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, and one that’s free if your name is Isabella. 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 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in The Berkshires to Worcester’s majestic Hanover Theatre to Boston’s storied theater district. You can also visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council website for more information on the arts in Massachusetts.

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  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre

    Lowell

    Merrimack Valley's only professional theatre company, presenting contemporary and new plays from September - May. An intimate and inviting 308-seat... more

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  • Monomoy Theatre

    Chatham

    Repertoire ranges from musicals to Shakespeare. more

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  • The Murder Mystery Company in Boston

    Quincy

    The Murder Mystery Company is now performing live, interactive murder mystery shows in Quincy and Agawam! Join us for a... more

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    Agawam

    Join The Murder Mystery Company for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food! Pay attention to the action, follow... more

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  • Mystery Cafe

    Boston

    We are America's Original Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Our doors opened in 1987 to a packed house in Cambridge, MA and... more

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  • New Bedford Festival Theatre

    New Bedford

    Popular musicals staged in the Zeiterion Theatre, a restored vaudeville house. more

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  • New Center for Arts & Culture

    Watertown

    Exploring the Jewish imagination through innovative programming, performances, and conversations that are relevant to both Jews and the broader community. more

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  • New Century Theatre

    Northampton

    Sam Rush and playwright Jack Neary founded New Century Theatre in 1991. NCT's artistic goal is to produce new works, area... more

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  • New Exhibition Room

    Somerville

    Inspired by Boston's revolutionary past, New Exhibition Room develops original and cheeky theatrical events with a local interdisciplinary ensemble. Our... more

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  • New Life Fine Arts

    Concord

    New Life Fine Arts presents musical theater in Concord, MA for the entire Boston metro area. Our motto is: Theater... more

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  • New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater

    Concord

    New Life Fine Arts' spiritually uplifting musical adaptation of the 1843 Charles Dickens' classic tells the story of the tight-fisted curmudgeon,... more

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  • New Repertory Theatre

    Watertown

    Professional theatre presenting intelligent and provocative works. more

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  • The North End Music and Performing Arts Center

    Boston

    Our mission is to provide affordable arts-related programming to residents of the North End/Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods. By... more

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  • On Location Tours

    Boston

    Runs daily at 11am, 12pm & 2pm! Departs from Old Town Trolley Stop 6! Let On Location Tours show you a... more

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  • Pastimes Entertainment

    Revere

    An interactive theater company specializing in environmental interactive theatrical productions and providing costumed actors for entertainment and educational purposes 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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  • Publick Theatre Boston

    Brighton

    Founded in 1971, The Publick Theatre remains one of Boston's oldest resident companies, committed to our classical roots and to exploring... more

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  • Puppet Showplace Theater

    Brookline

    Puppet Showplace Theatre is an award-winning non-profit performing arts organization committed to excellence in puppetry as a theatrical experience that... more

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  • Queens of the South Coast

    New Bedford

    Queens of the South Coast is a live performance ensemble based out of New Bedford, MA. 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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