Central Square Theater, built in 2008, is located at on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, two blocks from the Red Line’s Central Square T station. The mainstage is a black box that seats up to 180, depending on the configuration.

The mainstage is typically only available on dark nights (Sunday through Wednesday). However, we are currently accepting proposals for longer rentals, including productions with multi-week runs, for June 2015. Availability of the studio varies. Please contact us for more information.

Seating can be arranged in proscenium, corner, thrust, traverse, or area configurations. Re-arranging of the current configuration is only available in certain circumstances and for an additional fee. Please contact us to find out which configuration will be in use for a specific date.

For public performances, we provide a house manager and concessions associate. We will sell concessions before the performance and at intermission (if applicable), including wine, beer, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks. The mainstage and studio share a lobby.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Class, Audition, Screening, Reading, Meeting, Exhibition
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use -

Availability

COLORED BLOCKS = NOT AVAILABLE

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Review the information and submit the "Space Rental Request Form" available at CentralSquareTheater.org/rentals

Hours Of Operation The space is available for rentals on dark nights (Sun/Mon/Tues). We also love to have weekly (generally 1-3 week) rentals, but we have limited availability and require significant advance notice.
Rental Policy -
Cancellation Policy For daily/hourly rentals, there is a 20% nonrefundable deposit. For weekly rentals, there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting
Rental Personnel On site manager, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Check, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Rosin use, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted, Solvents/chemicals

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions -
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Privacy
Technology Cell service, WiFi
Flooring Wood, Nonsprung wood
Stage Configuration Proscenium, In the round, Thrust, Flexible stage, Black box
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity 180
Seating Seating risers, Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Risers, Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment -
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility Accessibility_active EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Paid garage/lot parking, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Freight elevator, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous AEA Approved

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance $250 - $3,500 -
Rehearsal $250 - $3,500 -
Special Event $250 - $3,500 -
Class $250 - $3,500 -
Audition $250 - $3,500 -
Screening $250 - $3,500 -
Reading $250 - $3,500 -
Meeting $250 - $3,500 -
Exhibition $250 - $3,500 -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance - - $3,500 -
Rehearsal - - $3,500 -
Special Event - - $3,500 -
Class - - $3,500 -
Audition - - $3,500 -
Screening - - $3,500 -
Reading - - $3,500 -
Meeting - - $3,500 -
Exhibition - - $3,500 -

This space was last updated on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 12:58PM