General Festival Information

Arts First Logo Blue 2018Read the ARTS FIRST Festival guide online
View the Map of ARTS FIRST locations online

In case of emergency, call 617.495.1212
Harvard University Police
1033 Massachusetts Ave.

In case of medical emergency, call 617.495.5711
University Health Services
M-F: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM 75 Mt. Auburn St.
M-F after hours & Sat-Sun: Pound Hall, 1563 Mass. Ave.

Emergency Phones: Throughout Harvard campus, emergency phones are designated with blue lights. Lifting the receiver will dial the University Police office automatically.

Lost & Found: 617.495.1783

Food: Food trucks will be on the Plaza throughout the day, all weekend. The Cafe at the Harvard Art Museums is open 10 am-4 pm daily. Also, enjoy the many restaurant options in and around Harvard Square.
On Sunday in Allston, enjoy food trucks in The Grove (167 Western Ave.).

Restrooms: Located in the basements of the Science Center and Memorial Hall/ Sanders Theatre. In Allston, located inside the Harvard Ed Portal (224 Western Ave.).

Box Offices:

  • Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., Harvard Square. Phone and walk-up sales, 617.496.2222, 12–6 pm, Tuesday–Sunday; or at 
  • Harvard Box Office at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St. Opens at 5 pm on evening performance days, noon on matinee days. Closes 30 minutes after curtain. 
  • Loeb Drama Center Box Office, 64 Brattle St. Phone and walk-up sales, 617.547.8300; Tuesday–Sunday, 12–5 pm 
  • OBERON, 2 Arrow St. 617.547.8300; ticket office opens 1 hour before curtain (1/2 hour before curtain for The Donkey Show).

ARTS FIRST 2018 T-shirts on sale at the Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St. and Sanders Theatre box office.

Free parking for ARTS FIRST visitors: In Harvard’s Broadway Garage on Felton Street (off Cambridge St., near Cambridge Rindge and Latin School) during the following times: Friday, April 27, 4-10 PM and Saturday, April 28, 10 AM-6 PM. 

Other Parking Locations (for a fee):

  • Charles Hotel Garage, Bennett St.
  • Church Street Parking Lot, Church St.
  • Harvard Square Parking Garage, Eliot St.
  • University Place Parking, University Rd.