Photo by Melissa Blackall

The Cyclorama

There is no place quite like the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts (BCA). Your rental supports hundreds of Boston’s working artists through BCA programs and services that provide studio, exhibition, and performance space on our diverse campus, and connects the community to artists and art that transforms.

Boston’s Most Iconic Venue

Constructed in 1884, the Cyclorama was originally created to house a painting: Paul Dominique Philippoteaux’s panoramic depiction of The Battle of Gettysburg. The Cyclorama is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks and features old world industrial charm with conveniences such as air conditioning, a flexible floor plan, an onsite kitchen and a built-in, fully electrified, truss structure. Your guests enter our building amid the South End’s vibrant retail district and tree-lined streets filled with historic brownstone houses in one of the largest designated historic neighborhoods in the country.

Where Your Vision Comes to Life

The Cyclorama’s historic brick floor, stunning copper dome, and skylight have set the stage for hundreds of Boston’s most innovative events. It is a completely raw venue, and with the help of talented vendors, it has been transformed into everything from a Broadway-style stage at the Huntington Theatre Company Gala to a one-of-a-kind retail pop up for Nike. The Cyclorama is a blank canvas for you to express your vision. In addition, guests enjoy the artistic surroundings of Boston Center for the Arts, including murals and theatrical spaces that add flair and drama to events of all shapes and sizes.

Unique to You

Boston Center for the Arts has compiled a list of the best caterers in Boston for its exclusive catering list. Your selection from this list ensures that you will have the highest quality food and beverage service for your guests.

Each event is unique, so Boston Center for the Arts tailors event proposals to the individual organization. We invite you to visit our space to experience the Cyclorama first hand.  Schedule your site visit by emailing cycloramasales@bostonarts.org.

Ideal for:

  • Marketing Launches
  • Weddings
  • Conferences/Workshops
  • Concerts
  • Seated Dinners
  • Trade Shows
  • Art and Craft Fairs
  • Receptions
  • Art Installations
  • Performances
  • Dance Presentations 

Amenities:

  • Handicap Accessible
  • Fantastic Exclusive Caterers
  • Flexible Configuration  
  • House Lighting Package
  • In house Rental Packages
  • Use of a scissor lift
  • 16’ x 24’ Stage
  • Security
  • Cleaning

Past Clients Include:

Amazon Robotics
AIDS Action Committee
Apple
Bread and Puppet Theater
Boston Lyric Opera
Boston International Fine Art Show
BUST Magazine
Celebrity Series of Boston
Ellis Memorial
Facebook
Fidelity Financial Services
Frito-Lay
Gilt Groupe
Google
Harvard University
Hermès
Huntington Theatre Company
Instagram
Louis Vuitton
Macallan Scotch
MIT
MSPCA
MTV
NARAL
NIKE
Panera Bread
Phantom Gourmet
Renegade Craft Fair
Rosie’s Place
Shawmut Design and Construction
Society of Arts + Crafts
UNICEF
United States Ski and Snowboard Team
Uber