Saint James Place is closed as of March 17th and performances are cancelled through April 5th. The People's Pantry will remain open on Mondays and Thursdays. For information on Olga Dunn Classes or Berkshire Opera Festival auditions, please contact them directly. Contact us with questions. Stay healthy and safe.

“It feels good right now to do something so concrete for my neighbors” – The People’s Pantry at Saint James Place


March 24, 2020

 COVID-19 has a significant impact on our society and on each of us personally, even in the Berkshires. Here at Saint James Place, our building remains closed except for a very important section down at the bottom floor facing Taconic Avenue: The People’s Pantry. Many members of our Southern Berkshire community depend on daily wages […]

New Ways to Receive Wedding Guests and Then Get on With the Party


March 3, 2020

Consider the wedding reception line. There are definite benefits. EVERYONE wants to talk to the happy couple – a reception line is one easy way to make sure everyone does.

Brightening the Winter with Schubert and Brahms: Q & A with Violinist Peter Zazofsky


February 7, 2020

Winter in the Berkshires is beautiful. But often there are long stretches with plenty of gray and cold – but not a lot of snow. We all turn inward at these times. That’s why we’re so excited about Close Encounters With Music’s (CEWM) February 22nd performance here at Saint James Place. They call it a […]

SJP Wedding Open House!


January 24, 2020

We’re excited for our next Saint James Place Wedding Open House on Saturday, February 29th anytime between 11am and 1pm. If you’re getting married in 2020 or 2021 (or 2022…it’s never too early!), stop by, have a signature cocktail, and tour our beautiful historic venue in the heart of Great Barrington. (Snow date March 7.) […]

Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Berkshire Voices, and Dynamic Performance


January 21, 2020

Berkshire Playwrights Lab provides playwrights with the space to create. Through readings, workshops and fully-staged performances, BPL provides a structure for emerging and established playwrights in the Berkshires. Saint James Place is honored to provide the performance space for this weekend’s Berkshire Voices production: Jane Denitz Smith’s I Am, You Are, We Were.  Berkshire Voices is […]

Festive Holidays Trains


December 5, 2019

Come to Saint James Place and see festive holidays trains! Open this coming weekend and the next! Saturday December 7th and 8th from 12noon – 5pm and Saturday, December 14th, 3pm-8:30pm and Sunday, December 15th, 12noon-5pm. We’re part of the Southern Berkshire Chamber’s Shop, Sip and Stroll on the 14th. There’s always something fresh at […]

5 Wedding Traditions That Still Work


November 10, 2019

Do you dream about a wedding in the beautiful Berkishires? Let Saint James Place host your very special day. Saint James Place is a lovingly restored & completely renovated cultural center with state-of-the-art equipment for outstanding sound and lighting