Seeing the Show

Getting there, and what to expect


What and when is the show?

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run from August 19–September 5 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only at 8pm. There are no matinees.

What time does the show start?

The performance begins promptly at 8:00pm. The show will run about 2 hours including one intermission.

Common-MapWhat is the location of the event? What about parking?

Performances take place at Pittsfield’s First Street Common (next to the Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street). Parking is available in the public lot directly across the street.

What about rain?

Unless it’s raining hard at 8:00pm, we’ll plan to go on with the show. We won’t call off the performance until the last possible moment. We all know that summer weather in the Berkshires is unpredictable — a late afternoon shower can move on to leave a beautiful balmy evening. Please check our Facebook page for cancellation notices »


NEW FOR 2021: This year’s production will be presented “in the round”! In order to facilitate social distancing in our audience, they will be seated on all sides of the stage. We will encourage parties to remain at least 6 feet apart from each other.

Bring your own seating, and choose an open spot on the lawn. There will be areas closer to the stage for blankets, with low lawn chairs and higher folding chairs further back. Admission is free, although a suggested donation of $5 is graciously accepted to help offset costs.

What to bring?

Feel free to bring a picnic and snacks. A sweater or jacket will come in handy, as the nights do get chilly after sundown. Please do not bring sun umbrellas — the sun will be low in the sky by then and not a problem. No dogs, please.

What about wine or beer?

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park, and will not be sold at the performance. Smoking is strictly prohibited in all of Pittsfield’s beautiful parks.

Is there food at the park?

Bottled water, popcorn and other treats will be available courtesy of the Zion Lutheran Church.