We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

We saw what was basically a one-woman show about Ann Richards, a big- hearted, hard-driving... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
via mobile
Best Shakespeare education department in the nation

The summer performance season is outstanding but nothing beats Shakespeare & Company’s Fall... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Marybeth M
via mobile
Read all 228 reviews
All photos (10)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
Located in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Shakespeare & Company is one of the largest Shakespeare Festivals in the country, founded in 1978 by Tina Packer. The organization attracts more than 60,000 patrons annually, with a core of over...more
70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240-2813
+1 413-637-1199
Improve This Listing
Reviews (228)
Filter reviews
227 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews no bad seats midsummer night's dream wonderful production current production intimate setting first rate opening night actors tempest theatre play acting performance staging elayne interpretation preview
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 227 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We saw what was basically a one-woman show about Ann Richards, a big- hearted, hard-driving ex-alcoholic divorcee who was the governor of Texas and high profile star in the Democratic Party. When she called President Bill Clinton, she got a return call right away. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Juliefoe
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The summer performance season is outstanding but nothing beats Shakespeare & Company’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare from September to November each year for the past 29 years. This place has more teaching talent in its little finger than most school districts have in their whole...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marybeth M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Went to see the show, Creditors. The actors did a superb job and you were drawn into the characters lives.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KatrinRa
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The strength of the Macbeth cast was mixed. Most unfortunately the actor playing Macbeth was the weakest. The actor playing Banquo was excellent and the others fell somewhere in between. Strongly suggest reading a review of the play you want to see before you buy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 459margeh
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Every Shakespeare play I've seen at S&Co has made me feel completely connected to the humanity of the play. Shakespeare & Company doesn't "play" Shakespeare, they live Shakespeare and that's what makes it so accessible for the audience. You can relate to the action onstage...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mar M
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Left our entire party breathless. What a wonderful performance! Bravo! I could have watched you all evening. Thank you. We were a party of six: 2 from Vermont, 2 from Buffalo, 2 from Kansas City.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nytexan01
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I need to add my support for this Theater. The quality of the actors is excellent. The plays not only include The Bard, but other really interesting productions. There is not a bad seat in the house, so go there and enjoy yourselves.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PAWMAW1983
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The actors were marvelous! I always question the re-writing of the Bard! You can't really improve on Shakespeare's talent Unfortunately, that brings with it many of its own atrocities,bigotries and discriminations of that time. But, to rewrite history and eliminate them in "a modern-day perspective,"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gnaturecenter
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We have had a wonderful time visiting this performance space for many years. We've been to several of their productions. It is a great company of actors and administrators. Everything they do is exceptional. We enjoyed their production of Macbeth last Friday afternoon. The acting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bob C
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I enjoyed this production of Macbeth, but thought casting Banquo as a woman made no sense. The actor who played Macbeth was excellent. The cast was mostly good and the idea to present the Witches as a individual was effective.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter F
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 nearby hotels
Hampton Terrace Inn
1,041 reviews
.64 km away
Canyon Ranch in Lenox
598 reviews
.75 km away
Garden Gables Inn
612 reviews
1.37 km away
Seven Hills Inn
457 reviews
1.64 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 64 nearby restaurants
Haven Cafe & Bakery
471 reviews
1.09 km away
The Gateways Inn & Restaurant
286 reviews
.65 km away
Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar
1,189 reviews
.85 km away
Nudel Restaurant
450 reviews
.86 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 37 nearby attractions
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
246 reviews
.57 km away
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
79 reviews
1.42 km away
The WIT Gallery
9 reviews
.82 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Marie S
21 January 2017|
Response from Tracey528 | Reviewed this property |
Check out the Shakespeare & Company Web site