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Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
+1 413-528-0100
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Not a bad seat in the house

Watching Graham Nash from the 4 row in the balcony! The whole venue is great, small and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2015
lynne B
Hartsdale, New York
via mobile
Wonderful Theatre, beautifully renovated

Have been to many events over the years including political debates, ballet, concerts (most recent... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2015
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The Mahaiwe Theater opened in September 1905 and is one of the oldest surviving theaters in the country. In its early years, the theater presented touring vaudeville acts and performers such as John Philip Sousa. It was transformed into a movie palace in 1930 and has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. Celebrated for its splendid acoustics, the theatre has played an important role in the life of the area.The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center was formed in December 2002 and launched its first six-month presenting season with a Centennial Celebration in May 2005. The theater has been newly restored, with great attention to historical detail, at a cost of over $9 million. The restoration was overseen by noted architect, Hugh Hardy, with engineering and construction by skilled Berkshire craftspeople and artisans. The theater is a recipient of support from Save America’s Treasures, the historical restoration has been certified by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the National Park Service. In addition, The Mahaiwe is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places!The Mahaiwe is now a unique year-round performing arts center presenting music, dance, theater, opera, and classic films in the southern Berkshires. The theater seats almost 700 audience members. We have brought hundreds of live events as well as classic films, and the Metropolitan Opera “Live in HD” broadcasts to the theater’s stage and screen as well as hosted dozens of performances presented by others. The Mahaiwe strives to welcome the broadest possible community into our theater on an ongoing basis.
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14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Watching Graham Nash from the 4 row in the balcony! The whole venue is great, small and acoustically excellent!

Thank lynne B
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Have been to many events over the years including political debates, ballet, concerts (most recent being Don McLean), live HD Opera from New York Metro and movies. A wonderful gem of a theatre in the heart of Great Barrington. The acoustics are fantastic for music...More

Thank MurgieH
Reviewed 17 July 2015

When I went to high school in Great Barrington, I got to perform at this venue with my high school band. It's very classy and very clean. I've also been to film screenings here: The Wizard of Oz, Nosferatu, Casablanca. They run a very nice...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Even though I live about 50 minutes away, I always love coming her for a concert. it's easy to find, lots of nearby parking,and the venue itself has great acoustics, Food sightlines from anywhere and plenty of bathrooms! A lovely interior as well. We have...More

Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We recently saw a memorable performance at the Mahaiwe and enjoyed it immensely, thanks not only to the excellent production but also to the excellent customer service. Before we ordered our tickets for the show (first row of the mezzanine), we called the box office,...More

1  Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed 6 July 2015

My husband and I stopped in the see the Midtown Men. This was a fantastic show, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The employees are super friendly, and very helpful. I would give them 5 stars, but there is something I feel needs mentioning. My husband...More

Thank MizzyG1
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Thank goodness for the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. They have superb offerings all year long. As permanent residents we are grateful for the HDTV opera offerings. We have been subscribers for years. The Saturday afternoon performances make the endless snowy and cold winter days go...More

Thank nangold
Reviewed 27 January 2015

I have attended many wonderful events at the Mahaiwe. There is not a bad seat in the house and it is around the corner from lots of fabulous restaurants, shopping and other interesting experiences. You might want to leave a bit early for very popular...More

Thank maryeloise
Reviewed 12 January 2015

The concert was so enjoyable and the musicians were extremely well trained. Excellent selection of music and a wonderful time to welcome in the New Year!

Thank Renee W
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Just visited Great Barrington (again) and we attended an NTL HD presentation of, Of Mice & Men, which was great I can say the theater is very beautiful... historic and has the modern feel... great sound and the view is great it seems anyone in...More

Thank Josh M
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Jane D
9 January 2017|
Response from Alan O | Reviewed this property |
google Mahaiwe and the schedule will come up. I can't give you the address according to trip advisor.