An historic venue
located at 51 Walden Street in Concord, Massachusetts

We are host to…

MCFF Grant

We are thrilled to announce that the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund has awarded a $130,000 matching grant to 51 Walden! This will enable us to install air conditioning as well as a mechanical ventilation system in the hall. Audiences and performers will be much more comfortable and as safe as possible during the pandemic. Work will begin in July.

Air Disinfection at 51 Walden

To help cleanse and disinfect the air at 51 Walden, we have installed UltraVation BioGardUV™ Upper-Room Convection Germicidal UV Units in the main hall and lobby areas. We have also installed three AIRDoctor™ HEPA Professional Air Purifiers in the lobby area. For details, refer to our Airborne-Virus-Mitigation-Notice-Spring-2021 document.

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Concord Band Summer Series at Fruitlands Museum

The Concord Band will perform at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard on Thursdays June 17 and 24, and July 1 and 8. at 7:15 p.m. The concerts will feature three groups from a diverse mixture of ensembles: brass, saxophone, horn, and clarinet quartets, a flute choir, a woodwind quintet, the Concord Band Jazz Ensemble, a German Band, a percussion ensemble, and a wind nonet. Tickets are $10 for members of the Fruitlands Museum, $15 for non-members. Children 12 and under are free.

The Concord Band

The Band performs regularly at its permanent home, the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden Street in Concord, at its summer home at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts, and has also performed summer concerts at several towns in the Greater Boston and MetroWest regions. The sixty-five volunteer members of the Band represent many area communities and a wide variety of professions.

The Concord Players

The Concord Players mount three major productions a year with multiple performances of each play. Recent seasons have included Barefoot in the Park, Funny Girl, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Sound of Music. The Players’ staging of Little Women is regarded by many as Concord’s Passion Play.

The Concord Orchestra

The Concord Orchestra plays a dozen concerts each season including a Family Concert and two Pops weekends. Each year one of our concerts features a performer from one of the Boston area schools who has won our Young Artist Competition. The winner also receives a cash prize from the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was founded in memory of Charles and Arlene Ehlers.


Opera51 raises funds to support 51 Walden through opera performances, associated corporate sponsorships, program ads, individual donations, and through special events like Gala Gatherings and Opera Favorites. Proceeds contribute valuable funds to the maintenance and operation of the facility, a community resource supporting hundreds of local residents each week throughout the year.

As is the case with the other performing groups, Opera51 will not be performing until local authorities indicate it is safe to do so.