The Office of the Arts exists to serve and engage Emerson College students, faculty and staff, Boston audiences, and theatre makers worldwide through stewarding spaces where everyone belongs and can experience our collective humanity.

Our Responsibility

The Office of the Arts supports four key curricular, space and civic activities of Emerson College, and effectively connects our community to professional theatre/performance and thought leadership from around the world:

  • Internal: Manages, schedules, staffs, and maintains six venues on the Boston campus (Cutler Majestic Theatre, Robert J. Orchard Stage, Jackie Liebergott Black Box, Bright Family Screening Room, Semel Theater, and Greene Theater), and eight Paramount studios for Emerson College classes and events
  • External: Provides professional event planning and staffing support (administrative, box office, front of house, production, etc.) and external rental events in these spaces.
  • Curates and manages ArtsEmerson, Boston’s leading professional presenter of contemporary international theatre.
  • Curates and manages HowlRound Theater Commons, which amplifies progressive and disruptive ideas about theatre and connects diverse practitioners through its free and open platform for theatre makers worldwide.

Our Commitment

The Office of the Arts is committed to:

  • Operating inside a set of shared values, including diversity, teamwork, accountability, curiosity, and integrity
  • Effectively stewarding the resources of Emerson College
  • Providing excellent and equitable service
  • Modeling an inclusive and diverse culture and opposing all forms of oppression
  • Uplifting rigorous art, artists, and ideas
  • Creating additive deep and diverse learning opportunities for Emerson students
  • Advancing creative innovation
  • Modeling ethical integrity and moral courage
  • Driving civic transformation