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Performing Arts

The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events presents its own events and also provides technical assistance to many events citywide. The office also administers The Strand Theatre in Dorchester and programs events for the building.

Anual Events:

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    Strand Theatre Performances

    In 1979, the newly renovated, professionally equipped, and wheelchair accessible Strand theatre opened its doors. Since then, the Strand has played a central role in the economic and spiritual revitalization of the Dorchester community it serves. Today, City residents can rent the theatre for special events or purchase tickets to a wide variety of engaging shows.

    Strand Theatre »

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    Seasonal Events & Concerts

    Our offices manages a number of annual events at City Hall Plaza and throughout Boston. Learn about our outdoor summer concerts, art festivals, spoken word performances, and more.

    Summer Concerts & Events »

    Winter Events »

City of Boston Calendars:

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    Submit & Subscribe to Events

    Did you know that the public can submit events to the City Calendar? Or that you can subscribe to email reminders for events? Learn more about our calendar features and share your events with the City!

    Submit Your Event »

    What You Can Do With Our Calendar »


  • BosTix: Half-Price Tickets to the Performing Arts

    Want to see a great show? Not crazy about paying for the tickets? BosTix is your solution! Visit the booths in Faneuil Hall Marketplace or Copley Square or check out the online site for half-priced tickets on a multitude of amazing shows!