Black Box Events

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!

Curtain rises on Black Box Theater (Peabody Magazine, Summer 2018)

Northeast Arc’s Black Box Theater Project, located at Arcworks Community Art Center, 22 Foster Street in Peabody, will benefit the whole community. With the help of local partners, we’ll renovate existing space that will provide employment opportunities for local actors, musicians, set builders, ticket sellers and concessions workers. The space will provide educational and recreational opportunities for as many as 7,800 youth annually.

The theater will become an anchor in the city’s downtown cultural district. The addition of performing arts to the Art Center will complement existing visual arts activities. Revenue from space rental will ensure long-term sustainability of the Center.

Made in Peabody: Black Box Theater

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Giving to the Black Box

Please help us reach our goal of raising $550,000 for the Black Box Theater! A gift to Northeast Arc for this project is an investment in both those who will participate in and those who will enjoy the productions that will be staged. It is an investment in Peabody’s creative economy and will enhance the city’s reputation as a cultural destination.

$50,000

Inquire about naming opportunities 

$10,000

Sponsorship of sound

$25,000

Inquire about naming opportunities 

$5,000

Sponsorship of concession stand

$15,000

Sponsorship of lighting

$5,000

Seat Sponsor

Friends of the Black Box

Tom Gould, Chairman
Jacky Ankeles
Susan Ring Brown
Tim Brown
Karen Sawyer Conard

Julie Daigle
Matt Genzale
Deanne Healey
Martha Holden
Corey Jackson

Bill Lawler
Ed Lomasney
Pete McGinn
Ryan McShera
Matt Mogavero

Joey Nicotera
Jo Ann Simons
Tom Walsh
Mark Whiting

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