About The Foundry

Built in 1994 as a glass blowing studio, the building’s name references its roots. Now the venue produces theater, music, comedy, spoken word, educational workshops and more, providing a safe place to create dangerous work. Work that counteracts the passive, the isolating, the distance between people. Come experience joyful creation, partake in brave exploration, meet the person sitting next to you, share about what you’re seeing, buy them a drink. Our goal is to present relevant performing and visual art that is accessible for diverse audiences; art that connects and inspires us, and incites us to leap across cultural boundaries. The Foundry is a holding tank for raw, funny, challenging, empowering work that changes the lens through which we view each other.



The Foundry’s owner, Amy Brentano (She/Her), moved to the Berkshires from New York City in 2002. A theater artist and educator, her dream has long been to acquire a physical space where challenging, new work can be supported, unheard stories can be given a platform, and  artists generous of spirit can convene and produce work that questions old ideas.



The venue pays careful attention to vaccination rates as well as rates of infection both locally and statewide and is prepared to pivot at a moment’s notice if and when it becomes necessary for public health safety to reinstate restrictions in the future.

Patrons are no longer required to provide proof-of-vaccination or wear masks at the venue.


Please note that there is limited parking at The Foundry.

We encourage you to use one of the three public parking lots in the town (one is across from the Post Office, one is behind Berkshire Bank and one is just off Main Street,)  or parking spaces on Main Street.

If you park on or off Main Street, it is just a quick walk across the Williams River bridge to the venue.

Please do not park at the Post Office, Trúc Orient Express or on any other private property to avoid parking tickets.