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The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) brings the excitement of the arts into the MetroWest community by providing a vibrant local concert venue and community center featuring live music, dance, community theater and visual art. As patrons, volunteers, artists or arts supporters, all are welcome - and all benefit from the arts in this creative and interactive environment.

To fulfill our mission of building community through the arts, over 250 performances are staged each year, presented in Natick's own historic Summer Street Firehouse. Originally constructed in 1875 and restored as an intimate concert venue featuring 280 seats, the facility features new state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, automated ticketing system, teaching facilities, art gallery and indoor café. TCAN’s restoration of the Firehouse was recognized with an award from the Massachusetts Historical Commission.

Concerts at TCAN span virtually all artistic styles, including Blues and Jazz, Classical, Rock/Pop, Ethnic and World Music, Folk and Traditional, Bluegrass and Country. TCAN has hosted performers as varied as George Winston, Livingston Taylor, Deborah Henson-Conant, Roger McGuinn, the Lydian String Quartet, Gaelic Storm, Jay Geils, Either/Orchestra, the Pousette-Dart Band, The Second City comedy troupe and many others.

Theater productions are presented by the TCAN Players community theater group, and include drama, comedy, musicals and improvisation. Past productions include A Piece Of My Heart, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Foreigner and many others. Spoken word and literary events, many held in partnership with Natick’s Morse Institute Library, are also held throughout the year.

Children’s theater and dance education is provided by a faculty of experienced instructors, for children aged 4-16, in addition to a regular series of children’s music, theater and puppet shows.

Visual arts exhibits are presented each month by talented painters and artisans from the greater MetroWest area. Featured artists are also highlighted on TCAN’s popular website gallery, and three satellite galleries in downtown Natick.

Contact: David Lavalley, Executive Director - 508-647-0097 -

Laura Steele, Marketing/Development – 508-647-0097 –

Address: TCAN -The Center for Arts
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA 01760
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