Our Beautiful Venue

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Perfect for any occasion, our distinct venue includes a theater, a gallery, and a kitchen available for weddings, private parties, corporate and non-profit events. For detailed information, please see our rates, caterers, and photo links above.

 

The Multicultural Arts Center, a visual and performing arts center, is conveniently located in East Cambridge near I93, MBTA Lechmere Green Line Station, Kendall Square Red Line Station, and the Galleria Mall. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was originally designed in 1814 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, erected in 1889, and renovated in 1985 by architect Graham Gund as a performing arts center.

 

CAPACITY
Depending on your needs and general set-up, our theater accommodates approximately 150 people for a seated dinner with room for a small dance floor area, or 200 people for a standing reception. Our Gallery accommodates 40-50 people seated.


WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH RENTAL? 
Rental packages include use of our venue only. For rental of chairs/tables, please see Additional Rental Items. Items such as linens, dishware, cocktail tables and decorations or flowers must be organized through an outside vendor as we do not provide these services.

 

"The towering, ornate, old courtroom space of the Multicultural Arts Center, with its big windows and wraparound balcony, is a special effect in itself." - Boston Globe, 2018

 

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Multicultural Arts Center
617-577-1400

41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141

 

We are handicap accessible.

BUSINESS HOURS
Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.

GALLERY HOURS
Monday-Friday, 10:30am-6pm.

Our Social Mission

 

We support diversity through the visual and performing arts events that we present. Because we are a multi-use art center, we make our space available to artists and groups who may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped and accessible facility or the cultural mainstream.

MAKE A DONATION OR BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Click HERE for more details

 

VENUE RENTAL
Our historic venue is the perfect place for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and private parties.
Rentals

Dinner and a Show? 
If you are looking for a spot to eat within walking distance of our venue, try one of these amazing local restaurants! BambaraArtBarThe SimilansHelmand Restaurant

Inside the Multicultural Arts Center

Cambridge Art & Frame

617-547-5944

agm@cambridgeartandframe.com

 

Business Hours
Monday, 10am-5pm

Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm

Friday, 9:30-3pm

Saturday, by appointment

 

 

Tchotchkes!

Multicultural Arts Center's Emporium

for artworks, crafts, & artisanal gifts

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST!

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