The Mahaiwe Theater – one of the oldest surviving theaters in the US – has been bringing entertainment to the Berkshires since its opening in 1905. In continuous operation for over 100 years, the Mahaiwe Theater started life as a venue primarily for vaudeville acts. It made the move to films in 1930 and continued through to 2002 when the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center was formed. The theater was both updated and restored with much attention paid to historic detail and retaining the venue’s excellent acoustics.
The Mahaiwe Theater’s 2015 Performing Arts Summer Schedule continues the grand tradition of bringing stellar performances by national and international talent to the Berkshires stage – take a look:
Close Encounters With Music presents Invitation to the Dance – June 13th, 6pm
Boston Early Music Festival presents Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 – June 20th, 8pm
Boston Early Music Festival presents Monteverdi’s Orfeo – June 21st, 3pm
Tom Gold Dance with Live Music – June 27th, 8pm
Noche Flamenca’s Antigona – July 2nd, 7:30pm
Paul Taylor Dance Company – July 9th through the 12th, various times
Pink Martini – July 13th, 8pm
London’s National Theatre in HD: Everyman – July 16th, 7pm
Don McLean – August 8th, 8pm
Free Fun Friday Bindlestiff Family Cirkus – August 14th, 10am
An Evening with Graham Nash – August 15th, 8pm
An Evening with Kenny Aronoff – August 23rd, 7pm
Throughout both the 2015 Performing Arts summer schedule – and the rest of the year – the Mahaiwe Theater presents weekly classic films as well as other live events involving music, theater, dance, talks, and other programs.
Highlights for this summer include a documentary film about Paul Newman’s racing career, an oral history by Arlene and Alan Alda about Just Kids from the Bronx, and an evening with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.
Mahaiwe Theater and Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA
Mahaiwe Theater Lodging
Applegate Inn bed and breakfast is a convenient drive from Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, not to mention man of the other cultureal attractions in the Berkshires: Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Barrington Stage Company, and so much more. Applegate Inn offers 11 beautifully appointed suites with private baths, fireplaces, and spa tubs to provide you with true relaxation – stay with us and enjoy real Berkshires comfort!