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    Strand Theatre

    543 Columbia Road
    Boston, MA 02125

    Phone: (617) 635-1403

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    The mission of the Strand Theatre is to serve as a cultural and educational resource to artists and audiences regardless of race or cultural background, age, ability, gender, economic level, or sexual orientation. Central to the Strand's mission is the development and implementation of youth arts educations programs. The Strand Theatre has a special commitment to the surrounding communities of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

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    Parking Information:

    There is plenty of on-street parking on Columbia Road in the evenings.

    Free off-street parking is available in the Ramsey Street municipal ;ot. Ramsey Street is located at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road behind CVS Pharmacy and Payless Shoes.

    Free parking is available for evening and Sunday shows in the Citizens Bank and Sovereign Bank parking lots. The Citizens Bank lot is located at the corner of Columbia Road and Cushing Avenue, next to Bank of America. The Sovereign Bank lot is located in the rear of the bank at 585 Columbia Road.

    There is no accessibility service information available at this time.


    Technical Specifications:

    The Strand seats 1,403 people. 

    Proscenium opening width: 38' 6"
    Stage floor to top of grid: 57' 0"
    Wing Space right: 14' 0"
    Wing Space left: 16' 0"
    8' 0" into wing there is a ceiling height of 12' 0".

    Stage Floor
    The stage is a natural hardwood sprung floor, with medium density overlay in wings. The orchestra pit cover is constructed of ¾ plywood. The pit is normally covered and the producer must provide crew to remove and restore the pit cover if the pit is needed. Additional charges apply for a full pit cover remove and re-install. A full stage 30' x 40' Vario black/gray reversible dance floor is available. The lessee may not drill, lag or screw into the stage floor. Any accidental holes, scrapes and scruffs must be repaired before the final load out.

    Orchestra Pit
    Curved front accommodates approximately 20 players.
    Orchestra pit is 6' 0" deep.
    Orchestra pit is fully removable in 3 different dimensions, fees for removal & reinstallation apply.

    Dressing Rooms
    There are 7 rooms in total:
    The green room measures 14' x 12' can be divided into 2 dressing rooms and 2 full washrooms with shower units
    The dressing room at the top of the stairs (facing stage right) measures 10' x 12'
    The next three dressing rooms measure 6' x 10', upstairs all 4 dressing rooms are equipped with sinks.
    The last dressing room (facing stage left) measures 8' x 12'

    Upcoming Events

    West Side Story

    October 16 - October 25, 2015

    The Little Mermaid

    November 27 - December 6, 2015

    The Nutcracker

    December 11 - December 20, 2015

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