Rent Our Historic Venue

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.


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.


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.

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

Studio/Theater Rental Opportunities

for Artists


Artists, please visit the Contact page to inquire about rentals relating to rehearsals, workshops, or studio recordings.


The Studio/Theater Rental is designed for MUSICIANS, PERFORMANCE ARTISTS OR SMALL COMPANIES (Dance and Theater) to rehearse, record, or workshop their projects.


If you are interested, call (617) 577-1400 or send an email to

Kali Stoddard-Imari is a Boston based singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Looping Artist. These two original compositions were recorded in June 2021 in our Studio/Theater.

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Multicultural Arts Center

41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141


Our facility is accessible.


Rental tours are available by appointment. See our Rental page. 

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm.


Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays,

Thursdays, 10am-8pm.

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.


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Our historic venue is the perfect place for Private, Corporate, and Non-Profit events.




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