About Saint James Place

Saint James Place opened in January 2017 as a home for small and mid-size Berkshire County arts groups in need of quality performance, rehearsal and office space.  Saint James Place is a state-of the-art cultural center, where residents can enjoy music, theater, dance and other performances along with lectures, classes and meetings year-round in the heart of downtown Great Barrington.  Saint James Place is available to host events of all kinds, including weddings, conferences, galas, reunions and receptions.

Great Barrington residents Sally and Fred Harris are the founders of Saint James Place Inc., a secular non-profit organization created in 2010 to both preserve the historic St. James Episcopal Church on Main Street and convert it into a vibrant performance and meeting space with modern facilities.

Saint James Place has returned the People’s Pantry to its original home at the church.  500 square feet of specially designed space and its own dedicated, accessible entrance has been donated to the nonprofit.  The food pantry’s relocation to downtown Great Barrington, steps from a major bus route, has made it more accessible for those who lack transportation.

Saint James Place is governed by a board of directors, who are developing a sustainable model for the building into perpetuity.  Currently, a Capital Campaign is underway to eliminate construction debt and build operating reserves for maintenance of the building.  Many naming opportunities exist.  For more information, please email info@saintjamesplace.net

SJP charges affordable rents to small and mid-sized groups for performance, rehearsal and office space and keeps costs low with the help of supplemental revenue from a limited number of weddings and receptions.