Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

June 26, 2017

Another stage in the Berkshires

The Roman Garden Theatre
Lenox, MA

Shakespeare has always been closely linked with the outdoors. In Elizabethan times, the Bard's plays were performed in the open-roofed Globe Theatre. Outdoor Shakespeare performances immerse the audience in the "natural world," a landscape that offers an escape from conventional society, a theme integral to the Bard's plays.

Located right on Shakespeare & Company’s Kemble Street campus, the Roman Garden Theatre is a unique 280-seat outdoor venue with comfortable seating in-the-round and a casual ambiance.

The first-ever production in the Roman Garden Theatre’s will be “The Tempest,” the story of a betrayed magician bent on revenge. Prospero’s seething softens when he sees through his daughter that love and forgiveness conquer darkness. Revel in outdoor performances in the new Garden Theatre under the Berkshire summer skies as the cast leads you on this magical and moving journey.

The new theatre is located directly across from the Tina Packer Playhouse. Performances of “The Tempest will take the stage, August 10 – September 3, all at dusk. See for specific dates and times.

The Roman Garden Theatre is generously supported by The Dr. Gerald and Roberta Friedman Foundation.