Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies
Amherst, MA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Thank you to all those who joined our audience! If you liked what you saw, consider making a donation to support our work. We are a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and your contribution will be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Your support makes our programming possible, enabling us to bring Shakespeare Under the Stars and use theatre to empower and entertain as a long-standing member of the local community. We hope you will return to see the hard-working adolescents of the Young Company perform their own take on "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Please see hampshireshakespeare.com for more information.


Join Hampshire Shakespeare an their beautiful outdoor stage in the stunning backyard of the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies in Amherst, MA.

Please note that online reservations close 6 hours before the start of the performance. Tickets may still be available at the door, although if the performance is indoors we cannot guarantee available seats. We thank you for your understanding.

By William Shakespeare

July 20-July 24 &
July 27-31

Performances start at 7:30pm and are outdoor. Please come early. Feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful space before the show begins.

Directed by: Martin Hutchinson

Macbeth remains one of the Bard's most popular pieces because, at its core, the play touches upon a piece of humanity that is uncomfortably relatable. This coming production hopes to cut away the emotionally stunted masculinity and militarism that can dominate the piece. We will instead explore the simplicity and ease of losing yourself to ambition, the trauma of no longer recognizing the person you love most, the crossroads in a story where insanity and supernatural horrors merge, and even the notes of humor that can hang in the air above a tragedy. Colorful, engaging, visually intriguing witches will clash with the lives and fates of grim, gray-scale soldiers. Two lovers will watch their lives disintegrate. And behind it all lies the eerie Birnam Wood (or rather the trees by the Center for Renaissance Studies). Come play in the woods!

Tickets are also available at Broadside Books in Northampton and at Amherst Books in Amherst.

Weather Considerations:
We make every possible effort to stay outdoors, including performing in light rain, but we will move to our on-site indoor location in the event of prohibitively inclement weather. If this happens, we will issue a rain voucher to all audience members that will allow them to attend any one outdoor performance in the season free of charge.
Recent Posts

Tickets are also available for sale at Broadside Books in Northampton and at Amherst Books in Amherst.


The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies (View)
650 E Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01002
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Charity

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Hampshire Shakespeare Company
On BPT Since: Jun 10, 2016
Hampshire Shakespeare Company

Contact us
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2020 Mobile EN ES FR