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Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

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Great venue for intimate shows

I've come to TCAN for two shows - Eddie From Ohio and Livingston Taylor. For EFO we were seated on... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
Boston, Massachusetts
Great place to see fantastic performing acts

This an affordable place to see all types of performing acts. And now with the addition of the... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Tom H
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“old firehouse”(9 reviews)
“fire station”(6 reviews)
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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...more
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14 Summer St, Natick, MA 01760-4500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

TCAN is a great place to see a show. Just hope you don't ever need to talk to the manager about anything, because he is not, in my experience, very friendly. The rest of the staff is wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gosox2018
TCAN-Natick, Public Relations Manager at Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey gosox2018 - while we appreciate your review, you haven't given us much information to act on. We invite you to contact Kerry at TCAN and explain your concerns in a bit more detail so we can address any issues. Thank you!

Reviewed 17 January 2019

I've come to TCAN for two shows - Eddie From Ohio and Livingston Taylor. For EFO we were seated on the side of the stage, which was an interesting perspective to see a show (we were too late buying our tickets, so they opened the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This an affordable place to see all types of performing acts. And now with the addition of the movie house on the second floor, movies also.  The sound system in the performance area and movie theater are fantastic. The acoustics wonderful.  There is plenty of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tom H
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This venue has done a remarkable job upgrading from its days as a former firehouse. The main stage has quality lighting, nice acoustics and a good sound system run by a knowledgeable engineer. They have recently renovated the top floor (accessible by elevator as well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TCAN-Natick, General Manager at Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN), responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you very much for this detailed review! We love your description of the venue and your experience as a frequent patron. We work very hard to make each performance special for both artist and patron, and we are delighted to get this positive feedback....More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Really good place to see a show We enjoyed Robert Klein and they had coffee for $2.00 which was a great price Easy to get to also Would definitely go back

Date of experience: September 2018
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TCAN-Natick, General Manager at Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN), responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for the kind review Debi, glad you enjoyed the show!

Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is a great venue. Small and intimate. I have enjoyed a number of concerts here with nationally known acts. Prices are quire reasonable, too.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

I love getting the flyer for the season of offerings from TCAN. There is such a rich variety of music concerts in a wonderful, small, intimate old firehouse. We even got to see Joan Osborne sing. It was so exciting to! I love being able...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Knittermom50
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Best local venue, high quality concerts, performances and plays. Top notch view from all seats. Plenty of parking close by.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

The Center for Arts Natick (TCAN) is an outstanding venue for both marquee names and local talent, on stage, in the upstairs cinema theater and on the walls of the art gallery space. I have enjoyed classic films like The African Queen and Casablanca, along...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Hands down, this is my favorite local music venue! TCAN books top-notch musicians, there isn't a bad seat in the house, and the acoustics are fabulous. My husband and I have been TCAN members for years and attend shows on a regular basis. TCAN is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Pat K
15 July 2016|
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Response from TCAN-Natick | Property representative |
Sandra L is correct - when we reopen after renovations this month, we will have a completely remodeled concession area with beer and wine and snacks. Town of Natick does not permit "BYOB" in any location. Thanks for your... More