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Academy of Music Theatre

Main Street, Northampton, MA
413-584-8435
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Northampton
Type: Theaters, Movie Theaters, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a fun theater to meet and see all your buddies from Northampton and the surrounding area. A lot of local productions that are often cute and surprisingly good. Only negative is they charge a service charge for tickets even if you buy them at the box office.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

One of first city owned theaters in the US, the Academy is a historic gem that is currently raising money to restore and update some of the features of the theatre. This theatre, located in the center of Northampton, feels like you are stepping back in time. It hosts so many cultural events, many produced by area groups, schools and... More

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South Hadley
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Academy of Music is a showplace just outside the gates of Smith College.It dates back to its earliest performer Jenny Lind in the 1800's who loved it, and Northampton, so much that she called it "The Paradise of America". Northampton is still known locally as Paradise City. A trip to the Academy of Music brings you back to that... More

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Academy of Music is Northampton's gem. Recently renovated, it's the 6th oldest theatre in the US. Very grand and a flashback to more civilized times. It's a lovely place to see a concert, dance performance, or film.

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Colchester, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Has character inside, all the seats in the orchestra have a good view. Seats wide enough and aisles too so you can be comfortable. They offer snacks in the lobby. Great place to see and hear your favorite music or other event.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Almost any performance at the Academy provides a good reason to visit this restored gem. Go to the Academy and imagine yourself moving back in time, perhaps, 50, 75, or 100 years ago. Let the statue of Bogart (who greets you in the lobby) guide you in, and allow your surroundings to add depth to whatever event, concert or film... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I have been a patron of the Academy of Music for many years. It is a great old theater which wonderful charm and history. A warm inviting feel and fantastic events.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in the US. Ad it's municipally owned. Originally an opera house, the Academy operated for decades as a big screen, first run, movie house while still hosting music events, variety shows, and the Northampton Film Festival. An 800 seat auditorium is a huge hall to fill in a small town, but... More

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Went here to see my niece compete in a local "Distinguished Young Woman" pageant. Comfortable seating. Unfortunately, the restrooms are down a flight of stairs. Exciting day because my niece won the competition!

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
490 helpful votes 490 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Great variety of film and performances. Always something of interest on the marquee

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