Q: How do I purchase tickets?
A: Tickets to all shows are available by phone at 508.645.9662, on our website and at the door 1 hour before the event (pending ticket availability). Seating options are available for members.
Q: How do I get updates about events at The Yard?
Q: How do I get to The Yard?
A: We are located on Middle Road in Chilmark, right off of Beetlebung Corner. From State Road, South Road or Menemsha Road, turn onto Middle Road at the main intersection. We will be the 3rd driveway on your left. Traveling on Middle Road? Take a right halfway down the last hill before the intersection!
Q: What happens when I arrive for a performance?
A: Your car will be waved in by some of our wonderful interns. We will direct you towards available parking. Our parking lot is not paved, so please plan your shoe choices accordingly! Please let us know at least 3 days in advance if you need wheelchair accessibility.
Q: Is The Yard an All Ages venue?
A: Yes, we are an all ages venue! Plus, we have Family Friendly 11am Matinees on many Saturdays throughout the summer! Check our calendar for these fun events. Please call ahead if you have any concerns regarding programming content. Any performance which not suitable for all ages will be noted as such on the ticketing purchase page.
Q: Can I take photos/video during the performance?
A: We kindly ask that you refrain from any photography/videography during the performance. All performances are being filmed professionally, and great care is taken to not disturb performers.
Q: Are food and drink available for purchase?
A: Most of our evening performances are followed by a ‘by donation’ wine bar. We do, however, have a beautiful picnic area right outside the theater! We encourage our guests to bring their picnics to the show and eat here with your friends and family before the show! Please ask us for a list of local restaurants that provide exclusive access to discounts for performance attendees.
Q: Any other dinner options?
A: Make sure you stop at Larsen’s Fish Market (508.645.2680) for fresh fish, steamed lobsters, clams, or chowder to eat on the beach or in our outdoor dining area before the show. Other dinner options include The Galley (508.645.9819) for serve ice cream and inexpensive lunch grub, The Home Port (508.645.2679) for a sit down or take out meal with a larger 'dinner' selection, The General Store (508.645.3739) for a quick slice of pizza or to-go salad, or The Beach Plum (508.645.9454) for breakfast or a fancy night out.
Q: Is The Yard ADA accessible?
A: We are still working on our ADA accessibility. Our theater does have a ramp entrance. If you are concerned about accessibility, please call us at 508.645.9662 and we can discuss your concerns. Please call the office at least 3 days in advance if you would like to reserve accessible seating!
Q: What else is there to do in Chilmark?
A: The beach! Menemsha Beach is Chilmark’s public beach, located in Menemsha’s downtown, on Basin Road right off of North Road. A fairly large parking lot is located where the beach sand ends. The beach itself has calm, clear waters. The shoreline can be rocky. There is a shallow inlet, near the harbor side, perfect for children to catch crabs and other sea creatures. Right next to Menemsha harbor, beachgoers can stroll the fishing dock and watch boats coming in and out. With its convenient location, Menemsha Beach is no more than a five-minute walk from the town’s stores and restaurants. The beach also provides public restrooms as well as showers. Great Rock Beach- The park-like quality of this land results from the previous owner’s devotion to it: tall specimen trees, grassy fields, gurgling wetlands, a heart-shaped pond. All of this rolls down to a seaside bluff over a sandy cove; the land bank owns 1300 feet of Vineyard Sound beach here. There is a large piece of granite 100' off the beach where ever visitor must swim to, climb up the backside, and jump off into the Vineyard Sound. Climbing and tampering with the cliffs are prohibited for preservation purposes.