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Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760
508-647-0097
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Natick
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Located in a historic firehouse in the heart of Natick Center Cultural District, TCAN is the MetroWest region's premier performing arts organization.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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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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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Natick, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Community fellowship created the renovated forestation in Natick transforming it into the Center for the Arts, which features classical music, rock, blues, folk and jazz, as well as music and theater for children, art and photography exhibitions, and comedy and theater for adults. There is truly an event for every artistic and entertainment taste and the sound system works! It... More

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Natick, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fortunate to live in a town with such a great venue for live music---this old brick fire house, reclaimed as a small concert hall, where MAGIC happens: folk, jazz, classical, comedy, drama and children's plays as well as local artist's paintings/photography hanging in the halls---what a gift to the folks of Metro west Boston.

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stumbled upon thi splace 5 years ago. It's a great, affordable place to watch good talent. Not a bad seat in the house but great sound/production. The stage is pretty small so the theater productions need to be a bit creative but I have seen adult and kids theater productions here and they are great. never seen a bad show... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

TCAN in Natick is a jewel. It's a great venue that has a varied, interesting schedule of performers and plays. Great people running it and volunteers. Very popular ad well-known groups come (Joan Osborne, Bella Fleck, Tom Rush, Patty Larkin, Lisa Marie Pressley......) , up and coming stars like Grace Kelley and Smokin Joe Robinson. Great veunue, great acts, great... More

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