Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 2nd Street, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center

41 2nd Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge
41 2nd Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

Maximum Capacity: 150 people
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Perfect for any occasion, our distinct home includes a theater, two galleries, and a kitchen available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, private parties, corporate and non-profit events.

The Multicultural Arts Center, a visual and performing arts center, is conveniently located in East Cambridge near I93, MBTA Lechmere Green Line Station, Kendall Square Red Line Station, and the Galleria Mall. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was originally designed in 1814 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, erected in 1889, and renovated in 1985 by modern architect Graham Gund as a performing arts center.

Depending on your needs and general set-up, our theater accommodates approximately 150 people for a seated dinner with room for a dance floor area, or 200 people for a standing reception. Our Upper Gallery accommodates 40-50 people seated and our Lower Gallery accommodates 30-40 people seated.
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9/13/2011

"Historic theatre, art gallery, and terrace available for party rental", An Eventective User from Cambridge MA
This gorgeous theatre, designed by architect Charles Bulfinch in the 1800s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theatre itself is basically a huge open room with no fixed seating. It can be set up theatre-style, as an open dance floor, with tables and chairs, or some combination of the above. The theatre is equipped with professional lighting and sound system, which can be operated by the renter or by a hired professional. The venue staff provide some assistance with the equipment.

Rental also includes use of the building's kitchen, art galleries, and outdoor terrace. The outdoor terrace can be set up with tables and chairs. The art galleries will of course be in use as galleries, and there is no control over what will be installed in them at any given time, but the art tends to all be interesting and high-quality. Renters are free to set up a buffet or bar in the art galleries or otherwise use them to extend the party into an additional space. The venue has some limitations in terms of what caterers and other vendors can be used, but these are minimal, and the staff are accommodating of exceptions in order to meet dietary or cultural needs. Alcohol is permitted when served by an approved caterer. The location is easily accessible by public transportation and has ample street parking. Rates and policies are listed clearly on the website, which is helpful.
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Entire Facility
General Event Space Max Capacity: 300 people
CMAC's facilities include the Centanni Courtyard, a theater with dance floor, two galleries, and a kitchen. The theater has an 1890's decor, marble floor, ornate iron balcony and high ceilings.Audio/visual equipment available: microphones.
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Reception
Capacity: 300 People
Features
  • Atmosphere/Decor: CMAC's facilities include a theater, two galleries, and a kitchen.
  • Audio Visual: Portable Equipment
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in feet: 38 x 58
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in meters: 11.17.678424 x 17.6784
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