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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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Great venue for live music!

We had an awesome experience at the Guthrie Center to see live music. An amazing artist Matt Nakoa... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tmarian
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Terryville, Connecticut
A bit of 60s history with a 2000s social consciousness

Great to bask in the very deconsecrated church that played home to some of the scenes in "Alice's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leonard S
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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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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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Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome experience at the Guthrie Center to see live music. An amazing artist Matt Nakoa, the staff was so friendly and the sound was amazing and to top it off the audience was so respectful. There is a limited menu available along...More

Thank tmarian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to bask in the very deconsecrated church that played home to some of the scenes in "Alice's Restaurant", but now so much more to the community! Come and explore!!!

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm so impressed with the good this organization does. From providing free lunch every Wednesday to tutoring to BYOG worship services to concerts featuring local musicians. Loved it. I'd go back over and over again.

Thank GypsyBlood T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are anywhere near this area The Guthrie Center is a MUST SEE. The site is the famed church form Arlo Guthrie's anti-war classic song Alice's Restaurant. The Guthrie center has its heart in the community with events like Thursday night Hootenanny, solstice and...More

Thank 968marlenee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank sumacv
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 23 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
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