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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 Musical Venue

For everyone that saw the movie "Alice's Restaurant", this is the church in the movie. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brewster, MA
A follow up from the Clearwater Festival this past June...

Rating 4.25 or more, but I was only here about 30-40 minutes. So, no, I didn't get to eat the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diann T
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230
+1 413-528-1955
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For everyone that saw the movie "Alice's Restaurant", this is the church in the movie. It is a very pretty setting. They have great folk artists all summer. We caught one of the last shows of the season. There are small tables and you can...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rating 4.25 or more, but I was only here about 30-40 minutes. So, no, I didn't get to eat the Thanksgiving Dinner that couldn't be beat. I was the only visitor last Tuesday during my time slot, but the caretaker was an awesomely helpful resource...More

Thank Diann T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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 12 August 2017 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 10 August 2017

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 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

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

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