Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Here

How do I get to Arts at the Armory?

Arts at the Armory is in the Somerville Armory, located at 191 Highland Ave. Directions for driving and public transportation can be found on our Getting Here page.

Is there parking?

Yes! There is a 44 space parking lot behind the Armory, as well as an overflow lot and on-street parking. Learn more on our Getting Here page.

Events & Tickets

How do I find out what time an event starts at your venue?

Start times and other event details can be found on our Events page by using the search tool. Or, pick a date on the Calendar to find a specific event. For the Performance Hall, the event start time listed on our website is when the doors open for an event.

How do I purchase tickets for an event?

We host many events brought in by outside organizations and they use different ticketing platforms. Search for a specific event on our website to find out where to buy tickets.

Our Spotlight Series shows are ticketed through Eventbrite.

Can I purchase tickets on the same day the event occurs?

Yes, unless the performance is sold out. Search for a specific event on our website to find out where to buy tickets.

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets for our Spotlight Series shows are non-refundable. For events brought in by outside organizations, we recommend reaching out to the organizer.

Are there any age restrictions for events?

No, unless noted in the event description.

About Our Venue

How do I know if an event is happening in the Armory Café or Performance Hall?

Each event page is typically categorized as happening in the Café or Performance Hall.

Is there assigned seating?

No, we have General Admission seating unless otherwise stated.

Do you serve food?

Yes, the Armory Café offers delicious food in the evenings Tuesday through Saturday, and typically serves bar food for The Moth and Spotlight Series performances in the Performance Hall. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks are available to order in both spaces.

What am I allowed to bring into the Performance Hall?

You can bring a small bag or backpack; please note that many of our concert events are subject to bag checks upon entry. You can NOT bring in outside food/drink, weapons, drugs, and/or smoking materials.

Do you have a Lost & Found?

Yes, the Lost & Found can be accessed during the Cafe’s regular opening hours; we hold on to items for 14 days.

How do I get in touch?

You can reach out at or 617-718-2191. Check out the Contact Us page for more information.

Non-Discrimination Policy & Accessibility

What is your non-discrimination policy?

The Center for Arts at the Armory (CAA) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, community, patrons, customers, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors. Violence, hate speech and/or discrimination will not be tolerated in the spaces operated by CAA. CAA will act to defend its staff and customers against acts of violence, hate speech and/or discrimination, and has the right to ask for the removal of any individual who does not comply with this policy. 

The Center for Arts at the Armory is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Is your space wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the first floor of the Armory is ADA accessible. There is an elevator that can be used to access the second floor.

How do I get priority seating?

Our event staff can assist you with priority seating on the day of an event. We encourage patrons to email one to two weeks prior to an event; we can accommodate day-of requests as well.

Are service animals allowed?


Book A Space

How do I rent space at Arts at the Armory?

Please review our Rental FAQs to learn more about booking.

Do you have open office hours if I want to drop by and check out the spaces?

No. Please call or email us to schedule an appointment.

The mission of Arts at the Armory is to provide an inclusive and accessible venue for arts, cultural and community events, exhibitions, markets, classes and more.