyperlocal: Community Concert Series

The Clark Art Institute

July 28, 2019 12:30 PM - July 28, 2019 2:30 PM

On select Sundays this summer, take the shuttle up to the Lunder Center and enjoy live music and sweeping views of the Green Mountains.

Free Summer Concert Series

Williams College

July 29, 2019 6:00 PM - July 29, 2019 8:00 PM

Celebrate summer with family, friends, and world-class live music on the campus of Williams College.

Bang on a Can Loud Weekend

MASS MoCA

August 2, 2019 4:00 PM - August 2, 2019 11:00 PM

Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music.

Bang on a Can Loud Weekend

MASS MoCA

August 3, 2019 12:00 PM - August 3, 2019 11:00 PM

Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music.

Hyperlocal: Community Concert Series

The Clark Art Institute

August 4, 2019 12:30 PM - August 4, 2019 2:30 PM

Exclusively featuring musicians from within fifteen miles of Stone Hill, “Hyperlocal” is a celebration of deep roots and raw talent.

Bang on a Can Loud Weekend

MASS MoCA

August 4, 2019 11:00 AM - August 4, 2019 4:00 PM

Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, a fully loaded eclectic super-mix of minimal, experimental and electronic music.

Hyperlocal: Community Concert Series

The Clark Art Institute

August 11, 2019 12:30 PM - August 11, 2019 2:30 PM

Exclusively featuring musicians from within fifteen miles of Stone Hill, “Hyperlocal” is a celebration of deep roots and raw talent.

Jupiter and Okwess

MASS MoCA

August 17, 2019 8:00 PM - August 17, 2019 11:00 PM

“Pure dance floor bliss” through a mix of Western rock, pop, and Congolese rhythms.

Roomful of Teeth

MASS MoCA

August 23, 2019 8:00 PM - August 23, 2019 11:00 PM

Roomful of Teeth presents new works as well as a retrospective of the group’s first ten years.

Cha Wa

MASS MoCA

August 24, 2019 8:00 PM - August 24, 2019 11:00 PM

The Grammy-nominated Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of Big Easy street culture.

Flying Lotus

MASS MoCA

August 31, 2019 8:00 PM - August 31, 2019 11:00 PM

A dance party to end this summer — and maybe all summers!

Party in the Park

North Adams

Annual summer concert series that is free and open the public.

BarN

Concert Venue

An intimate setting for acoustic music.

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Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Since Ted Shawn established a revolutionary company for men on a mountaintop more than 85 years ago, Jacob’s Pillow has become a force in the international world of dance. …

Williams College ’62 Center

Williams College

The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance summer home of the Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts theater and dance performances year-round while the college is in session.

Martha Graham Dance Company

The Clark Art Institute

August 18, 2019 1:00 PM - August 18, 2019 3:00 PM

Welcome the revered Martha Graham Dance Company to the Clark’s campus for an afternoon of dance performances.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

An ever-growing online collection of dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today is available free to all.

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Film

Movies Under the Stars at Colgrove Park

Colgrove Park

July 26, 2019 8:30 PM - July 26, 2019 10:30 PM

Join us in the park for our 3RD Annual Movies Under the Stars summer series in Colegrove Park, North Adams. This week’s film is TROLLS.

Family Flicks Under the Stars: Wall-E

Williams College

July 28, 2019 8:00 PM - July 28, 2019 10:00 PM

Images Cinema welcomes you to its annual summer film series for all ages with its final film of the series: Wall-E.

Being in the Body: A Skin So Soft

Images Cinema

August 17, 2019 2:00 PM - August 17, 2019 3:30 PM

In conjunction with Renoir: The Body, The Senses, Images Cinema and the Clark Art Institute present A Skin So Soft (2017)

Movies Under the Stars at Colgrove Park

Colgrove Park

August 23, 2019 8:00 PM - August 23, 2019 10:00 PM

Join us in the park for our 3RD Annual Movies Under the Stars summer series in Colegrove Park, North Adams. This week’s film is The Goonies.

Movies Under the Stars at Colgrove Park

Colgrove Park

September 27, 2019 7:30 PM - September 27, 2019 9:30 PM

Join us in the park for our 3RD Annual Movies Under the Stars summer series in Colegrove Park, North Adams. This week’s film is The Wizard of Oz.

Berkshire Short Film Festival

Berkshire Short Film Festival

September 28, 2019 11:00 AM - September 28, 2019 10:00 PM

Join us for a day of amazing short films from local and global filmmakers.

Images Cinema

Images Cinema

Images Cinema is a year-round community film house, showing contemporary movies, documentaries, art and international films and more.

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Family Programs

Rock On!

Pittsfield

Explore rock, blues, and jazz with a great faculty. All levels welcome from Beginners to Advanced players.

Starlight Stage Youth Theater

Williamstown

Since being founded in 1976, hundreds of young people from the Berkshire County, southern Vermont and eastern New York state area have participated in the programs.

Aliens: Escape from Earth! by ScienceTellers

David and Joyce Milne Public Library

July 23, 2019 4:00 PM - July 23, 2019 5:00 PM

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It is geared toward ages 5-12. Children under 5 are welcome with adult supervision.

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Classes & Workshops

Assets for Artists

Assets for Artists, a project of Mass MoCA, helps artists in many disciplines to find and build financial and business resources and supports artists in moving to the area. Resources can include a matched savings grant program for individual artists, professional development workshops and one-on-one coaching, a residency program at Mass MoCA and more.

FreshGrass Festival

Mass MoCA

FreshGrass is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum.

Rock On!

Pittsfield

Explore rock, blues, and jazz with a great faculty. All levels welcome from Beginners to Advanced players.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Since Ted Shawn established a revolutionary company for men on a mountaintop more than 85 years ago, Jacob’s Pillow has become a force in the international world of dance. …

Starlight Stage Youth Theater

Williamstown

Since being founded in 1976, hundreds of young people from the Berkshire County, southern Vermont and eastern New York state area have participated in the programs.

Sonatina Piano Camps

Bennington, VT

Immersive piano camps for adults and children of all level. 10- and 5-day piano camps for adults and 4 week piano camps for children in the summer.

Williamstown Theatre Festival internships

Williamstown Theatre Festival

WTF has developed a range of programs to support developing actors, playwrights and directors, including a Playwright in residence, writing residencies and a weekly reading series for works in progress.

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