Art is subjective, but we think we can objectively say that Massachusetts has the best art in the entire solar system. After all, it’s home to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of the world’s most impressive collections of fine art; Mass MoCA, the country’s most fertile site for large scale new art; and the “small but big” Worcester Art and Fitchburg Art Museums. Plus, there’s a whole museum of bad art, one that’s free if your name is Isabella, and the country’s oldest continuously operating art colony. Wake up your soul at the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, catch yourself clapping inappropriately loud for the world famous Boston Symphony Orchestra or banging your head (in a good way) in the birthplace of hardcore punk. And don’t leave without experiencing some drama (also in a good way) at one of our amazing theaters, from the Berkshire theater scene and Worcester’s majestic Hanover Theatre to Boston’s storied theater district.

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  • Boston Center for the Arts

    Boston

    Four-acre complex includes the Cyclorama, built in 1884; home to the Community Music Center of Boston, the Art Connection, the Boston... more

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  • Cape Cod Center for the Arts Theatre for Children

    Dennis

    Enjoy the magic and wonder of live theatre designed especially for children. Appropriate for children preschool age on up. On... more

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  • Cape Cod Theater Coalition

    Dennis

    17 live theater venues across Cape Cod from Woods Hole to Provincetown. Comedy, drama, music and more. Year-round and summer theater. more

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  • Cape Cod Theatre Project

    Falmouth

    The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents staged readings of new American plays. Staged readings of brand new works allow the... more

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  • Cape Playhouse

    Dennis

    Celebrating its 85th season, the Cape Playhouse is proud to be America's Oldest Professional Summer Theatre - celebrating today's theater... more

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  • Central Square Theater

    Cambridge

    Central Square Theater is a unique collaboration between two professional theater companies - The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway... more

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  • Charlton Woods

    Charlton

    Charlton Woods is a recreation and conference center located on 380 acres of beautiful woodland, including a 35 acre pond. Activities include... more

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  • Chester Theatre Company

    Chester

    Equity professional theatre; small-cast plays. more

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  • CityStage/Springfield Symphony Hall

    Springfield

    Live professional theater. more

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  • Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

    Boston

    Restored 1903 Beaux Arts theater now home to 14 performance groups that present musicals, ballet, opera, theater, modern dance, and early music... more

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  • Cyclorama

    Boston

    The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts is an impressive and historic venue located in the stylish South... more

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  • Gloucester Stage Company

    Gloucester

    Small, professional, award-winning theater company founded in 1979; presenting new plays as well as recognized classics. more

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  • Hampshire Shakespeare Company

    Hadley

    Shakespeare Under the Stars. more

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  • Priscilla Beach Theatre

    Plymouth

    Professional summer stock in the country's oldest operating barn theatre. more

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  • Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

    Waltham

    Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is a unique award-winning regional theater company that features Broadway stars performing alongside local... more

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  • Regent Theatre

    Arlington

    Built in 1916, the historic Regent Theatre remains true to its roots as a vibrant vaudeville house. An intimate 500-seat performing... more

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  • Shakespeare and Company

    Lenox

    Classically trained and highly collaborative company presents performances of Shakespeare and new works of social and political significance. Shows are... more

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  • Shubert Theatre

    Boston

    Newly restored 1600+ seat theater, considered Boston Theatre District's Little Princess. Home to many local community arts organizations and venue for... more

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  • Stageloft Repertory Theater

    Sturbridge

    Professional theater. more

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  • Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

    Nantucket

    Community-based theater. more

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