We are generously hosted by The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, which is located at 650 East Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002.


The Renaissance Center is handicapped-accessible.  Chairs are provided, and audience members can also choose to sit on the grass. Picnicking is encouraged!

Weather/Rain Policy

As an outdoor theatre company committed to the safety of both audiences and performers, we may sometimes have to adjust for inclement weather. This may include simple delays or holding the show. If we proceed on performing at the Renaissance Center, we recommend all audience members bring rain proof apparel, but the company will have a few umbrellas and ponchos available for use. Alternatively, we may move to our rain space at Emily Dickinson Hall at Hampshire College.

If there is inclement weather, a decision about where the performance will be held will be made by 12:00 PM the day of. Check your email or our Facebook page for these communications. If you unsure or have any questions, call (413) 345-2350 or email



The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Hampshire Shakespeare’s main stage is located on the Great Meadow of the Center overlooking a beautiful mountain view.


From the South

Take I-91 to Exit 19, turn right, cross the bridge and drive 6 miles to the Amherst Common which will face you on the left at a traffic light in the middle of town. Turn left at the lights, stay on that road, which becomes North Pleasant St. and then (without turning) East Pleasant St. The Center is 650 East Pleasant Street, about 3 miles from the center of town, on the left and just past the fire station on the right. There is a small white sign out front; there is a sign for Stone House Flower Farm across the road. Follow the signs for parking.

From the North

Take I-91 to Exit 20; at the exit go to the traffic light and turn left on Damon Road. At the end of Damon Road, at the bridge construction, turn left again over the bridge and follow the directions above.

From the East

Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Exit 4, go north (toward Holyoke) onto I-91 and follow the directions for those coming from the south. Those using Route 9 from the east or west will come into the center of Amherst. At the traffic light at the Common, turn north along the Common. You are on South Pleasant Street, soon to become East Pleasant Street. Follow East Pleasant Street to 650 and refer to the directions above.

From the West

Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Exit 4, and follow the directions above.

Emily Dickinson Hall at Hampshire College (Alternative Rain Space)