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Programs & Initiatives

Williamstown Theatre Festival is more than the work you see on our stages each summer in Williamstown.  In addition to producing a full season of theatre and events in only eight weeks, Williamstown Theatre Festival runs professional training, play development, and community immersive theatre programs year-round.  Click below to learn more about each of these programs.

Community Works

COMMUNITY WORKS is Williamstown Theatre Festival’s year-round community-engaged theatre program that brings together hundreds of Berkshire area residents from all walks of life.  These diverse constituencies are connected with professional theatre artists and with each other through workshops, rehearsals, and a professional-caliber production on the Main Stage at the Festival, presented free of charge for more than 2,000 locals.

Learn more: Community Works

New Play and Musical Development Initiative

Williamstown Theatre Festival’s robust and growing New Play and Musical Development Initiative provides support and professional opportunities to playwrights, composers, and other generative artists, with summer residencies and year-round opportunities for development and collaboration in New York City and at the Festival.

Learn more: New Play and Musical Development Initiative

Professional Training Program

Williamstown Theatre Festival is distinct among our nation’s theatres for consistently devoting as much energy – and significant resources – to training and mentorship as we do to producing.  For 60 years, the Festival has offered students and early-career professionals unparalleled opportunities to develop their skills in an environment that promotes mutual inspiration and respect between novices and established artists.

Learn more: Professional Training Program


Find Us

By Phone: (413) 458-3200
By Email:
By Snail Mail: PO Box 517
Williamstown, MA 01267