51 Walden Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden is located at 51 Walden Street in Concord, Massachusetts. An historic venue for music, drama and dance performances, it has three resident groups, The Concord Players, The Concord Band, and The Concord Orchestra. Upstairs there is a dance studio which is rented to several instructors who teach classes in creative movement for children, hip hop, yoga, and Irish step dancing. 51 Walden is also home to Opera51, which performs fully staged and costumed operas every year.

Contact Information

51 Walden Street

Phone: 978-369-7911



Tom Hanlon   February 1, 2024
Good sound. But the floor is flat. So lines of sight are not so good. Parking can be sketchy in Concord center. Scope out Lot locations before hand.
Nicole Smith   November 9, 2022
This is a great local theater spot. The shows I have seen here have all been very well done and a lot of fun! The chairs are plastic and can get a little uncomfortable, but if I remembered to bring a pillow or seating pad that would fix that. There is a restroom and drinking fountain in the basement (and a handicap accessible bathroom on the main level) and some fun artwork on the walls down there that is worth checking out. They have old advertisements for previous productions and this last time I saw a church made from a musical score, pretty cool!
Samantha deManbey   August 1, 2021
Great venue for theater, music, and other performing arts. Very large performance space that can be easily adjusted for small or large audiences. Platforms available to level the seating. Seemed like they had a decent lighting system for small and large productions. Also refreshment stand available and plenty of seating inside. Bathrooms seem fairly new.
Simon McAuliffe   March 15, 2020
Doug Jacobs   March 9, 2020
Double sided performing Arts Center with ~250 seats, with an orchestra setting on one end and stage for plays at the other. Acoustics are overly dry and lighting is not great.
Tze-Ping Low   March 8, 2020
Adventures in Delaneyland   August 3, 2019
I went to see A Winter's Tale. It was wonderful, the acting was amazing. I will be going again.
Amanda DELANEY   August 3, 2019
I went to see A Winter's Tale. It was wonderful, the acting was amazing. I will be going again.
Joshua Rosen   June 9, 2019
2018. Saw Gounod's Faust. It was a terrifically staged and well performed production considering that this is just a community opera company. The space is not particularly attractive and the sound required amplification which means that the acoustics of the building aren't very good. However they did a great job of compensating for the lack of naturally good acoustics. 2019. Saw Opera51's production of Carmen here. Once again it was terrific. Last year my understanding was that Opera51 was amatuer but that doesn't seem to be the case this year, the leads were professionals.
Julie's bites   June 9, 2019
Performance exceeded my expectations. The performance art center itself is not top notch.
Vincent James   June 8, 2019
Great performance of Carmen!
Mark Elliott   May 13, 2019
Great front of house service!
Bernadette and Mark   May 13, 2019
Great front of house service!
Matthew Stieglitz   May 21, 2018
Very good local concert.two soloist were fabulous.look forward to next event