Accessibility

Berkshire Theatre Group strives to make all programs, performances, and facilities accessible and inclusive to ensure that all of our patrons have an enjoyable and meaningful visit.

The current services and items we offer to assist while attending a performance are detailed below. For further information, or if you have any questions, or require additional assistance or accommodation, please contact the Ticket Office at (413) 997-4444 or info@berkshiretheatre.org.

Accessibility and Convenience at the Theatres:

Each theatre has Accessible Parking available for those who need it. These spaces are marked with appropriate signage. At the Stockbridge Campus, during the summer months, parkers will be available to help direct patrons as needed.

Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs) are located at each theatre. Please note that during performances, BTG asks patrons using ALDs provided by BTG to please turn off their personal hearing devices as interference may occur.

Concessions are available at each theatre before the show and during intermission. At our Stockbridge campus, we are proud to offer Jane’s Café inside The Unicorn Theatre with seating in the back of the Fitzpatrick Main Stage orchestra, just outside the tent, or outside on The Unicorn Theatre patio.

A PDF version of BTG’s season program book is available online. Click here to view BTG’s current program book.

The Colonial Theatre offers a coat room, which patrons are welcome to utilize at no charge during performances.

The Fitzpatrick Main Stage has a limited number of cushions available for patrons as needed during performances.

Seating:

Each of BTG’s unique stages offer ADA Seating for every performance. Additionally, each Theatre offers benches in the lobby and outdoors for patrons. Please contact the Ticket Office at (413) 997-4444 or info@berkshiretheatre.org for more information and to help select the best seats for your needs.

The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield:

The Colonial Theatre offers ADA seating on all levels: Orchestra (first level), Balcony (second level), and Gallery (third level). Each floor is also equipped with a physically accessible restroom. The second and third levels can be reached by stairs or elevator. The Garage, located in the lobby of The Colonial Theatre, also offers ADA Seating at all performances. Please contact the Ticket Office for questions about seating at Garage performances. All entrances to The Colonial Theatre are sloped and physically accessible.

The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge:

The Fitzpatrick Main Stage offers ADA Seating on the Orchestra level. There are also physically accessible restrooms on the orchestra level. The Fitzpatrick Main Stage has stairs at each entrance, and there is a chair lift at the rear entrance for patrons with mobility devices.

The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge:

There is only one level to The Unicorn Theatre, and most seats are accessible only by stairs. There is a row of seating that is accessible without stairs and offers ADA seating. The Unicorn Theatre’s main entrance is physically accessible.

Special Performances:

The cast of A Christmas Carol, 2017. Photo by Emma Rothenberg-Ware

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 12 at 6pm, at The Colonial Theatre. A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate individuals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum.

At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.

For more information please visit our Show Page or contact the Ticket Office at (413) 997-4444 or info@berkshiretheatre.org.

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