Friends Office

Friends Office Hours
Click here to see the complete Friends Office schedule for 2016

The Friends Office will open for the season on Thursday, June 16 at noon.
In general, regular hours are:

Wednesday and Thursday, Noon-5PM
Friday, Noon-8PM
Saturday, 9AM-8PM
Sunday, Noon-2:30PM

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

 

Membership Benefits

Parking passes
Tanglewood donors at the $750 Tent Club level and above are eligible for season parking passes in one of our three donor lots. Click here to view a map of the grounds. Parking passes will be mailed to eligible donors in early June. One-day guest parking passes must be picked up and signed for at the Friends Office once it opens for the season on Thursday, June 16.


Dining Privileges
Tanglewood donors at the $750 Tent Club level and above enjoy special dining privileges at donor-only dining clubs.

For all donor-only dining clubs, reservations are required and may be made no later than 48 hours in advance. The reservation line is 413-637-4486 and will be open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday, beginning Wednesday, June 1. Please have your membership card, patron ID, and credit card available when you call. If your call is not immediately answered, please leave a message and you will be contacted promptly to confirm your reservation. Members may make a reservation for a maximum of eight (8) guests.

Members at the $750 Tent Club level and above have dining privileges at the Tent Club. The Tent Club is open for all Shed performances beginning Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, September 4 from the time the grounds open, unless otherwise noted, until one hour following the concert.

Tables and bar service make the Tent Club a convenient way to enjoy a picnic meal or boxed supper in an informal setting while mingling with friends. Prepared meals can be ordered and paid for in advance through our Meals-to-Go program, available online at tanglewood.org/dining. The Tent Club offers a rotating selection of desserts and refreshments available for purchase without advance ordering, as well as wine, champagne, beer, spirits, cordials, soft drinks, and a selection of gourmet coffee. Members are not permitted to bring outside alcoholic beverages into the Tent Club at any time.

Members of the Koussevitzky Society, Bernstein Society, and Highwood Club members at the $1,500 level and higher have dining privileges at the Seranak Supper Club. The Seranak Supper Club will be open from 5-8pm Fridays and Saturdays, beginning July 8 through August 27. The dining room opens at 5:30pm.

Seranak's à la carte chef's menu features specialties from Berkshire County farmers, cheese makers, and bakers designed to create a farm-to-table dining experience. A three-course meal is $85 per person excluding tax and 18% gratuity. Cocktails and bottled wine are available at an additional cost.

A complimentary shuttle service will be offered from the Weber Gate in the Oak Lot to Seranak for dinner and back to the Weber Gate in the Oak Lot for Saturday evening Shed concerts. Reservations are required; you may make reservations for the shuttle when making your dining reservations for Seranak. Please note that the dress code for Seranak is "fine casual." While jackets for men are optional, they are required for men who wear shirts without collars.

Information on public dining options at Tanglewood, including the Highwood Manor House, can be found at tanglewood.org/dining.


Friends-Only Working Rehearsals
Tanglewood donors at the $200 Duet level are invited to attend one of two Friends-only BSO Working Rehearsals at Tanglewood. Tanglewood donors at the $500 Advance Ticket level and above are invited to attend both Friends-only rehearsals.

The Working Rehearsals are scheduled for:
Friday, July 22 at 10am
OR
Thursday, August 11 at 4pm

Please contact the Friends Office with any questions about either of these rehearsals.


TMC Recital and Chamber Concert Entry
All members MUST present one membership card per person at the gate for entry to any concerts for which you receive admission as part of your membership benefits (Tanglewood Music Center Fellows' recitals, chamber music, and Festival of Contemporary Music performances. Offer not valid for TMC Orchestra performances. Valid performances are notated with a purple "F" in The Tanglewood Guide.) Please be sure you have your card with you if you plan to attend any of these performances. Friends at the $100 level receive one free admission; those at $200 Duet and above receive two free admissions. If you have lost your membership card, please contact the Friends Office to have it reprinted (note that reprinting a membership card will render the old card invalid).
*(TMC Orchestra concerts: July 10, July 18, July 25, July 31, August 2, August 8, and August 15)

 

 

Gate Opening Times

The Tanglewood grounds are open daily to the public, except for performances when a ticket is required. The grounds are cleared at least one hour before each performance. The gate re-opens the following times, subject to change.

For Koussevitzky Music Shed Performances:
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am (Open Rehearsals)
Sunday: noon

Exceptions:
Friday, June 17 4:00pm (Dolly Parton)
Saturday, June 18 4:00pm (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Saturday, June 25 4:00pm (Prairie Home Companion)
Saturday, July 2 4:00pm (Bob Dylan)
Sunday, July 3 5:00pm (James Taylor)
Friday, July 4 5:00pm (James Taylor)

Wednesday, July 6 4:00pm (Brass Spectacular!)
Tuesday, August 2 2:00pm (Tanglewood On Parade)
Tuesday, August 23 4:00pm (Train)

 

 

Friends Office Contact Information
The Friends Office is located by the Main Gate, next to the Box Office.
Phone: 413-637-5261
Email: friendsoftanglewood@bso.org

Staff:
Laura Hill - Friends Program Coordinator
Talya Phelps - Friends Office Coordinator
Caitlin Charnley - Donor Ticketing Associate
Barbara Hanson - Senior Leadership Gifts Officer

Thank you for your support of Tanglewood.