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Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
+1 413-528-0100
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Beautifully restored classic theatre. Good acoustics. Excellent choices and variety of shows... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LeslyeH_13
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Exquisite Renovation, great sight lines

We visited for the Berkshire Film Festival last year and this year. Loved the balcony seating (so... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
averyavery
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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 2 weeks ago

Beautifully restored classic theatre. Good acoustics. Excellent choices and variety of shows---- concerts of all types and lectures.

Thank LeslyeH_13
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We visited for the Berkshire Film Festival last year and this year. Loved the balcony seating (so old-timey). A thoughtful renovation, pleasurable viewing. Charming and comfortable. Be aware there are lots of stairs up to the balcony if you have an issue with that.

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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for several shows, from modern dance to comedy. This is a great place to see a live performance. Having sat in the back of the balcony as well in the front of the orchestra section, the...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 7 May 2017

From Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Selected Shorts, we've experienced some stellar performances here. This excellent theater offers audiences an amazing range of music, theater and spoken word performances.

Thank aloom3
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Te Mahaiwe is a French Renaissance Revival Theater that originally opened in 1908. Thank goodness 80+ years later is was saved from demolition and lovingly restored. It is simply beautiful. We had the great fortune to see the steep canyon rangers here last evening. It...More

Thank Kaycee12561
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Mahaiwe is an old music hall/movie theater that was completely renovated and updated. They schedule live dance (e.g. MOMIX or Paul Taylor), music (e.g. Arlo Guthrie), and lectures. It's also a great venue for seeing the Live in HD peformances of the Metropolitn OPera...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Fabulous theater with superb attractions, including the Paul Taylor Dance Company, for which I'm marketing director. The theater is small and intimate yet attracts A-List performers to Great Barrington, Smithsonian Magazine's #1 small town in America.

Thank Alan O
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have grown up in Great Barrington, literally born and raised and worked here and ever since I was little the Mahaiwe has been here. I remember watching the 4 hour epic Dances with Wolves and even recently Casablanca when it returned for a single...More

Thank mattis73
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We attend Mahaiwe events frequently throughout the year and have never been disappointed. MOMIX was particularly wonderful: unique choreography, stagecraft and superb dancing. Much better to see it at MAHAIWE than in larger New York Theaters.

Thank glevity
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This was a phenomenal performance. Theatre beautiful. Show beyond words. Not a bad seat in the house. Go see at any cost.

Thank Mora1234
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Jane D
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google Mahaiwe and the schedule will come up. I can't give you the address according to trip advisor.
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