Boston's leading professional theatre company since 1982 and recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's 2013 Best of Boston award, the Huntington Theatre Company is Boston's leading professional theatre and one of the region's premiere cultural assets. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form.
The Huntington brings together world-class theatre artists from Boston, Broadway, and beyond with the most promising new talent to create eclectic seasons of exciting new works and classics made current. A national leader in the development of new plays, the Huntington has produced more than 100 New England, American, or world premiere to date. It supports local writers through its new playwright-in-residency and the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program, the cornerstones of its new work activities.
Through a diverse and impacting range of nationally renowned education and community programs, the Huntington serves 33,000 young people and underserved audiences each year.
The Huntington opened the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in 2004 as a home for its new works activities and to provide a much-needed resource for the local theatre community. The Huntington is a catalyst for the growth of Boston's emerging performing arts organizations by providing first-class facilities at the Calderwood Pavilion and audience services at significantly subsidized rates to dozens of them each year.
The Huntington was founded in 1982 by Boston University due to the vision and leadership of President John Silber and Vice President Gerald Gross and was separately incorporated as an independent non-profit in 1986. Its two prior artistic leaders were Peter Altman (1982-2000) and Nicholas Martin (2000-2008). In the past 31 years, the Huntington has played to an audience of 3.5 million, presented over 192 plays (16 of which went to Broadway or Off Broadway), and served over 450,000 students.