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Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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Fabulous Venue

The Mahaiwe is a lovely theater, and it seems as though all seats offer a great view of the stage... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Glenville, New York
Pat Metheny

My first visit to Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for the Pat Metheny concert on August 2 was... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Kay S
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The mission of The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is to be the leading year-round presenter of performing arts, film, educational and family programs for the Berkshires and neighboring communities. Through programs of the highest quality in dance...more
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14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1513
+1 413-528-0100
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Mahaiwe is a lovely theater, and it seems as though all seats offer a great view of the stage. On my most recent visit there, I saw Chris Botti, along with the other performers he brought for the show. It was a wonderful performance,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

My first visit to Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for the Pat Metheny concert on August 2 was fantastic! I arrived early to pick up my “will call” ticket in anticipation of lines of “people congestion.” I breezed through the process and toured the facility. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The preservation group has rescued and renovated this former movie theater. The Mahawie features virtually every type of live entertainment, drawing popular and current performers, and some retro movies. Prices are competitive with NYC/Boston theatres due to the profile of the performers. Many shows are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Walking into this historic theater was a treat in itself! So ornate and speaking of an era long past. But, with comfortable seats and an amazing line-up of performances, this theater is very up-to-date! We saw the Paul Taylor Dance Theater and were thrilled with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Splanky
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Every time I look at what is coming up at the Mahaiwe, there are performances that I want to see, from reggae, jazz, classical, singer-songwriter music to ballet, classic movies and more. I always feel at home at this theater.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anna2032018
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I remember as a child going to Saturday movies in this lovely old theater which has wonderfully been restored to her original glory as a performance venue. Live HD performances of the Metropolitan Opera are such fun here. And every kind of entertainment from classical...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RevRover
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The Mahaiwe has a great balance of programming--music, dance, theater, informative talks. It was such a privilege to see jazz pianist prodigy Joey Alexander in May, 2018. Felt I was witnessing something very special in such an intimate theater space. What a memorable and transcendant...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
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11 August 2018|
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Response from Anna2032018 | Reviewed this property |
There are several options for parking in downtown Great Barrington and it's fairly easy after hours. The town's website has a map of the parking areas that I found helpful. I usually try to park on the other side of Main St... More
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.