This gracious, balconied theater is one of the oldest movie houses in the USA (1890), and one of the most beautiful. It shows first-run independent films, plus books all sorts of music concerts from folk to cabaret …
This restored movie house hosts big-name performances with everything from hot rock and indie bands to comedy shows. The Gilded Era decor is pretty fancy, but the place could do with a fresh coat of paint.
The town's prime venue for folk, rock and jazz with performers from Judy Collins to Dar Williams. Table seating means the atmosphere is pretty relaxed, though the food and drinks are overpriced and underwhelming.
One of the best regional theater companies in the US stages works by playwrights such as Wendy Wasserstein and Northampton's own Sam Rush. Performances are held at the Mendenhall Center on the Smith College campus.