Theatre

Williamstown Theatre Festival

'62 Center for Theatre and Dance

From June through August, WTF brings Tony awardwinning 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.

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 festivalcurated by Wilco 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.

Roomful of Teeth

Williams College Department of Music

September 28, 2018 8:00 AM

Roomful of Teeth offers a program featuring vocal music of Wally Gunn, William Brittelle, and “The Isle” by Caroline Shaw.

Mohamed Abozekry & Karkadé

MCLA

September 28, 2018 7:30 PM - September 28, 2018 9:00 PM

With his group, Karkadé, Mohamed Abozekry fuses Egypt’s popular and classical music traditions.

Chamber Orchestra of Williams

Williams College Department of Music

September 29, 2018 8:00 AM - September 29, 2018

The Chamber Orchestra of Williams features Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht,” conducted by Leonard Bopp ‘19.

Angel Olsen with Julianna Barwick

Mass MoCA

September 29, 2018 8:00 PM - September 29, 2018

From the sparse folk-melancholy of Strange Cacti to the electrified rock of My Woman, Angel Olsen blends Dolly Parton and Patti Smith.

The Decemberists

Mass MoCA

October 4, 2018 8:00 PM - October 4, 2018

Lead vocalist and guitarist Meloy, guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query and drummer John Moen explore new approaches to making music and broaden their sonic range.

Met Live in HD: Aida

Clark Art Institute

October 6, 2018 12:55 PM - October 6, 2018

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris in the Met’s production, opening the broadcast series this fall.

Performing Artists in Residence

Clark Art Institute

October 12, 2018 7:00 PM - October 12, 2018

Pianist Jeewon Park, violinist Colin Jacobsen and violist Nicholas Cords join for an evening of classical music with Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Bonnie Prince Billy in concert

Mass MoCA

October 13, 2018 8:00 PM - October 13, 2018

An enigma of the folk-rock world  — a celebrated singer-songwriter who has never signed with a label and has a songcovered by Johnny Cash — he is hard to find and hard to dismiss.

Berkshire Symphony at Williams

Chapin Hall

October 19, 2018 8:00 AM

8pm at Chapin Hall, Williams College The season’s first concert of the Berkshire Symphony features music of Joan Tower, Paul Hindemith, and Antonin Dvorak. Conductor Ronald Feldman and the 75-member orchestra are joined by guest artist Andres Diaz, cello, who performs Dvorak’s cello concerto. There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, […]

Met Live in HD: Samson and Delilah

Clark Art Institute

October 20, 2018 12:55 PM - October 20, 2018

Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival Amneris in the Met’s production, opening the broadcast series this fall.

Met Live in HD: La Fanciulla Del West

Clark Art Institute

October 27, 2018 12:55 PM - October 27, 2018

Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson.

Michael Pisaro: A Wave and Waves

Clark Art Institute

October 28, 2018 1:00 PM - October 28, 2018 3:00 PM

Talujon Percussion Ensemble, the Williams Percussion Ensemble, and guests immerse listeners are immersed in an ocean of sound, creating colossal percussive waves in layers of imperceptibly soft sounds.

Talujon Percussion Ensemble

Clark Art Institute

October 28, 2018 4:30 PM - October 28, 2018 6:00 PM

The Talujon Percussion Ensemble joins the Williams Percussion Ensemble and guests for an hour-long concert of music for percussion by Sam Pluta, Caroline Shaw, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and John Cage.

Tune Yards + U.S. Girls

Mass MoCA

October 30, 2018 8:00 PM - October 30, 2018 11:00 PM

This fall, 4AD will present the label’s first-ever tour with labelmates Tune-Yards and U.S. Girls who embark on a cross-country U.S. tour in support of their standout 2018 LPs.

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.

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

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.

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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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