Built in 1916, the historic Regent Theatre remains true to its roots as a vibrant vaudeville house. An intimate 500-seat performing arts center with superior acoustics and comfortable seating, "Arlington's Show Place of Entertainment" features live music concerts, theatre, dance events, family entertainment, comedy, film specials, and more.
Conveniently located just minutes from Cambridge and Boston, the Regent is MBTA and handicap accessible with free parking across the street (nights and weekends after 3pm on Saturday) and a variety of great restaurants and shops within easy walking distance.
The Regent is dedicated to bringing the highest quality events to the area, and while we are a community theatre attracting audiences from Arlington and the surrounding towns of suburban Boston, we have a number of exclusive events throughout the year with nationally and internationally known performers – many of whom are bona fide legends.
Covering a wide spectrum of genres, the following groups and solo artists have played the Regent during the past five years: Bellydance Superstars, Mickey Rooney, Paula Poundstone, Johnny Winter, Tower of Power, Taj Mahal, Hot Tuna, Count Basie Orchestra, Riders in the Sky, Beatlejuice, Deborah Henson-Conant, Steven Tyler, Asleep at the Wheel, Mountain, Vanilla Fudge, Rebecca Paris, Edgar Winter, Rory Block, John Mayall, Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer, Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five, Dresden Dolls, The Von Trapp Children, The Russian American Kids Circus, Bonnie Bramlett, Nektar, Michelle Shocked, Neil Innes, NRBQ, Barry & The Remains, Honeyboy Edwards, Boys of the Lough, John Hammond, Loretta LaRoche, and Odetta.