Rent the Mahaiwe

rent the Mahaiwe

Stephen G. Donaldson photography

The Mahaiwe marries the beauty, warmth and intimacy of a turn-of-the-century proscenium theater with the latest in stage technology — the perfect place to host your next event or production. The theater is easily accessible from New York and Boston, in the vibrant Berkshire downtown of Great Barrington. Built in 1905 and meticulously restored in 2005, the Mahaiwe is a fully equipped fly house, with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, digital video and film projection technology. Our professional production personnel are available to work with you on any event from a simple lecture to a fully-staged opera.

The Mahaiwe is ideal for a variety of corporate, social, non-profit and arts-related events, including

  • meetings and conferences
  • fundraising events
  • private parties
  • concerts, plays, film screenings and lectures
  • theater workshops/pre-production/residencies
  • rehearsal space
  • recording sessions
  • photo, film and video shoots
  • …… and more.

Seating is available for small and large events, up to 680 capacity. Catering and lodging packages are available in partnership with our local world-class restaurants and hotels.If yours is a ticketed event, the Mahaiwe offers a full-service, professionally-staffed box office with phone, walk-up and online ticket sales. The Mahaiwe enjoys a devoted audience of local residents, weekenders and tourists, drawing over 40,000 visitors per year from throughout Berkshire County, New England, New York, and around the country.

Whether you are a business looking to bring your event to the next level, an arts organization looking for rehearsal and production space, or if you’re looking for a unique site for your private party, the Mahaiwe can help you create a memorable event. Allow us to treat your attendees to the Mahaiwe experience.

To inquire about renting the Mahaiwe, contact Director of Finance and Administration Karin Watkins at 413-644-9040 x108 or