The Rockwell hosts shows ranging from Shakespeare to burlesque to local music.

The Rockwell is located in Davis Square, a hotbed of nightlife, outdoor markets, and arts-centric events, in Somerville, Massachusetts, which has more artists per capita than any other city in the United States barring New York City. Located just steps away from The Davis Square “T” (subway) station. Formerly The Davis Square Theatre and Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway, the basement-level theater resembles a black box theater. Accommodating up to 175 people, it is an intimate space that plays host to over 500 performances annually.

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INFORMATION FOR PATRONS

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THE ROCKWELL HISTORY

over the years

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  • 1985

    An Idea is Born

    An Idea is Born

    November 1, 1985
    Boston Baked Theatre (BBT) seeks to build a performance theater…
  • 1987

    Boston Baked Theatre Opens

    Boston Baked Theatre Opens

    November 1, 1987
  • 1993

    Boston Baked Theatre Closes – Various Groups Operate Theatre

    Boston Baked Theatre Closes – Various Groups Operate Theatre

    November 1, 1993
  • 2002

    Jimmy Tingle opens “Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway” producing his own shows in the theater

    Jimmy Tingle opens “Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway” producing his own shows in the theater

    November 1, 2002
  • 2007

    Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Closes

    Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Closes

    November 1, 2007
  • 2010

    Ken Kelly Leases the Theater and Construction Begins for Foundry on Elm While the Theater is Dark

    Ken Kelly Leases the Theater and Construction Begins for Foundry on Elm While the Theater is Dark

    November 1, 2010
  • 2011

    Saloon is Built and Opens Next Door to the Theater

    Saloon is Built and Opens Next Door to the Theater

    November 1, 2011
  • 2012

    The Theater Reopens as “The Davis Square Theatre”

    The Theater Reopens as “The Davis Square Theatre”

    November 1, 2012
  • 2016

    The Theater Rebrands as “The Rockwell”

    The Theater Rebrands as “The Rockwell”

    November 1, 2016

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