Our Facility

The building at 51 Walden houses a large performance and audience space with stages at both ends. One stage is for theatrical productions and the other is for musical groups. Depending on the staging of a performance, audience capacity in the hall is as many as 350. We also have a lobby area for receptions and a dance studio which is rented to teachers for a wide variety of classes, including creative movement for children, hip-hop, and Irish step dancing.

Building Improvements

We are continually making improvements to the building at 51 Walden for safety, accessibility,  comfort, and enjoyment.

COVID-19 Mitigation

To help cleanse and disinfect the air at 51 Walden, we have installed six UltraVation BioGardUV™ FS-33 Upper-Room Convection Germicidal UV Units in the main hall, and two smaller BioGardUV FS-22 units in the lobby area. We have also installed three AIRDoctor™ HEPA Professional Air Purifiers in the lobby area.

For details about our Upper Room UV Units, refer to our Airborne-Virus-Mitigation-Notice-Spring-2021 document.

BioGardUV Upper Room Air Disinfection unit
AirDoctor HEPA Air Purifier

Access 51 Campaign

In 2018-19, we conducted a Capital Campaign we called Access 51, to raise funds for bringing our facility up to date with respect to accessibility. We successfully met our goal of $500,000, which allowed us to make several substantial improvements:

  • Green Room bathrooms updated/remodeled and connected to Town sewer
  • Primary restrooms updated/remodeled
  • Accessible restroom made fully ADA compliant
  • Lift-Jack purchased for stage accessibility
  • Diaper-changing station installed in accessible restroom
  • New ADA compliant drinking fountains installed in lobby
  • Front steps and rails completely rebuilt
  • AED Device installed near lobby
Our new front steps and handrails!

We are now working on the design and implementation of a ventilation system for the main performance hall. This new system, slated for installation in the summer of 2021, should greatly improve the comfort you experience when attending a play or concert.

A big Thank You to all who contributed to our Access 51 Campaign!