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 Andrew Gross; Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw; Lanford Wilson’s The Rimers of Eldritch; and the musicals 42nd Street and Sunfish.
The theater is also home to The Atelier Gallery, a satellite gallery of the Griffin Museum of Photography, showcasing fine art photography.
Stoneham Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Good (steps from bus 132 at Main Street/Franklin Street)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: 8 Mainstage shows per season with multiple performances of each
- Ticket Prices: $44–$48 (Seniors $40–$42; Students $20) with prices varying by seat selection
- Group Discounts: Available for groups of 10 or more
- Subscriptions: All-Access Membership $300 (Seniors $270); 7-Show $199 (Students $189); and 5-Show $160 (Seniors $150) with ability to add a 6th show for $15. Subscriber benefits include a Circle of Friends Card (A StageSource-sponsored 2-for-1 ticket offer for other theaters in the Boston community); a Bring-a-Friend Card (a complimentary ticket for one of your friends); a complimentary membership to The Griffin Museum of Photography; and free beverage vouchers.