Arts and Entertainment

Want to be entertained? Care to be culturally stimulated? If the answer is yes, a trip to Cambridge for arts and entertainment is a good bet.

Cambridge Culture

Harvard Square alone boasts an incredible number of Cambridge art and Cambridge entertainment options.

A young and engaged student population ensures the success of institutions like The Brattle Theater (an independent cinema), Hasty-Pudding Theatre (which showcases student written theater), and the Cambridge Arts Council, which supports local Cambridge artists.

Cambridge (with its famous squares, as in Porter, Davis, Inman, and Harvard) is chock-full of bars, clubs, and restaurants that often also serve as spaces for live entertainment. Check out restaurant/music venues like Passim, The Think Tank, Middle East Cafe, and Ryles Jazz Club for an eclectic range of live Cambridge music.

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The Brattle Theatre

Arts and Entertainment in Cambridge

Thanks to Cambridge’s two towering institutions of higher learning (you may have heard of them: do the names Harvard or MIT ring any bells?) the city is  full of museums and Cambridge art galleries.

Listing them all would be exhausting, but here are a few highlights: The Harvard Fogg and Peabody Museums, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge Contemporary Art, and The MIT museum.

Dance is also well represented, and all those interested in watching live performances can cherry-pick shows at The Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, and Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre.

For those brave souls who yearn to learn the steps themselves, both Ryles Jazz Club and the New England Tango Academy can teach you how to get your groove on.