About Peabody’s Black Box
Founded by Northeast Arc in partnership with the City of Peabody, area businesses and cultural organizations, Peabody’s Black Box serves as an anchor of Peabody’s downtown cultural district. The James Family Stage in the Black Box provides state-of-the-art space for theater, comedy, dance, film, music, poetry and other performances.
The Black Box is much more than a theater! The versatile and flexible space, with a capacity of 238, that can be used for a variety of events including: Anniversaries and Weddings, Baptisms and First Communions, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, Fundraising Events and Meetings.
The Black Box is a blank canvas – just awaiting your imagination!
Peabody’s Black Box is located in the ArcWorks Community Art Center at 22 Foster Street, Peabody.
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Upcoming Black Box Events
Peabody's Black Box
A flexible rental space for performances, meetings, fundraisers and private parties.
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All ticket sales are final. Peabody’s Black Box does not issue refunds or exchanges unless the event is canceled.
Black Box Wall of Thanks
This theater was launched thanks to the generosity of the following individual, corporate, foundation and governmental supporters.
Our deepest gratitude to…
The City of Peabody
The James Family
Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
The Van Otterloo Family Foundation
RoAnn Costin, Deborah DeCotis, Eastern Bank Foundation, Cathy & Dave Gravel/GraVoc Associates,
Martha & Chuck Holden, the Janey Fund, Richard M. Jauron, William Lawler,
MRG Construction, Joey Nicotera/Retonica, North Shore Bank, Philip & Ana Ortins,
Peabody Main Streets, Rousselot, Inc., Sirius Research, and Todisco Properties
Concession Stand Sponsors
Corey & Sarah Jackson, John & Kelley McCarthy, New England Biolabs, Peabody Rotary Club
Silver Screen Sponsors
David & Jacky Ankeles, Atlantic Ambulance, Combined Properties, Chet Derr & Jo Ann Simons, East Boston Savings Bank, Griffin & Merrow, McCarthy Family Foundation, Robert Ogan, Peabody Performing Arts Parents, Jean Verbridge
Dinner Table Sponsors
Ron Adams, Anonymous, Big Apple Circus, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Homes, FIDELIS Facility Service Group, Tom Gould/Treadwell’s Ice Cream, The McGinn Family, Network Coverage, Andrew Rose, Salem Five Charitable Foundation
John Archer, Caitlyn Burke, David Macaluso, Anne Marilyn Lucas, Aimee Oliver, Diane Paulus, Tim Rosser
Tim Brown, Susan Ring Brown, Champions Pub, Robert & Sandra D’Errico, Eva’s Pastries, First Ipswich Bank, Gallonero Pizzeria & Bistro, Grant Communications, Senator Joan Lovely, Luso-American Credit Union, John Maguire, Kathy Marchetti, Jodi & Phil Mitchell, Janet & Ken Ring, John Sacramone, Peter Shribman, Kevin Tierney, Rep. Tom Walsh & Mary Walsh
Susan Dancewicz, Mark Horrigan & Nancy Norman, George McCabe, Georgiana Melendez, Mary O’Hare, Ken Silverman
Accidentally on Purpose, John & Marie Bishop, Bukia Chalvire, Rina Farber-Mazor, Debbie Geraci, David Hark, Deanne Healey, Jambu, Barbara Jessel, Kiwanis Club of Peabody, Eva Markos, Russell Lewis, Ted Neary
Stephen Apostolides, Stacia Archis, John Boris, David Coleman, Cheryl Foster, Miles Feigin, James Freeman, Norene Gachignard, Charles Gutro, Evie Hantzopoulos, Krystal Hernandez, LPL Financial, Molly Pinto Madigan, Metro Bowl, Paul Mogavero, Peter Moore, Mark & Robin Murphy, Beth O’Donnell, PVMHS Jazz Band, Peabody Wealth Advisors, Registry for College & University Presidents, Marilyn & Jacob Segal, Susan Smoller, Susan Trahant, Chris Tully, Brenda Vitale, Richard Walker, Warren Sherman, Mara Stein, Wood Trucking
A Small Creation, Chad Conlan, Eleanor Davidson, David & Bonnie Henry, Sallyann Slaven, Patricia Weed, YMCA of Metro North Dancers
Alyse Barbash, Marie Bishop, Sam Bishop, John Bongiorno, Nick Butler, Capone’s, Robert Conard & Karen Sawyer Conard, Julie Cummings, Richard D’Ambrosio, Mary Devlin, Shannon Downey, Jill Gent, Michael Kostopoulos, Ed Lomasney, James Maslow, Debbie & Greg Matthews, Kathy McLaughlin, Claire McDonough, Ryan McShera, Linda Merrill, Allison Mitchell, Donna Mogavero, Kerri Mogavero, Joseph Patuleia, Dayle Persons, Jackie Picanso, Tom Rossignol, Carla Scheri, Taylor Sparkas, Joseph & Linda Nicotera, Chris Ryder, John Turco, Virginia Warren, Marcia Yellin
Stage One Alumni
Stephanie Agneta, Bonnie Antoniou, Steve Bader, Kyra Bresnahan, Kendra Cimon, Dalton DeLima, Kathleen Hogan, Sarah Kessel, Anne Lyon, Matt Mogavero, Marissa Morton, Michael Pires
Finally, our heartfelt thanks to…
The Friends of the Black Box Committee
Tom Gould, Chairman; Jacky Ankeles, Susan Ring Brown, Tim Brown, Karen Sawyer Conard, Julie Daigle, Lisa Geczi, Matt Genzale, Deanne Healey, Martha Holden, Corey Jackson, Bill Lawler, Ed Lomasney, Pete McGinn, Ryan McShera, Matt Mogavero, Joey Nicotera, Pedro Soto, Emma Thurgood, Tom Walsh, and Mark Whiting
Thanks to all of our donors and volunteers for making this community cultural resource a reality!