Strand Theatre Boston

Strand Theatre Boston
543 Columbia Rd
Boston, MA 02125
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The Strand Theatre, built in 1918 as a magnificent movie and vaudeville house, was forced to close its doors in the late 1960's due to disrepair. The City of Boston obtained the Strand by eminent domain in the early 70's and began extensive renovations.

In 1979, the newly renovated, 1,400-seat, professionally equipped and wheelchair accessible Strand Theatre opened its doors once again. Since its rebirth, the Strand has played a central role in the economic and spiritual revitalization of the community it serves, and the Strand continues to be an Arts Space, Community Place in Upham's Corner, Dorchester.

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.

Current Productions

We have no current productions for this theater right now.

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Past Productions

Urban Nutcracker

Closed: December 19, 2004

Urban Nutcracker

Closed: December 17, 2005


Closed: November 12, 2006

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Closed: April 12, 2009

The Nutcracker

Closed: December 24, 2011

Boston Ballet

Closed: March 23, 2012

Orpheus in the Underworld

Closed: July 29, 2012

Romeo & Juliet

Closed: November 3, 2013

A Little Princess

Closed: December 8, 2013


Closed: October 26, 2014

West Side Story

Closed: October 25, 2015

Show Boat

Closed: May 1, 2016

We Move in Color

Closed: October 6, 2022

We Move in Color

Closed: October 7, 2023