Shows & Events

Our upcoming events are listed below:

Join us this Halloween season for Cirque of the Dead, a naughty nightmare of circus spectacle!

This year, we turn the page on a new chapter and invite you to a grim Choose Your Own Adventure - zombies, vampires, haunted delights and other magical creatures will fill the evening with never-before-seen aerial acts, acrobatics, and more. This seductive adults-only Halloween horror spectacular is not for the faint of heart, but is filled with as much humor as it is with gore.

Immerse yourself in the festivities while performers suspend themselves above you and lurk all around the venue. Sit back and enjoy a custom cocktail while getting up-close and personal with an acrobatic monstrosity. Fall under the spell of the high-energy Synthrock and nerd-nostalgia band Minusworld and dance the night away to their live music. Fall into the story and help seek the light in a world of darkness and mischief.

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show, brings you the ultimate disco experience—a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever!

Come see Rick, Daryl, Michonne and the rest of the survivors as Negan puts them through a gauntlet of trials at his complex in Oberon. Burlesque, aerials, gore, and of course, walkers! Missing this show? You have no idea how not cool that sh!t would be.

The Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston have multiple shows each month. The Moth is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's posted theme. The brave of heart, or those with stories they're aching to tell, prepare personal, true tales. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five minutes! The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championships. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

Why should heroes have all the fun? Join Petrichor for our first Halloween Musical Theatre Cabaret and Costume Dance Party as we re-tell Rapunzel's story and highlight history's most iconic villains. With music From Sweeny Todd, Once on This Island, Tangled, Chicago, The Wild Party and much more, this is a party you won't want to miss!

Join The Story Collider for an evening of true, personal stories about science.From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.

Get ready to rock and laugh! Rock House Comedy is bringing you one of Boston's hottest bands and the city's most hilarious comedians for a fun-filled night of music and comedy.

Proclamation 6: Unite! explores the differences that divide, the ties that bind, and how we build bridges between the two. Created and performed by the Proclamation 6 ensemble made up of outstanding teens from local area high schools.

Rogue Burlesque re-imagines your favorite, cryptids, monsters, and mythical beings! See alluring sirens, the Charles River Mermaid, and Nessie emerge from the watery depths. The undead will be boogying the night away under a disco ball lit by dragon's breath. We have all heard that seeing is believing but our cyclops will have you believing in love at first sight!

From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem, the Sahel Desert to Carnegie Hall, music has been the source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway (Bombino/Hey Mama/Avi & Celia) joined by an inspired cast of singular artists who have performed across five continents including concerts at Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. From 2013-16, Salloway toured the globe with Bombino, the Tuareg guitar hero from Niger, Africa. While on the journey and since returning, Salloway wrote the material released on the band’s new album, STRIKE THE MATCH (Sand & Gold Records). The music weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert: think Andrew Bird meets Ali Farka Toure, Pete Seeger and Talking Heads.

The STRIKE THE MATCH performance brings to life the underlying theme of the album, light in the face of darkness through sensory storytelling that pairs live performance with light and art installations. The album and live show call upon the audience to rise up to the imminent challenges we face on planet earth, planting seeds of hope and sparks of imagination.

Harvard Book Store welcomes bestselling novelist Jasmine Guillory for a discussion The Proposal, the highly anticipated followup to her beloved romance The Wedding Date. She will be joined in conversation by celebrated writer Roxane Gay.

The 2016 election inspired a broad-based Resistance not seen in the United States in decades. People from all walks of life have been protesting, marching, mobilizing, and organizing in an effort to take back our country and create a more compassionate and just world. Artists are vital to this work. This fall, the American Repertory Theater and Carr Center for Human Rights Policy – in collaboration with Pangyrus and other literary and arts initiatives – are launching a new series of intimate performances on the theme of “Resistance.” Each of these four evenings will feature a diverse group of artist-activists telling powerful stories and performing politically engaged works that read, move, sing, and speak truth to power in these troubled times.
Resistance Mic! is part of the A.R.T. of Human Rights series, an ongoing collaboration between the American Repertory Theater and Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Resistance Mic! will take place on Tuesdays 9/25, 11/13, 2/19 & 4/16 @ 8pm @ OBERON, A.R.T.’s second stage theater, and will be co-hosted by Timothy Patrick McCarthy.

