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Shakespeare and Company Media

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

The Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre is a versatile stage space, 70 feet by 35 feet, with four distinct seating configurations for stage presentations and events. Moreover, the space is designed to serve various dining configurations for special events. The space is highly adaptable and flexible, depending on the creative and hospitality needs of any event.

  • The entire space is covered by a lighting grid (at 13′ ¾”) so that every part of the environment can be transformed into performance space.
  • There are entrances at all four corners of the room and on every side.
  • Body-contoured seats are removable and storable, allowing the space to be turned into a unique function room for business or non-profit meetings and events.
  • A full, commercial-grade catering kitchen is adjacent to the theatre space.


Theatre Seating: In a thrust configuration it seats 186, with seats aligned to three sides of the stage. In its end-stage configuration, it will become even more intimate, seating 150, 130 or as few as 65, complementary to special group functions with more intimate, focused presentations.

Dining Configurations: The theatre will comfortably accommodate 128 seated at round tables. When no seats or dinner tables are installed, as in a party or celebration set-up, the theatre can accommodate 160 people.