the Beautiful Berkshires
- Historic Sites & Estates
- Performing Arts Venues
- Museums & Galleries
- Culinary & Agrarian Attractions
- Outdoor Recreation & Sports
- Annual Events of Note
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
This beautifully restored Gilded-Age hall presents a wide variety of entertainments, including dance, music of all genres, classic films, author events, and “Live in HD” screenings from the Metropolitan Opera House and London’s National Theatre and other special events. It is home to Berkshire Playwrights Lab, presenting theater works-in-progress throughout the summer, and Close Encounters with Music, presenting thematic chamber music recitals with top musicians from around the world.
A four-screen cinema presenting a mix of independent, foreign, and big-budget films.
The Beacon Cinema
The biggest Hollywood hits play on the Beacon’s many screens, along with the occasional independent film and Live-in-HD broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and special sports events.
Music & More in the Meeting House
A seasonal series of chamber music recitals, author discussions and readings, films, and other performances, held in a historic, quintessential New England meetinghouse.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
An important collection including work by Dutch Masters, Impressionists, and key American artists, as well as decorative objects. The Clark screens live-in-HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera as well as periodic thematic film series.
This four-screen cinema presents a blend of independent, foreign, and big-budget films; high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and London’s National Theatre; and periodic screenings of documentaries with the filmmakers present to discuss their work.
A sprawling historic mill and factory is home to the nation’s largest museum of contemporary art.MASS MoCA regularly presents cutting-edge film, music, dance, and theatrical performances in the expansive Hunter Center and the cabaret-like setting of Club B-10. A courtyard stage permits audiences to enjoy events outdoors in clement weather.