Berkshires Local Cultural Events

Attending a Berkshire cultural event? Pick up a book about your favorite venue, play or composer before you visit:


Jacob’s Pillow

Shakespeare & Company

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Barrington Stage Company

is a part of
Berkshire Cottages
by Carole Owens
This book offers the Berkshire Hills traveler the unique opportunity of standing in two centuries at once. This tour of 19th century “cottages” (mansions), can be experienced today in their 20th century incarnations as inns, restaurants and historic sites. This book will guide the reader to a vanishing era.
Internationally renowned and beloved music festival, Tanglewood, is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This provocative work explores the dynamics affecting Tanglewood within the larger context of recent trends in American musical life, including dwindling audiences for classical music and growing commercialism in the arts.
The Red Lion Inn Cookbook
by Suzi Forbes Chase
This cookbook now offers a new pantry section containing chef’s tips and recipes for stocks, sauces, dressings and more.
Muses in Arcadia: Cultural Life in the Berkshires
by Tim Cahill, Richard Nunley, and Mae Banner
Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, MassMOCA, the Norman Rockwell Museum… these are but a few of the names of Berkshire museums and performance spaces that attract MILLIONS of visitors each year. This thorough guide provides a detailed history and description of each of the Berkshires’ prominent cultural events.

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