Passionate and Provocative: The Performing Arts North of Boston

Interior view of North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly.

North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly

Perhaps it’s something in the sea air or our native soil… the land north of Boston has always been a fertile environment for the arts. You’ll encounter an astonishing variety of venues just minutes north of Boston where outstanding theatre, music, and dance can be seen and enjoyed in relaxed settings at affordable prices. Residents and visitors of all ages can experience high quality original dance pieces, stage premiers, revivals of Broadway Shows, inspiring instrumental and vocal performances, and staged readings of new works all surrounded by award-winning restaurants, charming lodging, and fascinating historical sites.

Performing Arts Trail

Exterior view of Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury.

Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury

The range of venues and experiences North of Boston is rich and varied with more than one thousand performances at twenty plus venues and a season that runs from February to December and ranges from well-known musicals to staged readings of new work. The quality of the theater and concert performances is high, drawing on the region’s many award-winning directors, writers, actors, and composers.

Every performance is unique. Unlike film, video or television the experience is dependent on the reaction and response of the audience gathered. Be a part of the creative community North of Boston and enjoy a show today.