Events Calendar -- Fall 2016

The autumn 2016 semester ends on December 14th!

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful fall semester! Check back in late January for a complete list of events for the spring!

Happy Holidays!


Fall 2017 keep an eye out for our Renaissance Harvest Banquet at the Old Chapel!


Renaissance Wednesdays

Discussions of the Renaissance roots of our culture, at 4:00 p.m. in the Reading Room with refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. Free of charge and open to the public.

First Sunday Concerts

Concerts featuring performances of early music at 2:00 pm on the first Sunday of the month in the Reading Room at The Renaissance Center.

Community Classes for Adults

Informal classes for the community. Offered each semester. Free of charge and open to all. Registration is required by phone at 413-577-3600 or by email.


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Shakespeare Under the Stars 2016 Performance Season Took Place in the Meadow of The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

2016 Season:


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Young Company: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hampshire Shakespeare Company is a community-based organization with part-time seasonal professional staff. The Company brings together professional, amateur and student performers, offering audiences and actors a range of theatrical experiences from the most profound to the most playful.