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Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
+1 413-528-0100
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The Mahaiwe scammed me. There was a lot of commotion and noise when I entered the lobby, which is... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
New York
Beautiful Theater

People come to the Berkshires for many things, culture and arts and seasonal natural experiences... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
+1 413-528-0100
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Mahaiwe scammed me. There was a lot of commotion and noise when I entered the lobby, which is uncomfortably tiny. I asked to purchase a ticket at the box office, and they only offered me a $50 ticket, the highest price. I think that...More

Thank Phaelen
Reviewed 10 October 2017

People come to the Berkshires for many things, culture and arts and seasonal natural experiences, and the Mahaiwe should be included as one of the loveliest theaters. Beautiful architecture and design offset a terrific Paul Taylor Dance Co. production. Worth the visit.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Mahaiwe Theater, known now as the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, has returned to its roots in recent years as a live performance venue. This historical gem opened its doors in 1905 and has seen its fair share of famous name headliners walk across the...More

Thank Freedom_on_wheels
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went for a concert in August. I had bought obstructed view tickets (there are poles) in the orchestra section on line and they were willing to exchange them for non-obstructed seats in the balcony. Theater has been renovated and is nice and functional and...More

Thank MikeEcsedy
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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
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Jane D
8 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.