OBERON and the club-inspired programming it has fostered have been central to A.R.T.’s mission to expand the boundaries of theater, always welcoming the audience as an enthusiastic partner. As an incubator of new work, home to A.R.T. productions, and a venue for local artistic producers, OBERON has, over the past dozen years, attracted and cultivated audiences for a wide range of theatrical offerings.
As part of a strategic planning process for the relocation to our future home in Allston, where A.R.T.’s artistic offerings will be united under one roof, we have been considering the next phase of OBERON programming. The pandemic has impacted and accelerated this planning, and after much study and consultation, we have decided not to renew the lease of the OBERON space at 2 Arrow Street when it expires at the end of 2021.
We look forward to finding new ways to take the OBERON spirit into spaces in our community. We are currently working with Harvard and other community partners to explore potential venues in both Cambridge and Boston for the spring and the next few years until we move into our Allston home.
We hope to present a number of performances at 2 Arrow Street this fall, prioritizing the health and safety of audiences, artists, and staff. We will share OBERON programming details in the coming weeks, as well as plans to celebrate the incredible work created over the last 12 years and all that’s to come.
Please contact us at Emails@amrep.org with any questions.