Nov
12
Sat
Ghost Tour with Robert Oakes
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us as Robert Oakes, author of Ghosts of the Berkshires, leads you through the rooms and halls of this historic estate sharing tales of its hauntings. Stand in the places where the eerie encounters occurred, listen to the first-hand accounts of those who experienced them, and maybe even experience something unusual yourself. This is not an active investigation.

Robert Oakes is an author, teacher, storyteller, and singer/songwriter originally from northern New Jersey and currently residing in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Since 2010 Robert has led the ghost tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount in Lenox, MA, and has represented the museum and its ghosts on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends series on PBS, and The Apple Seed show on BYUradio. In 2020, Robert’s debut book, Ghosts of the Berkshires, was published by Arcadia Publishing. Robert’s latest book, Ghosts of Northwestern New Jersey, was released in September 2022.

The tour will take place on Friday, December 30 at 7 pm. Admission is $27 and minimum age to attend is age 12. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets please call us at 413-637-3206. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event. Masks are required.

Nov
20
Sun
Closing Today at 1 pm for a Private Event
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm
Nov
22
Tue
Closed on Thanksgiving.
Nov 22 @ 11:30 pm – Nov 23 @ 12:30 am

WE ARE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING, NOVEMBER 24.

Nov
30
Wed
Performance of “A Christmas Carol” SOLD OUT
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

ALL PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT

The great-great-grandson of the literary legend Charles Dickens, British actor Gerald Charles Dickens will present a one-man theatrical performance of his ancestor’s classic work A Christmas Carol at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum on Wednesday, November 30, and Thursday, December 1, 2022. An elegant tea will be served at 5:30 pm followed by his performance at 7:00 pm.

Using his own adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, Gerald plays 26 characters using his vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life.  In 1993, he created as his first one-man show, A Christmas Carol, inspired by Charles’ own energetic readings of the 1860s in the United States and elsewhere.

Gerald’s performance of A Christmas Carol has received standing ovations the world over: “The audience was rapt, as it was in Charles’ day!”  “Not a reading or a dramatization but the best of both.”  “Dickens the actor gets full value from Dickens the writer.”  “A Dickens of a performance.”

Gerald Dickens has been performing one-man stage shows based on the life and works of his ancestor for over twenty years, undertaking major tours of both the UK and America each year. As part of his performance of the atmospheric ghost story The Signalman, Gerald began to research the circumstances behind the Staplehurst rail crash of June 9, 1865 which led to his writing of a new book, Dickens and Staplehurst.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol, which includes an elegant tea, are $65. Ventfort Hall will be in full Christmas Regalia! Reservations are required and can be made by calling (413) 637-3206. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.  Masks are required. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

Dec
1
Thu
Performance of “A Christmas Carol” SOLD OUT
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

ALL PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT

The great-great-grandson of the literary legend Charles Dickens, British actor Gerald Charles Dickens will present a one-man theatrical performance of his ancestor’s classic work A Christmas Carol at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum on Wednesday, November 30, and Thursday, December 1, 2022. An elegant tea will be served at 5:30 pm followed by his performance at 7:00 pm.

Using his own adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, Gerald plays 26 characters using his vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life.  In 1993, he created as his first one-man show, A Christmas Carol, inspired by Charles’ own energetic readings of the 1860s in the United States and elsewhere.

Gerald’s performance of A Christmas Carol has received standing ovations the world over: “The audience was rapt, as it was in Charles’ day!”  “Not a reading or a dramatization but the best of both.”  “Dickens the actor gets full value from Dickens the writer.”  “A Dickens of a performance.”

Gerald Dickens has been performing one-man stage shows based on the life and works of his ancestor for over twenty years, undertaking major tours of both the UK and America each year. As part of his performance of the atmospheric ghost story The Signalman, Gerald began to research the circumstances behind the Staplehurst rail crash of June 9, 1865 which led to his writing of a new book, Dickens and Staplehurst.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol, which includes an elegant tea, are $65. Ventfort Hall will be in full Christmas Regalia! Reservations are required and can be made by calling (413) 637-3206. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.  Masks are required. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

Dec
3
Sat
Historic Holiday Property Tour
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Ticket holders only

Stockbridge Chamber Historic Holiday Property Tour

Dec
18
Sun
Holiday Cabaret and Tea
Dec 18 @ 3:30 pm

Please join us for a festive and fun afternoon on Sunday, December 18 at 3:30 pm. The mansion will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season. A lovely tea shall follow the program. Come celebrate the season with a Holiday Cabaret performed by singer Sherri James Buxton with Bob Shepherd accompanying.

The program will feature seasonal songs from Broadway musicals and the Great American Songbook as well as traditional favorites and some audience participation. There will be a sing along of traditional carols including The Twelve Days of Christmas with parts to 12 (or more) audience members.

