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The Colonial Theatre is available to rent for performance events as well as other events/functions. With its extensive facilities the Colonial has played host to both rock bands and weddings, comics, and business meetings. The Colonial Theatre is located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

The Colonial Theatre Lobby may be rented separately from the full theatre space. The lobby is great for business meetings, cocktail receptions, and more!

The Garage (located in The Colonial Theatre Lobby) is a versatile space used for intimate concerts, cabaret type events, and dance parties.

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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 built 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 multiple stages.

Our campus in Stockbridge, which is home to Berkshire Theatre Festival, presents work at two venues: The Fitzpatrick Main Stage and The Unicorn Theatre.

THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE (314 seats), founded in 1928, is the ultimate "summer theatre." This iconic building, designed by Stanford White, helped establish the Berkshires as a cultural destination. Each summer, the finest in classical theatre and world premieres are produced on our historic stage.

THE UNICORN THEATRE (122 seats), a theatrical jewel, is the home for new and emerging artists, and challenging and thoughtful work.

Berkshire Theatre Festival Campus

6 East Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Administrative Phone: (413) 448-8084
Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444

Our Pittsfield location is home to our oldest and newest stages: The Colonial Theatre and The Garage.

THE COLONIAL THEATRE in Pittsfield (780 seats) was built in 1903 and re-opened in 2006, following a $21 million restoration. This stage boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture and state of the art technical systems and hosts family entertainment, comedy, live music and more year round.

Located in the lobby of the Colonial is THE GARAGE. Its name pays homage to its former owner, Berkshire Auto Co. This newly developed venue, complete with stage, lights and sound system, is our dedicated space for local and regional music performers.

The Colonial Theatre/The Garage

111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Administrative Phone: (413) 448-8084
Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444

Come be a part of the excitement!

  • Concessions are available in the lobbies of all of our theatres.
  • Lost and found articles should be turned in to an usher or House Manager.
  • Inquiries regarding lost articles may be directed to the Ticket Office.
  • Complimentary coatrooms are available to theatre patrons at the Colonial.
  • Berkshire Theatre Group management is not responsible for personal property left at the theatre.
  • Designated handicapped parking is available at all of our theatres.
  • Public entrances and exits are all handicap accessible.
  • Handicapped seating and infrared assisted listening systems are available on all levels and in every price range. Please advise the ticket office staff of any special needs at the time of ticket purchase.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in any of our theatres.
  • The photographing or sound recording of any performance or the possession of any photographic or recording device inside our venues without the written permission of the theatre management is prohibited by law.

 


 

Berkshire Theatre Group is the premier performing arts organization in Western Massachusetts. BTG encompasses 4 theaters in 3 towns throughout Berkshire County including the 780 seat Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, the 408 seat Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge and the 122 seat Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. 

  • Concessions are available in the lobbies of all of our theaters.
  • Lost and found articles should be reported or turned in to an usher or House Manager. Inquiries regarding lost articles may be directed to the Ticket Office (413) 997-4444.
  • Complimentary coatrooms are available to theater patrons.
  • Berkshire Theatre Group management is not responsible for personal property left at the theater.

Accessibility:

Designated handicapped parking is available at all of our theatres and public entrances and exits are all completely accessible. Handicapped seating and infrared assisted listening systems are available on all levels and in every price range. Please advise the ticket office staff of any special needs at the time of ticket purchase.

We are located at

The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Administrative Phone: (413) 448-8084
Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444

As well as:

Berkshire Theatre Festival
6 East Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Administrative Phone: (413) 448-8084
Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444

Ticket Office Hours

Monday – Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
and at least 2 hours prior to performances.

Ticket offices remain open through intermission.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in any of our theaters.

The photographing or sound recording of any performance or the possession of any photographic or recording device inside our venues without the written permission of the theater management, is prohibited by law. 


Technical Info

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The Colonial Theatre

General Folders

FILE NAME FILE TYPE CONTENTS/NOTES
General Information ZIP Contains technical specifications, square footage, lineset schedule and parking informations
Lighting Information ZIP Contains channel hookup, instrument schedule, magic sheet, rep plot, dimmer locations, and house light patch.
Theatre Drawings ZIP Contains ground plan, section, stage dimensions and detail of SL and SR wings
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Board of Trustees

 

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Board of Trustees

James Ruberto, Honorary Chairman
Ruth Blodgett, President
Lee Perlman, Executive Vice President and Treasurer
David L. Lloyd, Jr., Executive Vice President
David L. Auerbach, Vice President
Bruce Birenboim, Vice President
David T. Comalli, Vice President
Neil E. Ellenoff, Vice President
Robert H. Jones, Jr.Vice President
Robert M. Berzok, Secretary
Wende Carver
Linda James Cooper
Reggie Cooper
Hilary Somers Deely
Marie V. Feder
Shari Haddad
Philip H. Heller
Barbara Cohen Hobbs
Scott E. Kirchner
Tom Laurin
Linda Abate Ludwig
Andrew H. Mick
Andrea F.Nuciforo, Jr.
Ian Rasch
Casey Meade Rothstein-Fitzpatrick
Linda M. Ruberto
Mary Carol Rudin
Alli Sheehan
Kenneth Stark
Kate Maguire Artistic Director, CEO

Emeritus Board

Robert E. Becker
William H. Booth
Bridget Fawcett
A. King Francis
James W. Giddens
Dr. Donald  B. Giddon
Henry Goldstein
Bobbie Hallig
Jane Harte
Barbara Haubold
Michael D. Hess
Randolph Hawthorne
Stuart Hirshfield 
Gordon Hyatt
Margery Jassy
Michael E. MacDonald
Elizabeth Ireland McCann
Betsey McKearnan
Martin E. Messinger
Kate Morris
Mary Mott
June Ellenoff O’Neill
Fredric D. Rutberg
Gary P. Scarafoni
Marvin H. Seline
Carole Siegel, Ed. D
Margery Steinberg
William Swan
Aso O. Tavitian
Robert B. Trask
Julie Weiss
B. Carter White
Jane M. White
Robert G. Wilmers


Mission

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Berkshire Theatre Group’s mission is to support wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment. Berkshire Theatre Group's celebrated four stages reflect the history of the American theatre; they represent a priceless cultural resource for the community. Our vision is to be a center for creative work that enriches, educates, invigorates and transforms artists and audiences.

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