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Goel Center for Creativity & Performance

Introducing A.R.T.’s New Home

The David E. and Stacey L. Goel Center for Creativity & Performance

A building to foster groundbreaking performance, public gathering, teaching, and international research.

The lobby filled with people at cafe tables. The retractable wall is open, with additional seating in the courtyard.
View of the lobby at night with people standing at the bar and the entrance to the East Stage at left.

A destination in Allston, a thriving hub of innovation and creativity.

A place where everyone is welcome and invited to explore what it means to be human.

View of the rehearsal studio during the day, with the doors open to the Yard space, and people coming and going.

For over 40 years, the A.R.T. has created groundbreaking theatrical experiences at the Loeb Drama Center. Now it’s time to write our next chapter and create a place that will invite audiences to come together to open their minds and hearts in a dynamic new space.

Flexible and Adaptive Intentional Architecture

The David E. and Stacey L. Goel Center for Creativity & Performance will feature two flexible performance venues, rehearsal studios, teaching spaces, a spacious public lobby, and an outdoor performance yard for free and ticketed programming, music, and food—all designed with intentional architecture to lift the heart, inspire creativity, and center community.

A Model of Sustainability

Aligning with Harvard University’s ambitious sustainability commitments, A.R.T.’s new home will be certifiable LEED Gold and is designed to achieve the Living Building Challenge core accreditation, an advanced holistic measure of regenerative practice, health, and wellness. Giving more to its environment than it takes, the building will be a model for the next generation of cultural architecture.

Join Us for the Journey

The David E. and Stacey L. Goel Center for Creativity & Performance will be located just a 10-minute walk from Harvard Square over the JFK St. Bridge, at 175 N. Harvard Street in Barry’s Corner, Allston. We invite you to join us on its journey to completion, and we look forward to welcoming you to this new, inspiring space that will fuel our vision and creative work for years to come.