Sherri James Buxton is an elegant interpreter of a wide range of genres from standards and show tunes to jazz, delighting audiences with her warmth, depth, versatility and flawless technique. She combines a lifelong love of melody and lyric with a highly skilled voice and beautiful stage presence. If you’ve heard a Buxton performance of a song, you’ve heard that song’s definitive interpretation. Sherri has appeared on and off Broadway, and in numerous cabaret venues. She got her first professional break at the age of seventeen when she was cast as The Girl in an off Broadway production of “The Fantasticks”. She was in the original Broadway production of “Look to the Lilies” and has performed at The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Kansas City Starlight Theatre. Locally she has appeared at the Pittsfield Jazz Festival and her jazz group, the Sherri James Buxton Trio, was the main attraction in the Cranwell Resort “Music Room” supper club. Sherri has also performed at The Colonial Theatre, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Berkshire Athenaeum, The Gateways Inn, Mission Bar and Tapas, Castle Street Café and the Seven Hills Cabaret. Sherri teaches at the Berkshire Music School where her popular Cabaret Workshop is in the 20th season.

Bob Shepherd has been a working pianist in New England for 70 years. He plays beautiful jazz music in various venues from solo to big band and especially enjoys accompanying singers who consider him a musician’s magician

Tickets to attend the concert are $45 per person. Reservations are required by calling 413-637-3206. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

Dec
28
Wed
Marionette Show
Dec 28 @ 3:30 pm

The popular puppeteer Carl Sprague will return to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox to charm all ages with “The Very Late Christmas Present” for two holiday vacation week marionette performances.  The dates and times are Wednesday, December 28th and Friday, December 30th both at 3:30 pm. The audiences will have the opportunity to meet this wizard, who knows how to pull strings.

This year’s holiday show is a comic story of how our family’s century-old Czech puppet theatre was created and how it came to America. There are lots of characters, lots of scenery and lots of amusing drama. Fun for all. Please come join us and keep the story going.

Sprague, who has appeared annually at Ventfort Hall with his “behind the scenery” mastery, has been a puppeteer since childhood.  He inherited a collection of 60 antique Czech marionettes, each about eight inches tall that were assembled by his great-grandfather, Julius Hybler, with purchased heads and hand-made costumes.  Hybler’s legacy also includes two marionette theaters.

Also, Sprague has been a set designer for such motion pictures as “The Royal Tenenbaums” and Scorcese’s “The Age of Innocence,” as well as for theater productions including those of Shakespeare & Company.

Admission to the show is $15 per person; $7 for children 4-17 and free for age 3 and under. Children must be accompanied by adults.  Ventfort Hall is decorated for the holidays. Reservations are strongly recommend as seating is limited and can be made by calling (413) 637-3206. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.   The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

Dec
30
Fri
Marionette Show
Dec 30 @ 3:30 pm

The popular puppeteer Carl Sprague will return to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox to charm all ages with “The Very Late Christmas Present” for two holiday vacation week marionette performances.  The dates and times are Wednesday, December 28th and Friday, December 30th both at 3:30 pm. The audiences will have the opportunity to meet this wizard, who knows how to pull strings.

This year’s holiday show is a comic story of how our family’s century-old Czech puppet theatre was created and how it came to America. There are lots of characters, lots of scenery and lots of amusing drama. Fun for all. Please come join us and keep the story going.

Sprague, who has appeared annually at Ventfort Hall with his “behind the scenery” mastery, has been a puppeteer since childhood.  He inherited a collection of 60 antique Czech marionettes, each about eight inches tall that were assembled by his great-grandfather, Julius Hybler, with purchased heads and hand-made costumes.  Hybler’s legacy also includes two marionette theaters.

Also, Sprague has been a set designer for such motion pictures as “The Royal Tenenbaums” and Scorcese’s “The Age of Innocence,” as well as for theater productions including those of Shakespeare & Company.

Admission to the show is $15 per person; $7 for children 4-17 and free for age 3 and under. Children must be accompanied by adults.  Ventfort Hall is decorated for the holidays. Reservations are strongly recommend as seating is limited and can be made by calling (413) 637-3206. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.   The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

Ghost Tour with Robert Oakes
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us as Robert Oakes, author of Ghosts of the Berkshires, leads you through the rooms and halls of this historic estate sharing tales of its hauntings. Stand in the places where the eerie encounters occurred, listen to the first-hand accounts of those who experienced them, and maybe even experience something unusual yourself. This is not an active investigation.

Robert Oakes is an author, teacher, storyteller, and singer/songwriter originally from northern New Jersey and currently residing in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Since 2010 Robert has led the ghost tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount in Lenox, MA, and has represented the museum and its ghosts on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends series on PBS, and The Apple Seed show on BYUradio. In 2020, Robert’s debut book, Ghosts of the Berkshires, was published by Arcadia Publishing. Robert’s latest book, Ghosts of Northwestern New Jersey, was released in September 2022.

The tour will take place on Friday, December 30 at 7 pm. Admission is $27 and minimum age to attend is age 12. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets please call us at 413-637-3206. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event. Masks are required.