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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
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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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This venue is first class show venue.

200 seat theater with no bad seats. See national acts up close and personal. I have seen so many shows here it is difficult to list. Smithereens, The Fixx, The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

200 seat theater with no bad seats. See national acts up close and personal. I have seen so many shows here it is difficult to list. Smithereens, The Fixx, The Proclaimers, Christopher Cross, Lucy Kaplansky, The Motels, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobram, Pousette Dart, Jon Butcher, Johnny A, California Transit Authority, local musicians, Jimmy Tingle, theater plays, the list goes on.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently saw their stage production of the play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile". Another well done show. Only $23 for the ticket and free parking. You would spend $20 to park in Boston for a show. Ok, it's not Broadway in Boston, but these are outstanding community theatre performances at great prices and no hassle of going into Boston. Support... More 

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I love The Alternate Roots band and were so glad to see they were playing in this theater! We have been looking forward to taking a drive there and were so impressed by this beautiful place. TCAN has great sound and great seating and really nice people working there as well. We go to shows in small... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

An afternoon production of Steve Martin's 'Picasso at le Lappin Agile' at TCAN. Great little venue, and an attentive and packed audience enjoyed a spirited performance. Deserves all the accolades afforded to it.

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I have been attending shows and performances at TCAN for years and have never been disappointed. From Edwards to Winston, Aztec Two Step to Harvey Leonard, this community theater has "got it right". Affordable and quaint, the programming touches all musical interests. A Utopian Experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

A great Nields show last evening at TCAN. Super venue - from easy parking to plenty of food options nearby to intimate setting and terrific sightlines and sound. Highly recommended.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We stopped in to see the band competitions and were able to catch the band, "Massachusetts". We even saw the main singer propose to his girlfriend. Great music, good time.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The TCAN always has great shows. Sometimes plays, other times performers. You can access a list on the Natick Website.

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Natick, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The TECAN is a small theater that originally was a firehouse. The big doors are still there but the inside has been redesigned appropriately. The performances here are very original especially when the Natick High School students perform for their honors recitals. Go watch these performers before they become famous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I brought my kids to see a marionette show here last month and they loved it. Great little theatre. Will definitely go back for other events.

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