The Black Box Theatre and Psychic Readings performance space hosted 233 shows in fiscal year 2017 with an attendance of 7,578. Performance opportunities cover a wide range of themes and content, from traditional theatre to experimental performance art, dance, and interdisciplinary work. In addition to our regular programming and residencies, the Black Box Theatre and Psychic Readings also host one-night performance events, music shows, and 1-2 night presentations of work from touring groups.

“The Manton Avenue Project has really benefited from being a resident company of AS220's Black Box Theatre. The intimacy of the space really supports the work of our young playwrights, and the downtown location makes our shows accessible to parents, families, and local artists. Having an affordable and accessible space to call our own for the week of our shows means that our young people really get to take ownership over the entire process. AS220's Black Box Theatre has improved the quality of our shows.”

Meg Sullivan, Executive/Artistic Director of the Manton Avenue Project, Olneyville