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Boston Phoenix Best of Boston 2010      Theatre@First is an all-volunteer community theatre based in Somerville, MA. Founded in 2003, we fill a vital niche in the vibrant Davis Square arts scene. We draw upon the talents and support of individuals and organizations throughout the community to provide opportunities for our participants and audiences to experience quality live theatre in a variety of local venues. For more about our recent history, see our In the Press page.
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Support Theatre@First!

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Theatre@First has launched its first IndieGogo campaign! We're asking our supporters to give $5000 to help us keep our ticket prices low and our theatrical ambitions high as we embark on our second decade of community theatre in Somerville. Please give generously and help us make the next ten years even better than the first!

Visit the IndieGoGo site to donate to T@F



Current Show

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself living in the world of Hamlet? When Rosencrantz & Guildenstern find themselves rushing toward Elsinore with the rules of probability playing funny tricks, they don't know which way is up! Celebrate T@F's 10th Anniversary with Tom Stoppard's wise and witty masterwork.

Performances: April 4 - 12, 2014



Auditions / Submissions

Somervaudeville 2014

Show tunes, storytelling, dancers, jugglers and more take the stage at Johnny D's for SomerVaudeVille! Theatre@First celebrates our 10th Anniversary with a night of spectacular local talent, assembled for your entertainment. Love banjo? You might be in luck! Hate it? Wait five minutes for something completely different and sure to surprise. Join us for a rambunctious evening of theatrical fun as Somerville brings out its best for you!

Act Submissions: due by April 4, 2014 - please fill out the form on the auditions page

Auditions: April 13-14, 2014 (for previously submitted acts only)

Performance: May 14, 2014




Bare Bones 14: Sunday on the Rocks

On a beautiful Sunday morning in mid-October, three housemates decide to have scotch for breakfast in this play by author of Spike Heels, The Family of Mann, and Loose Knit. As they drink, joke, and argue, it becomes clear how difficult it is to make a moral decision in an increasingly complex world.

Auditions: April 28, 2014

Performance: June 5, 2014



Theatre@First Merchandise

Love our shows? Want to take the memories home? You can visit the merchandise table at every Theatre@First show for a selection of T-shirts, copies of the Never After video and other fun favors. You can also purchase the custom script for the 2010 revival of The Margaret Ghost online at


Our Mission

The mission of Theatre@First is to work together to provide a fun, friendly, and creative theater experience for cast, crew, and audience alike. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, body type, age or disability. We encourage a supportive environment in which to work, play, grow, and explore new areas of the theatre arts. We offer affordable and eclectic performances to the community, aiming to surprise, delight, entertain, and educate our audiences.

Theatre@First is part of the Massachusetts Community Theatre Corporation, a non-profit arts organization recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)3.

Please visit our Subscription/Contribution page for more information about donating to Theatre@First. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Thank you.