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Our Theaters

The
Arthur S. Waldstein Amphitheatre

Shakespeare & Company has reimagined its legacy of outdoor performances with the creation of a 540-seat, open-air, terraced amphitheater on the sprawling Kemble Street campus it has called home since 2000. Set underneath towering spruce trees, the picturesque performance space features comfortable canvas seating, beckoning all to relax and enjoy everything the stage has to offer. The theater is accessible, and amenities include a free, paved parking lot; outdoor picnic tables and tented seating for pre- and post-show enjoyment, and an adjacent concessions stand and restrooms in the Tina Packer Playhouse.

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The
Tina Packer Playhouse

Inspired by the scaffold-and-canvas theaters of Shakespeare's time, where everybody was close to the action, the accessible,climate-controlled Tina Packer Playhouse positions audiences in the round, on two levels. With box seats and comfortable, cushion-backed benches, the Playhouse seats more than 400. Amenities include a free, paved parking lot; outdoor picnic tables and tented seating for pre- and post-show enjoyment; an indoor bar and lobby; concessions, and restrooms.

The
Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

This intimate space puts all audience members within five rows of the action, on three sides of the stage. It is accessible, climate-controlled, and has its own free, paved parking area adjacent to the theater. Outdoor, pond-side seating is available for pre- and post-show enjoyment, and inside, the spacious Jane Iredale Lobby includes an indoor bar, concessions and restrooms.

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The
Roman Garden Theatre

Shakespeare has always been closely linked with the outdoors. In Elizabethan times, the Bard's plays were performed in the open-roofed Globe Theatre, and that tradition remains today at London’s Shakespeare’s Globe. The Roman Garden Theatre is a unique, 280-seat outdoor venue with a combination of cushioned benches and canvas chairs; the open-air seating allows patrons to enjoy the natural beauty of the Berkshires throughout the performance, and the neighboring Tina Packer Playhouse lobby provides amenities such as an indoor bar, concessions, Gift Shop, and restrooms. Free parking is also available in our free, paved parking lot.
The Roman Garden Theatre is generously supported by The Dr. Gerald and Roberta Friedman Foundation.

The
Rose Footprint Theatre

Our tented, outdoor stage is a reconstruction of the first level of Shakespeare’s first London theater, the Rose Playhouse. Situated in the beautiful Rose Meadow, the Rose Footprint features bench seating and removable “groundling” seating for up to 250, with restrooms nearby in Josie’s Place Cafe.

Theatrical Studios

Three, state-of-the-art theatrical studios, located in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, double as performance spaces. Each room is equipped with lighting grids (at 15′ 9½”) with 400 amp stage lighting. Sprung floors are on neoprene pads, which make the airy rooms particularly suitable for dance, yoga, and other physical movement.

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