- Unless noted otherwise tickets for performances are free.
- Reservations are recommended for performances in the Holden Theater and Studio 3, and can be made by calling the box office up to two weeks prior to opening night at 413.542.2277.
- Reservations are usually not required for performances in Kirby Theater. All seating is general admission.
For complete directions to Amherst College, and information on campus parking, please click here.
Kirby Memorial Theater and The Holden Experimental Theater
Kirby and Holden are located on Route 116 (South Pleasant Street) on the Amherst College campus near the Alumni Gymnasium and the Wilson Admission Center.
The two theaters are part of the same complex, noted on the google map as Holden Experimental Theater.
A one-way drive provides access. It is parallel to Route 116, and is a left-hand turn from Route 116 (across from Hitchcock Road) if one is driving from the center of Amherst.
From the south (the direction of Hampshire College), take Route 116N and take a right at the sign for Admissions and follow the circular drive past the Alumni Gymnasium.
From the north (Amherst Center), take Route 116S, and take a right at the sign for Admissions.
Webster Hall is linked to The Kirby Theater/Holden Theater complex, but further up a hill. The entrance to Webster Hall is on the college's main quad. Visitors are advised to park near Kirby Theater, and walk up the wide paved path to the left of Kirby Theater. The building at the top of the hill on one's right is Webster Hall. Studio 3 is on the lowest level of Webster Hall. Enter Webster Hall by the right-hand door, and walk straight through and down the stairs. Patrons who cannot walk up the hill should be dropped off in front of Webster via Quandrangle Drive on the main quad. An elevator beyond and to the left of the stairwell is available. Access is also available behind Webster via a road up the hill behind the Admissions Office, but parking behind Webster is extremely limited.
Parking and Access
Kirby Memorial Theater
Kirby Memorial Theater is located next to the Wilson Admission Center.
For wheelchair access to Kirby Theater, enter the parking lot between the Wilson Admission Center and the Alumni Gymnasium via Kirby Drive. There are accessible parking spaces and a ramp on the side of Kirby that faces Wilson.
The Holden Experimental Theater
The Holden Theater is located behind the Wilson Admission Center,
at the back of Kirby Theater. In the photo, the building behind and to the right of The Holden Theater is Webster Hall, which houses the Studio 3 Theater and other studios and offices.
Webster Hall: Studio 3, Studio 1, other studios, and the Theater and Dance offices
Webster Hall is on the Amherst College first-year quad next to the War Memorial. To reach the quad, use the main entrance to campus from Route 116, just south of the Route 9 intersection in Amherst. Webster Hall is on the southwest corner of the quad (on the opposite end from Frost Library). Enter Webster Hall through the double doors on the right. Studio One is located on the main floor to the right. Studio Three and the department offices are down one flight of stairs. Parking on the first-year quad is limited. Patrons are advised to park downtown and walk -- or park near Kirby theater and walk up the hill to Webster via the road to the left of Kirby.
There is no dedicated parking for Kirby Theater, The Holden Theater, or Studio 3 Webster Hall. A limited amount of parking is available on the one-way drive parallel to South Pleasant Street that passes in front of Kirby Theater, and in the athletic lot in front of Orr Rink. Some parking is also available behind the Admissions Office near the entrance to The Holden Theater. Additional parking may be available in the neighborhood across South Pleasant Street (that is on Hitchcock, Walnut, and Woodside). Visitors should take care in other areas of campus to note whether parking is limted by permit. Amherst College is an easy walk from downtown Amherst, where additional parking may be available. More info is at amherstma.gov/parking.