The Arsenal Center for the Arts occupies 30,000 square feet of space on three floors. It houses two theatres, classrooms and workshop spaces, artist studios, gallery and exhibit space, rehearsal rooms, and informal gathering places. Its stunning and unique architectural design is ideally suited to support its mission of an inter-disciplinary arts center. This mix of interior venues provides a home for three resident companies (New Repertory Theatre, Watertown Children’s Theatre, The Quilters’ Connection) and regular performing troupes such as Improv Jones. The Center also offers its own programming consisting of art exhibits, classes and workshops for adults and children, concerts and other staged events, plus literary presentations and other discussion opportunities
Directions: The Arsenal Center for the Arts is located at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. It is easily accessible from I-95/128, Routes 9, 16, 20, and 90 (Mass Pike), and the MBTA.
From the MBTA
Take the Red Line to Central Square in Cambridge, then board the 70 or the 70A bus at the stop on the corner of Western Avenue. Ride into Watertown and get off at the School Street stop. Cross Arsenal Street at the crosswalk, turn left, then take the first right onto Kingsbury Street. The Arsenal Center for the Arts will be on your left.
From Watertown Square
Take North Beacon Street towards the Arsenal on the Charles. At the first fork (about 100 yards), bear left onto Arsenal Street. After approximately one-half mile, you will pass through a traffic light at the intersection of School and Arsenal Streets (there will be a Lexus dealership on your left). Take the next right onto Kingsbury Avenue. The Arsenal Center for the Arts will be on your left, and the parking garage will be just ahead on your right.
From Newton and Needham
Take Route 16 east towards Watertown. Follow Route 16 into Watertown Square, then turn right onto North Beacon Street. Follow the directions from Watertown Square (above). From the West Take the Mass Pike east and get off at Exit 17 (Newton/Watertown). At the second traffic light, turn left (over the Pike), and immediately get into the far right lane. Continue straight onto Galen Street and follow it for approximately one mile until it ends at Watertown Square. Turn right onto North Beacon Street then follow the directions from Watertown Square (above).
From the North
Take 128/I-95 south, then the Mass Pike heading east. Follow the directions from the West (above).
From the South
Take 128/I-95 north, then the Mass Pike heading east. Follow the directions from the West (above).
Take Storrow Drive west for approximately two miles, then bear left onto Soldier's Field Road (near the Harvard Stadium). Exit at Arsenal Street, and turn right towards Watertown. Go past the Arsenal Mall and the first Arsenal on the Charles entrance, then take the next left onto Kingsbury Avenue. The Arsenal Center for the Arts will be on your left, and the parking garage will be just ahead on your right. From Harvard Square/Cambridge Follow Mt. Auburn Street from Harvard Square into Watertown. Bear left at the fork near Star Market, and continue on Mt. Auburn Street for approximately one mile to a traffic light at the intersection of Mt. Auburn and School Streets. Turn left onto School Street and follow it to the end, turn left (onto Arsenal Street), then take the next right onto Kingsbury Avenue. The Arsenal Center for the Arts will be on your left, and the parking garage will be just ahead on your right.