Performance Spaces

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13 Forest Gallery

13FOREST Gallery searches New England for outstanding artists - established and emerging - to offer the very best in original art and contemporary craft.  Proposals may be sent to

167A Mass Ave

Cultural District
Arlington Center for the Arts

Brand new flexible performance space in ACA’s Shaira Ali Gallery for concerts, readings, small performances, with seating for up to 50. Think of us as Arlington’s “extended living room” and talk with us about your programming ideas for Arlington’s newest performance space –

20 Academy Street

Cultural District
Arlington Friends of the Drama

Award-Winning Community Theater in an historical setting. Four shows per year, and many volunteer opportunities to participate in any aspect of community theater: set building, costumes, hair and makeup, lighting and sound design, stage management, ushering and more!

22 Academy St Arlington, MA

Cultural District
Garage Band

GARAGE BAND is a pop-up dance party, a celebration of community, and a gathering in an unusual venue, the Arlington Global Service Station, a classic auto service station that has become, thanks to input from neighborhood artist Johnny Lapham, a public art landmark in the heart of Arlington’s Cultural District.

GARAGE BAND is organized with assistance from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture’s Programs and Festivals Committee, an activist group of local arts leaders.

334 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA

Cultural District
Kickstand Cafe

Kickstand is all about the coffee, food, and COMMUNITY! Already host to the Jamn’ Java Open Mic, Author’s Salon and Fugitive Stories. Got something else that would work in a café setting?

593 Mass Ave (right off bike path)

Cultural District
Regent Theatre

You can support the Regent's REOPENING by contributing to their fundraiser (see link above!)

Because of Covid-19, Regent Theatre is offering a number of streaming events! Stay tuned as new events come in, and keep supporting this 400 + seat historic Theatre. Regent has great sightlines, is easily accessible by public transportation, and is located in the heart of Arlington Center with plenty of parking across the street in the municipal lot. Suitable for theatre, music, dance film, and more!

7 Medford St

Cultural District
Robbins Library

Robbins Library (700 Mass Ave) and Fox Branch Library (175 Mass Ave)

Library community rooms are available for free to individuals/non-profits, and can be rented by commercial groups. Meetings/performances must be free and open to the public.

Robbins Library (700 Mass Ave) and Fox Branch Library (175 Mass Ave)

Cultural District
Robbins Library Reading Room

The front entrance of the library is modeled after the Cancelleria Place in Rome. The Reading Room features a fireplace, marble mosaic floor, antique oak wall, marble column and gold leaf accentuated arches and ceiling. A unique setting!

700 Mass Ave

Cultural District
St. Johns Episcopal Church

Home of the St. John’s Coffeehouse, consider this venue for other music, rehearsal or performance needs.

74 Pleasant St

Cultural District
The Arlington Center

Yoga and dance studios which can also be used as performance or rehearsal space.

369 Mass Ave

Cultural District
The Calvary Church

Front steps and lawn available for performance. Inside space too. Contact Cynthia Good

300 Mass Ave (corner of Linwood)

Cultural District
TheObjectofStories Gallery

A place of art, objects, contemplation, resourcefulness, and tea. A non-traditional gallery space for individual and group interaction with art and culture. Open hours listed on the website for drop-in, coupled with creative gallery events, and individual use arrangements of the space. Traditional Chinese tea and unique coffee drinks available.

189 Mass Ave Arlington MA

Cultural District
Uncle Sam’s Plaza

An outdoor space just outside the Visitor’s Center on the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington Center. For more information, contact

outside Visitor Center on Minuteman Bikeway

Cultural District