Outside the Box (OTB), Boston’s largest performing arts festival, runs July 13th through the 17th on the Boston Common. This year, OTB is working with the Mass Cultural Council towards developing our audience services to make them more accessible and visible. Our goal is full access, but this year is our starting point. Please let us know how we can do better and what would be helpful for you. Email us your feedback at access@otbboston.com and help us improve every year!. This festival is for everyone and your input will help make full equity possible!

These videos are to help patrons understand OTB operations at the Boston Common during the Festival.


DIRECTIONS: How to get to OTB

Festival Schedule

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VISITOR SERVICES: at OTB

Festival Map

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: OTB on the Common:


For guests using The Ride, we suggest using a pickup/drop-off address of 0 Charles St, which is the Boston Common garage. There will be a sign at the corner of Boylston and Charles street designating the best spot.

Please be advised that our mobile app is not accessible for 2016. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that our volunteers and info stations will be able to assist you with any questions.

Open Captioning via StreamText will be available at the following performances in the Tremont Tent:

OperaHub: El Gato con Botas/Puss in Boots (intro only)
Valerie Tutson
Phunk Phenomenon
Rosalita's Puppets
Michael Franti & Spearhead

Marvelous Marvin
Johnny Blazes & the Pretty Boys
The Valerie Stephens Group: Four Women, a tribute to Nina Simone