We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: West St off Rte 183, Lenox, MA 01240
Phone Number:
+1 413-637-5165

The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra features performances by...

The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra features performances by world-renowned conductors, soloists and musicians.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 831 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 687
  • 95
    Very good
  • 18
  • 10
  • 6
Best way to spend an evening

One of my favorite places anywhere. It is a wonderful experience to come on a Fri or Sat evening, with a blanket and a picnic, have dinner, walk around and notice everybody else's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie A
Short Hills, New Jersey
Add Photo Write a Review

831 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 816: English reviews
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
1,115 reviews
663 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,221 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great venue for music. We visited in July and saw James Taylor - great concert. Have also gone to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra while sitting on the lawn. Just recently, we drove out to Tanglewood as I have fond memories of summers spent listening to wonderful music here. The area, although not yet open for the 2017 concert season,... More 

Thank denver60
Short Hills, New Jersey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite places anywhere. It is a wonderful experience to come on a Fri or Sat evening, with a blanket and a picnic, have dinner, walk around and notice everybody else's picnics, and then lie back under the stars and listen to the BSO. You should bring either light beach chairs or something to lie on. If you... More 

Thank Julie A
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Sundays on the lawn with a picnic before the BSO performance; July 4 with James Taylor has become a tradition; Great acoustics in the shed and the smaller Ozawa Hall. Music is gorgeous; walk around because the view of the Stockbridge Bowl is also beautiful.

Thank MnM2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
523 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Tanglewood is special and is one of our favorite places. We have seen many different performances by a wide range of artists. Going by on a clear, sunny day in February I was reminded of the magic that comes alive each summer. When I returned to Canyon Ranch, I pulled up the Tanglewood website and purchased tickets for two performances... More 

1 Thank waterandmore
Springfield, Virginia
Level Contributor
81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We saw James Taylor in early July. Fantastic show!! Everyone brings blankets, food and drink to this open air concert stage. The facilities are in a building not far to walk, which was nice. We had a large family going, but got there early and had plenty of space to spread out. We would love to attend another concert, the... More 

2 Thank Richard H
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
Level Contributor
203 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Highly recommend parking your car as soon as allowed about 2 hours before concert. We were given this tip by hotel staff. Thank goodness we did. We got a decent parking spot near front ( all parking is on grass). The weather was beautiful so we walked the 3/4 mile or so to the downtown area and saw the line... More 

1 Thank Elly H
Level Contributor
41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Music at Tanglewood is a Berkshires tradition. Invited by friends, we loaded up our picnic chairs and blanket, gathered food from a number of local purveyors, and made our way to the Tanglewood grounds. The social aspect with friends was terrific. Even if we'd gone alone, the atmosphere was great for laying on a blanket and reading a book. The... More 

Thank Lauren D
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

If you come to the Berkshires in the summer time, than you must make a traditional visit to Tanglewood. Buy a lawn ticket and relax on your blanket while listening to music. Everyone that attends brings their own picnic foods and wines. Just DO NO forget bug spray. The mosquitos are nasty out at night.

1 Thank OK2122
Level Contributor
134 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We go every year to hear the Boston Pops orchestra. We sit on the lawn with our lawn chairs and have a wonderful lunch that we manage to pack. The music is delightful and relaxing. The cost is very reasonable without buying tickets in advance.

Thank Robert M
Somerset, ma
Level Contributor
66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Even though performance season had ended and none of the gift shops of food pavilions are open, we were able to stroll the spacious and well kept grounds on a beautiful summer day with no admission charge. Not sure, but looks like you might still be able to picnic but would need to plan on taking all your trash back... More 

2 Thank GeeBee B

Travellers who viewed Tanglewood also viewed

Lenox, Berkshires

Been to Tanglewood? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tanglewood and other visitors
19 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (19)

Questions? Get answers from Tanglewood staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?