Events Calendar -- Summer 2017

Welcome to Summer at the Renaissance Center

Please bear with us as we finalize the details of our offerings for next semester. Remember to continue checking back for updates on speakers, dates, times, and events!


Summer 2017


Shakespeare Under the Stars 2017


Young Company: Hamlet, the First Quarto

More information below in the Hampshire Shakespeare section.

Please note that the Renaissance Center has no dealing with tickets or the sale of tickets for the Hampshire Shakespear Company or the Young Company. Please go the the Hampshire Shakespeare website which can be accessed below via the link regarding all ticket sales and issues.

Thank you.


In Spring 2018

May 6, 2018 11:00 am -- 4:00 pm

16th Annual Community Renaissance Festival

We’ll have theater, music, falconry, juggling, sword demonstrations from Phoenix Swords, Renaissance games, artisans, dancing, and more! Costumes encouraged! Fun for the whole family. Rain or shine. Plenty of on-site free parking. Food for sale from UMass concessions. Free and open to the public, though donations are most welcome.


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 are done for the Spring. Check our calendar next Fall for more concerts..

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.



Hampshire Shakespeare Logo

Shakespeare Under the Stars 2017 Performance Season Will

Take Place in

The Meadow of

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

2017 Season:

Hamlet by William Shakespeare and

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

This will be done in Alternating Performances June 22 - August 5, 2017

Young Company: Hamlet, the First Quarto

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.