No Berkshires vacation is complete without a trip to the theater. The Berkshires are home to some of the best theatrical performances in New England. The Inn at Stockbridge is conveniently located close to a variety of events and live performances, including Tanglewood, home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the historic Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. You also won't want to miss these other local theater troupes:
Shakespeare and Company - Classic theater and new plays, late June - August
Founded in 1978, Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance and harmony; a company that performs as the Elizabethans did — in love with poetry, physical prowess and the mysteries of the universe.
Berkshire Theater Group - Music and theater year round, 5 stages in Stockbridge and Pittsfield!
Berkshire Theatre Group was created in 2010 by the merger of two of Berkshire County's oldest cultural organizations, Berkshire Theatre Festival founded in 1928 in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre build in 1903 in Pittsfield. One of the largest and most exciting arts organizations in the area, BTG oversees the development, production and presentation of theatre, music and the performing arts on 5 stages. The Berkshire Theater Festival is just down the road from us here in Stockbridge.
Barrington Stage Company - Great theater in downtown Pittsfield, the summer season begins in May.
Co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a not-for-profit professional theatre company in the Berkshires (MA), with a three-fold mission: to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre, especially young people.
The Capital Steps - Political Satire, July 4 through August 31 at Cranwell - Very popular with our guests!
Hilarious political satire and song parodies returning to Cranwell this summer. The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since they began in 1981, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 33 albums including their latest "Fiscal Shades of Gray". They've also been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials.
Mahaiwe Performing ArtsTheater - Great Barrington
A wide variety of programs in dance, music, theatre and opera in their newly restored theater. Dinner in Great Barrington followed by a show? Sounds fantastic!
Infinity Music Hall - Norfolk, CT. A great line-up of popular artists! About 40 minutes from the Inn.
Built in 1883 in picturesque Norfolk in northwest Connecticut, Infinity Hall is an intimate music, dining and entertainment destination beyond compare. Newly renovated, the historic building features its original proscenium stage and wood, as well as many other notable details. Seats 300.