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The Guthrie Center & Foundation

Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 413-528-1955
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Arlo, Alice and the church

The Guthrie center at Alice's now Arlo's church is a unique experience. There are musical... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
You can get anything you want

The site of the Alice's restaurant,song, you can have a nice meal before the show including some... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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The epicenter of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant." The events that took place on Thanksgiving 1965 became a song, the song became a record, the record a movie. The movie was filmed in 1968 where the actual events took place on location at The Old Trinity Church, which became The Guthrie Center founded by Arlo Guthrie, and named for his parents, Woody & Marjorie Guthrie in 1991. The Center continues the Guthrie Family philosophy of a place for interfaith worship, cultural exchange especially with music and art, and of course a place to eat (during seasonal performances). 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" and the old church will celebrate in style with services and performances that will put a smile on your face and nourish your heart.
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  • Poor3%
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Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 413-528-1955
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

The Guthrie center at Alice's now Arlo's church is a unique experience. There are musical venues,dinner, and a feeling of being in another era.There is also opportunity for community service. You can volunteer for shows and or tutor children after school ,or help families who...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

The site of the Alice's restaurant,song, you can have a nice meal before the show including some wine or beer. We saw Tom Paxton, and the show was great. Acoustics were fantastic. It is a small venue however, so get there early if you want...More

Thank Markitect54
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Took a trip here with my lady and we both Loved it.We got to take a tour of the place and got to take lots of pics.We live an hour away and cant wait to come back for some of the events they have.

Thank Foobitt1
Reviewed 29 October 2016

OK, I will admit that the main reason I came here was because I hear “Alice’s restaurant” every thanksgiving on my local rock and roll radio station. I have also heard a few of this other “story songs” which I find very entertaining. But it...More

1  Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had a wonderful visit with George Laye, the Director of The Guthrie Center. George's passion and devotedness to meeting the needs of his community, whether by obtaining a grant to replace the roof of the center to providing free community lunches and legal clinics, left...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Listened to a blues singer and had dinner. The space is intimate and we enjoyed the concert, though didn't always hear the words he sung. The music came through. The food and service were fine. The venue has a nice feel to it. One of...More

Thank stew15
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a beautifully renovated church, with first-class sound system and a nice menu (even if the volunteers sometimes take a bit of time to deliver the food.) Lucy Kaplansky, a wonderful singer and guitar player, was the night's entertainment and she was wonderful. For...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopped in here as part of our Alice's Restaurant scavenger hunt in the Stockbridge area, and one of the workers graciously showed us around the building, suggested vantage points for photos, and explained what the center is all about. I'm sad that I don't live...More

1  Thank therese l
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Saw previous post that on Thursday night the had enjoyable sing along with music of the sixties and seventies. None of that happened. Musicians sang their own songs about loss, sadness, death, and loss. Did hear one familiar song out of ten before we left....More

Thank RevDrRobert
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Go to the Wednesday noon lunch. It's free, and comprises the best local organic donations from nearby farms, expertly prepared by volunteer chefs. High-price attorneys, doctors, engineers and professors mingle with low-budget artists and more than enough street people. It's what you imagined Arlo would...More

Thank John G
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