In celebration of the past ten years of musical theater at the A.R.T., audiences are invited to join returning artists for songs and stories from the past decade of boundary-breaking musicals, including The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Pippin, Prometheus Bound, Waitress, and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative will organize a benefit concert on Sunday, November 18 to raise funds for local charities in the Boston area.

The concert, held at Club Oberon in Harvard Square, Cambridge, will feature covers of classic and contemporary rock songs played by The Big 6, a Harvard supergroup formed by Emergency Physicians from Brigham and Women's Hospital and staff from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative!

The Big 6 is comprised of Michael VanRooyen, Director of HHI and Chair of Emergency Medicine at BWH; Tim Erickson and Valerie Dobiesz, Faculty at HHI, BWH, & HMS; and Sam Plasmati, Isaac Baker, and Katie Farineau of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

A live music and burlesque tribute to THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Walter’s the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red
Army of Toys hiding under yours stairs
Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair
In this town, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

"Sickert looks, plays, acts and writes like Dr. John on steroids while his mischievous melodies suggest the Kinks going to darker places than Ray Davies inhabits.”
---Ed Siegel, WBUR

Newsroom and political platform, confession box and stadium—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world. Leaping from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra, Inua Ellams’ dynamic new play traces the global ties between these spaces where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Barber Shop Chronicles arrives in Cambridge as part of its US premiere tour following critically acclaimed runs at London’s National Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Break out the eggnog and your favorite ugly sweater: Old School Game Show is back for our Holiday Special. This isn't your Auntie MiMi's holiday feast— Old School Game Show is staying on the naughty list with more game show antics to keep your holiday season bright! Whether you're celebrating the holidays or you just like to laugh, play, and win fantastic prizes, OSGS is the perfect present for you and your friends!

Old School Game Show is an interactive trivia experience like no other. Audience participants can get the chance to play our original pop culture games, competing to win fabulous prizes from local sponsors. Or we invite you to sit back and enjoy the spectacle of live music, special guests, dancers, and sketch comedy. You'll feel like you're in the audience of your favorite retro variety show. It's all the fun of an afternoon spent rolling around in the rumpus room — without the rug burn.

Harvard Divinity graduates Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile will deep dive into a chapter of Harry Potter, tell stories from their own lives, and try-out a medieval religious reading practice or two with this modern day classic.

Come and enjoy a night of live music, spiritual engagement, great story telling and hanging out with two of your favorite podcasters!

VIP: Come from 5:00-6:00 for an hour of sweet treats and lectio divinia back stage with Vanessa and Casper and be guaranteed front two rows of seats to the show!

In Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy, director Bill Rauch (All the Way, Fingersmith) explores society’s polarizing struggles with difference. Consumed by their bigotry and xenophobia, those who praised the Moorish general Othello for his military successes now reject his marriage to Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome this resentment, but Othello’s assignment in Cyprus draws them into the web of his lieutenant Iago, whose jealousy knows no bounds. A.R.T. brings the original company of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s acclaimed production to Cambridge.

Justice Ameer is a Black trans woman poet based in Providence, RI. Xe is a Pink Door Fellow and a three-time semifinalist at the national college slam, CUPSI. Xe is the 2017 Providence Grand Slam Champion and a 2017 FEMS Poetry Slam Champion. Xyr work is a practice in becoming unapologetic and unafraid, writing in dedication to xyr community, and xyr name. You can find xyr work on Glass Poetry Press and Wusgood Mag.

Chrysanthemum Tran is a queer and transgender Vietnamese American poet, performer, and teaching artist based in Providence by way of Oklahoma City. In 2016, she became the first transfeminine finalist of the Women of the World Poetry Slam. A 2016 Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion and 2017 FEMS Poetry Slam Champion, Chrysanthemum is a Pink Door Fellow and the current lead teaching artist for the Providence Poetry Slam youth team. Her work can be found in The Offing, The Blueshift Journal, Muzzle Magazine, and the Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2 anthology.

On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly women spend their dying days diving into the ocean and harvesting seafood with rusty knives. They are “haenyeos”—sea women—and they have no heirs to their millennium-old tradition. Directed by Sammi Cannold (Violet at A.R.T., Ragtime on Ellis Island), Celine Song’s Endlings follows these extraordinary women both on land and underwater as they swim beneath the waves and reach beyond the shores of their tiny island.

Inspired by the young Egyptians who took to the streets to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, this new musical follows six revolutionary students armed with laptops and cameras, guitars and spray cans as they come of age in a contemporary Cairo. Winner of the 2016 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater.