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Boston Theater: Small Equity Theaters Around Boston

Below are our recommendations for the best small equity theaters in and around San Francisco, with information on location, ticket prices, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest .

Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Since its first season of performances in 2004-2005, The Actors’ Shakespeare Project has become known for vivid productions of the Bard’s plays, ranging from acknowledged masterpieces on the order of The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night, to less frequently presented works such as King John, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Titus Andronicus.

Working as an ensemble of resident company members, ASP offers intimate productions and outreach programs in diverse venues including …more…

Central Square Theater

Central Square Theater is a collaboration between two non-profit professional theater companies, The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater (URT), with a combined track record of 50 years of creating theater and educational programming for the Greater Boston community.

URT was founded in 1978 and The Nora in 1988, but neither had a permanent home until July 2008, when both companies moved into the new, state-of-the-art Central Square Theater in …more…

Company One

A “fringe” company in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts, Company One focuses on developing and producing socially relevant plays that appeal to, represent, and include Boston’s diverse urban communities. Founded in 1998, the troupe has its roots in “The Island Project,” which began on Great Diamond Island off the coast of Portland, Maine and toured to New Haven and Boston.

Among the Company One productions that have been …more…

Publick Theatre Boston

(The Publick Theatre was placed on indefinite hiatus in August 2011, following the departure of its artistic and producing directors. No further information is yet available, but there has been no firm indication, as of May 2012, that PTB is finished as a theatrical entity.) ...more...

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

This company was founded in the summer of 1969, as an outlet for talented high school and college students, by Robert J. Eagle, a Waltham Public Schools teacher and administrator. In 1984, the company hired its first Equity actor under a Guest Artist agreement. Now a year-round producing organization, Reagle operates under a Letter of Agreement with Actors’ Equity each summer and reverts to Guest Artist status for performances from …more…

Stoneham Theatre

The Stoneham Theatre makes its home in a renovated movie palace that was built in 1917. The marquee replicates the box-style marquee that was installed in 1930, and the rear stage wall still contains the original 1917 screen — a wooden surface painted black and silver.

The theater offers eight productions each year, and is known for its comprehensive youth education programs. Recent shows have included Perfect Harmony, written and directed by …more…

Wheelock Family Theatre

Founded in 1981 as a non-profit professional theatre, and located on the campus of Wheelock College, WFT offers intergenerational, multicultural productions that celebrate the diverse range of families found in the world today. The theater is especially dedicated to serving people of color, people with disabilities, and low-income families. Its criteria for play selection, as well as its casting policy, affordable ticket prices, education programs, and access provisions for people …more…