General Festival Information

ARTS FIRST Logo Green 2019In 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
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 75 Mt. Auburn St.

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. Clover in the Science Center is open at 9 am daily. Jenny's Cafe at the Harvard Art Museums is open 10 am-4 pm daily. Also, enjoy the many restaurant options in the Smith Campus Center and around Harvard Square.

Restrooms: Located on the first floor of the Smith Campus Center and 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, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. Phone and walk-up sales, 617.496.2222, 12–6 pm, Tuesday–Sunday; or at boxoffice.harvard.edu 
  • 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 2019 T-shirts on sale at the Harvard Box Office, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave. 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, May 3, 4-10 pm, Saturday, May 4, 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, May 5, 10 am-10 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.