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Welcome to SpeakEasy Stage—the home to Boston’s most intimate and entertaining plays and musicals. Driven by both seasoned professionals and new talent, our shows explore contemporary and provocative themes that spark conversation and connect the community.
We’re centrally located at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston’s iconic South End. It’s the perfect destination for good food, good company and great theater. In this section, you’ll find more information on how to get to here, where to park, where to eat before the show, and what to see in the meantime.
It’s been a turbulent time for everyone, but it’s also been a time for resilience and reinvention at SpeakEasy Stage. Below is the most up-to-date information on the steps we’re taking to ensure the health and safety of our artists, patrons, and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Jim Torres.
MBTA Orange Line
Take the T to Back Bay Station. Exit the station on the Clarendon Street side. At Clarendon Street, turn right. Walk to Tremont Street (you will cross Columbus Avenue, Appleton Street, Warren Avenue, and Montgomery Street). At Tremont Street, turn left and walk one block. The BCA will be on the left.
MBTA Green Line
Take the T to the Copley stop. Walk one block down Boylston Street with the traffic (Copley Square will be to your right) to Clarendon Street. Turn right on Clarendon Street and walk to Tremont Street. (You will pass the Hancock Tower, the Hard Rock Cafe, Columbus Avenue, Appleton Street, Warren Avenue, and Montgomery Street.) At Tremont Street, turn left and walk one block. The BCA will be on the left.
MBTA Bus #43
The #43 bus travels along Tremont Street between Park Square and Dudley Square. Ask the bus driver for the proper stop.
From Storrow Drive Eastbound
Take the Copley exit onto Clarendon Street. Continue along Clarendon; at Tremont Street, turn left. The BCA is on the first block on the left.
From Storrow Drive Westbound
Take the Copley exit and turn right onto Beacon Street. Take the first left onto Clarendon Street. Continue along Clarendon; at Tremont Street, turn left. The BCA is on the first block on the left.
From Route 93 Southbound
Take the I-90 exit, Exit 20, towards Worcester/Albany Street. Take the Albany Street exit on the left towards South Boston. Turn a slight right onto Albany Street. Turn right onto East Berkeley Street. Turn left onto Tremont Street. The BCA is on the first block on your right.
From Route 93 Northbound
Take Exit 20 towards I-90. Take the Frontage Road exit on the left towards South Station. Make a slight right onto New Frontage Road/Frontage Road. Turn left onto East Berkeley Street. Turn left onto Tremont Street. The BCA is on the first block on your right.
From the Massachusetts Turnpike
Take the Copley Square exit. Turn right onto Dartmouth Street. Turn left onto Tremont Street. The BCA is on the third block on your left.
Valet parking is available for many evening performances starting at 6pm through Exclusive Valet (617 421-9565). The valet stand is in front of the entrance to the Cyclorama at the BCA. Many local restaurants also offer valet parking.
Street parking can be difficult to find in the South End. If you are driving and plan to park on the street, we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes early to find a spot.
There are also several parking garages within walking distance of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: Atelier 505 Garage, Back Bay Garage, Dartmouth Street Garage, Garage @ 100 Clarendon and Open Lots on Berkeley Street.
There are several parking garages within walking distance of SpeakEasy Stage. Please contact the garage directly for the most up-to-date parking info.
400 STUART STREET GARAGE Entrance is at 400 Stuart Street. 617.948.2060.
ATELIER 505 GARAGE 505 Tremont Street / Entrance located on Warren Avenue. 617 262 8426.
BACK BAY GARAGE Entrance on Clarendon Street between Boylston and St. James Streets. 617 266 7006. DARTMOUTH STREET GARAGE 126 Dartmouth Street. 617 266 9046.
SpeakEasy Stage productions tackle contemporary and provocative subject matters. The only way these works can facilitate constructive conversations is if we treat all people with respect. That’s why we’re committed to providing an inclusive, courageous and accessible environment.
We expect our artists, patrons, board members, and staff to be respectful—and accountable. If you’ve experienced any behavior that has hindered your ability to fully appreciate the art we create, we encourage you to reach out to our team directly so that we can take appropriate action and continue to improve as a community.
At SpeakEasy, we present works that tackle contemporary and sometimes controversial subject matters. The only way we can facilitate effective and constructive conversations created by this work is by treating all people with respect. As such, we are committed to providing an inclusive, brave, and accessible environment where everyone is treated with dignity.
We expect our artists, patrons, board members, and staff to comply with this community conduct, including but not limited to:
If you have experienced any behavior that has negatively impacted your ability to fully participate in or appreciate the art we create, we encourage you to reach out to our team directly so that we can take appropriate action and continue to grow and improve as a community.
We extend our deepest gratitude to all those who join us in our efforts to create a better community at SpeakEasy and beyond.
If you have any questions about this initiative or wish to speak to the SpeakEasy team about an experience at our theater space, please email Alex Lonati, our Community Programs Manager, or contact any other SpeakEasy staff or member of our Board of Directors. We are here to listen.