The Huntington Theatre Company is keeping its home on Huntington Avenue
Ending more than eight months of uncertainty, Mayor Marty Walsh helped broker a deal this month with the Huntington Theatre Company and the real estate development group QMG Huntington LLC to keep the city’s largest theater company in its mainstage home on the Avenue of the Arts in the South End of Boston.
Over the past several months, the #HuntingtononHuntington coalition―MASSCreative, ArtsBoston, StageSource, and The Fenway Alliance―rallied public support to keep the Huntington Theatre Company in its home on Huntington Avenue. Nearly 3,000 artists, Boston residents, and cultural leaders publicly voiced their support to keep the Huntington Theatre Company on Huntington Avenue by signing on to a statement of support and sharing stories about the Huntington’s value to the community.
This collaborative effort from the arts community helped keep a spotlight on the issue and generated grassroots support for Mayor Walsh as he worked with all parties to create an agreement to keep Huntington Theatre Company on Huntington Avenue.
This is a not only a huge win for the Huntington Theatre Company, but for the larger arts community. Mayor Walsh’s role in keeping the Huntington on Huntington is an important show of support for our arts institutions and the cultural landscape of Boston and beyond. You can send Mayor Walsh a thank you note for playing his part.