Visitor Information

The ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance provides teaching, rehearsal, performance, and technical spaces for the Williams College Department of Theatre, Department of Dance, Williams student performing ensembles of all types, lectures and panel discussions, intercollegiate festivals, and nationally renowned visiting artists performing and working in collaborative residencies with our students. The Center is named in honor of the Williams College Class of 1962, whose members envisioned the state-of-the-art venue for performing arts and led the campaign to build the Center.

Directions & Parking

Ample free parking is available in the parking garage behind the theatre, just off of Route 7, and in lots across the street from the theatre and on campus. Handicapped parking spaces are available on level one of the garage.

Accessibility

Accessible seating is available throughout the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Please indicate your specific seating needs when placing your ticket order. In addition to wheelchair spaces, the ’62 Center is equipped with a limited number of aisle seats that have folding armrests on aisle sides to make transfer easier for those with mobility limitations. If you need such seating, please be sure to ask for a transfer seat when placing your ticket order. 

The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance is equipped with an assistive listening system in our MainStage, Adams Memorial Theatre, and CenterStage. Please provide the house manager with your driver’s license/ID card to check out a headset. 

Ticket Policies

Tickets to most Dance Department and Theatre Department performances are $3 per person. Tickets to CenterSeries events are $3 for students with a valid ID and $10 for all others. Credit cards and cash are accepted. Tickets are non-refundable and can only be exchanged within a run of the same performance, subject to availability. Exchanges must be requested at least 24 hours before the original performance. Refunds may only be issued for events that are canceled and not rescheduled or replaced. 

Tickets purchased online or over the phone can be picked up at the Box Office. E-ticket and Print-at-Home options are also available. Please pick up reserved tickets at the Will Call window no later than 30 minutes before the event. All unclaimed or unused tickets/ e-tickets are subject to release 10 minutes prior to showtime. 

All events in the ’62 Center are general admission and require a ticket for admittance unless otherwise stated. For sold-out performances, a wait list will be started at the Box Office one hour prior to curtain. Wait lists are in-person only and are highly recommended. 

Late Seating

Performances at the ’62 Center begin promptly at the scheduled curtain time. Arriving late to a performance can be extremely disruptive to the artists and your fellow audience members. Late seating is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. When late seating is permitted, latecomers are seated at the discretion of house management. 

Cell Phone and Recording Devices

As a courtesy to both patrons and performers, we ask that you turn off your cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices prior to entering the theaters and completely refrain from their use during performances. Photography and audio/video recording of any performance is strictly prohibited. 

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