NEC's Plimpton Shattuck Black Box

255 St. Botolph Street, Boston

Plan Your Visit

New England Conservatory’s Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre is an intimate, flexible space in the Student Life & Performance Center at 255 St. Botolph Street, just around the corner from Jordan Hall.

Detailed parking information is available below.

For more information about NEC's Bag Search Policy, please follow the "NEC Box Office & Policies" link below.

To ensure you are on time for the performance, please arrive early. Specific information about when doors will open for your event will be sent in your pre-show email. Due to the layout of NEC's Plimpton Shattuck Black Box, there will be no late seating for performances in this venue.


wheelchair icon  The Black Box is a fully accessible venue. The entrance is on St. Botolph, with stairs and a ramp available. Upon entry, a set of stairs is required to reach the venue on the bottom floor. An elevator from the main entrance brings you down to the entrance to the black box. All seats in row E are fully accessible for patrons with access needs. Rows D-A require going down a few steps, and rows F-J require going up a few steps. There is only a small step to get to rows F or D, but there are no railings. 

asl access icon  The Celebrity Series of Boston offers sign language interpretation upon request. Requests for sign language interpreters must be received at least four weeks prior to the event by contacting Celebrity Series at 617-482-2595 or All requests are subject to the availability of an interpreter and provided at the discretion of the management.

question mark icon   For more Accessibility information on this venue, please contact the Celebrity Series box office at 617-482-6661, or or visit our Accessibility page.

Street View


Limited metered parking is available on the streets surrounding NEC's Jordan Hall. Below is information on nearby parking garages as well.

Celebrity Series is not affiliated with these parking options, and parking rates and availability are subject to change.

Christian Science Plaza Parking
235 Huntington Avenue
Phone: (857) 265-3351
Evening Rate (weekdays after 5pm): $15
Event Rate: $25

Gainsborough Garage
10 Gainsborough Street
Phone: (617) 262-9851
Evening Rate (weekdays after 4pm): $18
Event Rate: $27

Prudential Center Garage
800 Boylston Street
Phone: (617) 236-3100
Evening Rate (daily after 5pm): $20 flat fee with validated ticket
Event Rate: $18

Customer may receive special event validation at the Customer Service Desk in Center Court or at the garage office on the P2 level upon presenting their event ticket stub.

Westland Avenue Garage
35 Westland Avenue
Phone: (617) 437-7328
Evening Rate: Not Listed
Event Rate: $30

Please note that in general event rates will supersede listed evening rates.


Celebrity Series Box Office

Walk-ins are unavailable at this time.
Business Hours: Monday-Friday10am-4pm
(617) 482-6661
(617) 598-3291

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