Center For Arts in Natick
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The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) works to enhance, inspire and benefit the community - through the arts.
TCAN provides a cultural center to the MetroWest Boston region, where national and emerging artists present performances, literary events, and art exhibitions in an environment that brings together individuals and families, children and seniors. Classes in music, theatre, dance and visual arts are regularly held for students of all ages. Over 350 concerts, events, classes and functions are held each year for the general public.
TCAN's Firehouse venue defines the ideal performance space for music concerts, theatrical and dance presentations, lectures, film programs and special functions in the MetroWest area. This historic (c.1875) Summer Street Firehouse building has been carefully restored as a theatre, art gallery and community center seating up to 280 people for performances, with space to accommodate art exhibits and business offices.
Pocket Full of Tales, the in house theater group, presents children's theater shows featuring teachers and actors from the Center's classes and summer camp. The twisted tales that they regularly perform will delight your family on a fun-filled afternoon of live theatre and family fun!
Click here for to see the upcoming show schedule.
Find out more about their children's programs.
In TCAN's Musical Theatre Workshops, children share a voyage of the imagination in a series of theatrical programs designed to explore acting, improvisation, creative songwriting, puppetry and musical games. Your child's creativity expands as they work to create performances for friends, family and community. And kids are the stars!
Weekday afternoons at TCAN you'll find dancing, singing, acting and a whole lot of fun are on the menu when young performers get a chance to shine in these exciting workshops presented by the very popular Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company. Now in its sixth year at TCAN, the workshops and vacation arts programs have become a huge hit with kids and grownups alike.
14 Summer Street, Natick, MA map
Phone: (508) 647-0097
The Center is just a block away from the MBTA commuter rail stop in downtown Natick, leaving Boston from South Station. The commuter rail also approaches from the West, with trains leaving from Washington Square in Worcester. All stops are noted on the MBTA Rail Schedule for the Framingham/Worcester line.
FROM ROUTE 128 (Interstate Route 95):
Take Exit 20 - Route 9 West through Wellesley to Natick, to Route 27 South.
Follow Route 27 South 1.3 miles to downtown Natick. Pass over a small RR bridge at the MBTA commuter rail stop and into downtown Natick. Summer Street is the third right (including a small second right which leads to a public parking lot). TCAN is the first building on the left after turning onto Summer Street.
FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE:
Exit the Mass Pike at Exit 13 - Framingham /Natick.
After the toll booth bear left and cloverleaf around onto Route 30 East. Continue straight on Route 30 about 2 miles to Route 27. Take a right onto Route 27 South and continue straight about 2.6 miles into downtown Natick. Pass over a small RR bridge at the MBTA commuter rail stop and into downtown Natick. Summer Street is the third right (including a small second right which leads to a public parking lot). TCAN is the first building on the left after turning onto Summer Street.
FROM ROUTE 135:
Take Route 27 North at the lights in Downtown Natick. When approaching from Framingham & points West, this is a left before the Congregational Church; from Wellesley & points East, turn right at the Congregational Church.
On Route 27 North take first left onto Summer Street at Debsan. TCAN is the first freestanding building on the left after turning onto Summer Street.
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