Berkshires Theatre Group, Colonial Theatre
About Berkshires Theatre Group, Colonial Theatre
The Colonial Theatre is the primary performing arts venue in the city of Pittsfield, MA. It is the home venue of the Berkshire Theatre Group, formerly the Berkshire Theatre Festival, which was established almost a century ago in Stockbridge, MA, The Colonial was built over the course of six months in 1903 for $70,000 and was a popular theatrical and vaudeville venue until the mid-1930s, then it became a movie house until 1952, and finally a paint store until the 1990s. The Colonial Theatre was renovated between 2001 and 2006 and now presents a variety of entertainment and community events. Over the years, the Colonial has enhanced the learning experience for tens of thousands of area school children, has served hundreds of thousands of visitors, generated millions annually in community economic impact, and has fulfilled or surpassed the expectations most people in the Berkshires had when the struggle to restore The Colonial Theatre got under way.
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Transportation & Parking
Many commercial lots, within a one-block radius, are available for parking after 5pm. On-street parking is free after 5pm and on weekends. Guaranteed parking is available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel parking garage. This is a paid lot but parking is free to bar or dining room patrons. The lot can be accessed (if coming from the South) by turning left on Church Street in front of the Colonial and taking an immediate right. The lot is on the right. Or (if coming from the North) by turning right onto West Street and taking an immediate left into the Crowne Plaza main entry.