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Directions and Parking

The Brattle Theatre is located in Brattle Hall at 40 Brattle Street just one block from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line T stop. We are located between Eastern Mountain Sports and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe, Casablanca Restaurant, and Harvard Square Optical, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for our sidewalk poster case and marquee.

On-Street Parking

Metered parking spaces are available throughout Harvard Square, however spaces are limited and competition for them can be difficult and time consuming. We recommend use of public transportation when possible, or choose one of the discount parking garages above.

Validated Parking Garages

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Have your parking ticket validated at our box office to receive a discount on parking rates at these participating garages:

Charles Square Garage

At the Charles Hotel, 5 Bennett Street, Cambridge
Contact the garage at 617 491-0298 for current rates and hours of operation, or visit

University Place Garage

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge
$2 Discount with box office validation. Contact the garage at 617 491-0801 for current rates and hours of operation.
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Non-Validated Parking Garages

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Public Transit

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By Bus

Harvard Square can be reached by a number of MBTA bus routes from Allston-Brighton, Arlington, Belmont, Somerville, and Watertown. to learn more.


Take the MBTA Red Line to the Harvard Square stop. Use the Brattle Street exit through the bus way. When you reach the top of the stairs you will see Brattle Street ahead to the right. The Brattle Theatre is the second building on the left side of the street, next to Wainwright Bank and Eastern Mountain Sports.

*Accessible Route from Subway

Take the MBTA red line to the Harvard Square stop. Use the central elevator adjacent to the Dunkin Donuts kiosk (or the new Brattle Square elevator in the busway) to reach street level (see for system-wide accessibility updates).

At ground level, cross the street toward the corner newsstand/Harvard Coop and bear left down Brattle Street. Continue down one block to the corner opposite Eastern Mountain Sports. You will need to cross Brattle Street at the corner in front of Eastern Mountain Sports as this is the only curb cut before you reach the theatre. After crossing, continue to the right of Eastern Mountain Sports, where you should see our sidewalk marquee. The Brattle Theatre shares the building with Casablanca Restaurant, Algiers Cafe, and Harvard Square Optical.

Use the walkway on the left side of the building and follow the ramp toward the rear where it will switch back toward the box office window and our elevator entrance. The manager on duty will assist you in using our elevator to access the theatre.

We encourage you to contact us or call 617 876-6838 ahead of your visit if you or your guest require special assistance.

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