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Academy of Music Theatre

Main Street, Northampton, MA
+1 413-584-8435
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Average theatre nothing special

This theatre is not architec turally beautiful, it is really quite average. Save your money i... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tl D
A treasure: beautiful 19th c theater perfectly restored

You have to see this place. As for the rest of the experience (movie, concert, whatever) it depends... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Main Street, Northampton, MA
+1 413-584-8435
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This theatre is not architec turally beautiful, it is really quite average. Save your money i haven't seen any great percormances either. The acoustics are awful.

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

You have to see this place. As for the rest of the experience (movie, concert, whatever) it depends on what's playing. One caution: seats under the balcony do not have good sound. I know this from many, many visits to the Academy--back when it was...More

Thank arimbaud
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The acoustics here were amazing! We saw Melissa Erheridgd here and had a partially obstructed view seat. It was just fine and we enjoyed the concert very much. We were on the main floor and heard people saying they didn't like the balconies. We loved...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We see the Pioneer Valley Ballet's Nutcracker here every year, as well as a spring ballet and at least a few other community shows. Since it was renovated a few years back, it is just that much more special. The theater is a walk back...More

Thank MilesBS
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We saw a very good show. Its nice that they are keeping this very old place up. It reminds me of the old western theaters.

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Academy shows a wide variety of events throughout the year and we attend many, especially music and theater. Gorgeously restored and intimate, it is a great venue for live performance. They even serve fresh popped popcorn!

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent very old theatre. Been the a couple of times. They are very organized. Seats are very comfortable. Small problem - no ice for your drinks.

Thank CESecurity
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been to several theater performances, dance recitals, and even the First Night Circus at the Academy, and it is a terrific venue. There are very few (if any) bad seats, performances are reasonably priced, the popcorn is yummy, and if you get a...More

Thank drummersu
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Academy of Music just celebrated its 150 year anniversary. It is the oldest municipality-owned theatre int he country. First class live theatre, music concerts of all kinds, a film festival and even national renowned comedians perform there.

Thank NorthamptonSyd
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have seen many performances at the Academy of Music Theatre and have always had a good time, good view (regardless of the seat), and good performances. A really nice place to see a local show. The staff is always helpful and efficient.

Thank sarah m
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12 January 2017|
Response from MilesBS | Reviewed this property |
ABBA Mania is down the street on February 11 at the Calvin Theater in Northampton. You and your 10-year-old daughter might also be interested in at least two of the Four Sundays in February sponsored by the Northampton... More