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Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

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Address: 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760
Phone Number: 508-647-0097
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Located in a historic firehouse in the heart of Natick Center Cultural...
Located in a historic firehouse in the heart of Natick Center Cultural District, TCAN is the MetroWest region's premier performing arts organization. National touring acts have included Don McLean, The Smithereens, Vanilla Fudge, Shawn Colvin, Paula Poundstone and many others. A variety of classes, family programs, community theater and art exhibitions attract over 20,000 attendees annually.
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Great place to enjoy a night of music

We have been to TCAN multiple times and have been members for several years. The atmosphere (seating, acoustics, ambience, facilities, snack bar) are all top notch. Parking is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to TCAN multiple times and have been members for several years. The atmosphere (seating, acoustics, ambience, facilities, snack bar) are all top notch. Parking is plentiful and free in the evening. There are several good restaurants within walking distance. The facility gets top acts and the ticket prices are very reasonable. Ordering is straightforward on the web... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love the atmosphere(old firehouse). Free parking. Good entertainment and classes.Reasonable pricing. Can enjoy a glass of wine or a beer during the show.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

How many other towns can boast the re-use of an old firehouse as a cultural mecca for musical acts, theater and comedy from around the country right here in little old Metro West Boston. So many dedicated people bringing wide variety of artists to adults, classes and summer camps to kids. Natick, we are blessed!

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Being up close to the performers is great. This is in the old fire station in downtown Natick. Most of the people that act as ushers are volunteers and are very friendly

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is one of my favorite music venues -- intimate, informal, professionally managed, good concessions, an obvious community effort. And affordable for a high level of performance. I gravitate to the singer/songwriter category, and have seen major artists appear (sometimes on a repeat basis). TCAN also has classical concerts by young musicians, theater productions, jazz, and a special series that... More 

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I was initially attracted to TCAN for rock, b;ues and indie music - excellent artists, incredibly convenient, low prices - but have found lots of other stuff. TCAN has a classical series that features young chamber artists (be the first to see the stars of the future), opera, excellent community theatre and kids shows. Free parking within 50 yds of... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wide variety of programming for adults & families. Great folk performances from new & legendary talent

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a small little theatre in Natick Center. It's as expected for a town concert hall. Intimate and small but clean and pleasant. I took my son here for a children's concert and it was the perfect venue. Will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

TCAN is the heart of Natick's cultural center! There is something for everyone at TCAN..great venue, great programs for all ages, just fun, fun, fun! They are also very generous to the community working with schools, a program called "A Child in Every Seat", always special things going on....inexpensive to become a member.....you could do something different almost every week... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This place, refitted into the old firehouse in Natick center, is a jewel ! They attract wonderful performance artists like Tom Rush, Jake Shimabukuro and his amazing , contemporary Ike, and many others who have long been tops in their genre. All I can say is GO ! And join !

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