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A.R.T. - American Repertory Theater

64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3443
+1 617-547-8300
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Interesting Shows. Great Venue.

My first season with an A.R.T. subscription and so far have seen two shows and really enjoyed both... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Gayle L
Boston, Massachusetts
Wonderful local theatre

ART is one of the premier theatres in the area. Contemporary theatre, musicals, Shakespeare... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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The A.R.T. at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work in Cambridge and beyond. The A.R.T. was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as Artistic Director until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure as Artistic Director in 2008. Under her leadership, the A.R.T. seeks to expand the boundaries of theater by programming events that immerse audiences in transformative theatrical experiences. Throughout its history, the A.R.T. has been honored with many distinguished awards, including consecutive Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical for Pippin (2013) and The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (2012), both of which Paulus directed; a Pulitzer Prize; a Jujamcyn Prize for outstanding contribution to the development of creative talent; the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater; and numerous Elliot Norton and I.R.N.E. Awards. The A.R.T. collaborates with artists around the world to develop and create work in new ways. It is currently engaged in a number of multi-year projects, including the Civil War Project, an initiative that will culminate in the staging of new work in the 2014/15 season. Under Paulus's leadership, the A.R.T.'s club theater, OBERON, has become an incubator for local and emerging artists and has attracted national attention for its innovative programming and business models. As the professional theater on the campus of Harvard University, the A.R.T. catalyzes discourse, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative exchange among a wide range of academic departments, institutions, students, and faculty members, acting as a conduit between its community of artists and the university. A.R.T. artists also teach undergraduate courses in directing, dramatic literature, acting, voice, design, and dramaturgy. The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training, which is run in partnership with the Moscow Art Theater School, offers graduate-level training in acting, dramaturgy, and voice. Dedicated to making great theater accessible, the A.R.T. actively engages more than 5,000 community members and local students annually in project-based partnerships, workshops, conversations with artists, and other enrichment activities both at the theater and across the Greater Boston area. Through all of these initiatives, the A.R.T. is dedicated to producing world-class performances in which the audience is central to the theatrical experience.
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64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3443
+1 617-547-8300
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My first season with an A.R.T. subscription and so far have seen two shows and really enjoyed both. A good way to get my art on without spending a fortune on theatre tickets. Saw Capote/Warhol which was fascinating. Our first show was a strange interactive...More

Thank Gayle L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

ART is one of the premier theatres in the area. Contemporary theatre, musicals, Shakespeare, student productions, dance, are all part of this great theatre's repertoire. We went to a fine production of The Night of the Iguana with an all star cast and we thoroughly...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We saw the last showing of Arrabal on Sunday, at the A.R.T. Absolutely amazing - the standing ovation lasted over 10 minutes!

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We went to this beautiful theatre for our daughters college graduation. Restrooms were clean, seats were comfortable and drinking fountains were available.

Thank clrodriguez
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We recently saw The Night of the Iguana at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. It is an excellent production! We really enjoyed it, from the acting to the lighting to the sets everything was fantastic. To the management team. I would consider opening the...More

Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Go see this, fabulous cast ( James Earl Jones, Dana Delany, Amanda Plummer, Bill Heck) fabulous performance. The theater doesn't have a bad seat and centrally located to Harvard Square. Long history of terrific entertainment but his one is special

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As a Christmas present, I wanted to get my wife something a little bit different. I called the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge Massachusetts to see the play Fingersmith. Whoever was on the phone could not have been nicer. I got the medium range tickets...More

1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Great acting, music, set, costumes -- highly recommend attending this play. Set in Victorian times but with modern sensibility. A very enjoyable evening.

Thank travelg38
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The A.R.T. at the Loeb Drama Center provides concerts, dance, Plays as well as discussion and interview events. This was a chance to be present for an interview with this popular television, theater and movie actor. A terrific event to hear Bryan talk about acting...More

Thank KMHvaca
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I went to A.R.T. while visiting Boston recently. I "Saw Notes From The Field, Doing Time in Education" with Anna Deavere Smith. Thank you for your insight and efforts to bring to the theatre a venue for audience dialogue regarding significant and startling realities in...More

Thank Susa_10
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