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Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts

122 Green Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Sage Hall
144 Green Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-ARTS (2787)

Performing Arts Box Office
Phone: 413-585-3220

Every semester at Smith features mainstage and studio theatre performances, faculty and student dance perfornances, new play readings, new works of choreography by grad dance students, and a large assortment of faculty and student music performances, including a series of informal concerts at lunchtime.

News on Fall 2018 dance, music and theatre events will be available soon—please check back!



Family Weekend Concert: Montage “Royals”

Saturday, October 27 marks this year’s annual Montage Family Weekend concert, hosted by the Smith College Department of Music. The Smith College Choirs, Orchestra, Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Handbell Choir and student music groups will be performing songs by Queen, ABBA, Lorde and more.

A Beethoven Cycle: The Complete Piano Sonatas

Pianist Jiayan Sun will explore Ludwig van Beethovan's masterworks chronologically in a series of eight recitals during the 2018–19 season.

Sage Chamber Music Society, Fall 2018

The Smith Department of Music and Sage Chamber Music Society offers a series of compelling programs this fall, spanning centuries and styles. SCMS is comprised of Smith College music faculty joined by distinguished colleagues, friends, and special guests, dedicated to exploring concert-music old and new. All Sage Chamber Music Society performances are free and open to the public.

Music in the Noon Hour, Fall 2018

Smith College music faculty and special guests in half-hour recitals to refresh you midweek with solo and chamber music treasures and discoveries. All events are free and open to the public.


Moonlight on the Miskatonic

The Smith College Department of Theatre opens its 2018–19 season with a world premiere musical, based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft. Moonlight on the Miskatonic, with a book by Samantha Noble ’12, music and lyrics by Clifton J. Noble MA ’88, and directed by Ellen Kaplan, opens October 19 and runs through October 27 in Theatre 14.

New Play Reading Series

The New Play Reading series brings to our audiences an international spectrum of new and developing scripts honored by the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and other major professional awards, alongside exciting plays by Smith MFA graduate playwrights, distinguished Smith alumnae, winners of the Five College Denis Johnston Playwriting Prize for undergraduates, and select others.