We bring vibrant professional theatre and dramatic education beyond the boundaries of Boston, featuring world and regional premieres alongside fresh interpretations of familiar work. Within this setting, we uniquely foster the artists of tomorrow by providing ongoing performance and employment opportunities to our company of current and former students.
We produce 6-7 shows each year as part of our Mainstage series at Greater Boston Stage Company. As a professional not-for-profit regional theatre we work with the highest caliber of professional actors, directors and designers to create the highest quality theatre possible.
Each person we welcome through our doors brings to the theatre different expectations, and each person leaves with a different experience. It’s our goal that every time you visit Greater Boston Stage Company, you’ll leave having been entertained, engaged, and a little bit surprised.
Greater Boston Stage Company seeks to strengthen community in our suburban setting by encouraging first-time and seasoned audiences to experience the excitement of live theatre. In our intimate venue, we present plays and musicals, both familiar and new, which speak to the interests and concerns of our region and keep the art of professional theatre thriving.
Our education program, The Young Company believes that good theatre makes good people. We provide year-round training and performance opportunities to students in grades 1-12 with a vital connection to our professional company.
As a community anchor, Greater Boston Stage Company fuels the local economy and provides a welcoming and affordable cultural destination in Boston’s Metro North.
GIVING VOICE: THE FOUNDATION TRUST DRAMA SERIES
With funding from The Foundation Trust, Greater Boston Stage Company is committed to producing, over the next five years, a play annually that will feature playwrights from traditionally underrepresented communities within the theatre industry. These communities will include but are not limited to women, people of color, members of the LBTQ community, and people with disabilities. These plays will have been written within the last 50 years or be contemporary adaptations or explorations of classic work.
DON FULTON NEW WORKS PROJECT
Greater Boston Stage Company produces one World or U.S. Premiere play or musical each season as part of the Don Fulton New Works Project.
Greater Boston Stage Company is honored to have received the 2022 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Musical Production for All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1916 and the 2020 award for Outstanding Choreography by Ilyse Robbins for Swan Lake in Blue. Click here to learn more about our awards and achievements.
Greater Boston Stage Company was renovated from the historic movie theatre The Stoneham and opened to the public in the year 2000. Today, the theatre is the only company founded within the past fifteen years ranked by the Boston Business Journal among the area’s ten most popular performing arts organizations. Learn more about the history of the theatre here.