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American Repertory Theater receives approval for new location

The Harvard University Theater will get a new home in Allston.

A modern-looking, boxy theater with a large mural across the walls of one building and the words "American Repertory Theater A.R.T." on another

The new location is slated to break ground in March 2024.

Rendering via A.R.T. Marketing

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The Boston Planning and Development Agency has officially approved a new home for the American Repertory Theater.

The new location — named the David E. ’93 and Stacey L. Goel Center for Creativity and Performance — will place the theater around the corner from Harvard’s Science and Engineering Complex.

Fast facts

  • Size | 70,000 sqft.
  • Completion | ~Fall 2026
  • Location | 175 N. Harvard St., Allston
  • Architect and design team | UK-based firm Haworth Tompkins

What to expect

  • Two flexible performance venues
  • Rehearsal studios
  • Teaching spaces
  • Public lobby
  • Outdoor performance yard (for ticketed and free events)
  • 276-unit residential building (with capacity to house ~500 Harvard affiliates)
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