We Have Great Partners
The Gallery at Villageworks, West Acton
Many Fugitive Productions’ events take place in The Gallery at Villageworks. Located 20 miles west of Boston and Cambridge in West Acton Village, Villageworks is a growing community of independent retail, dining, wellness, learning, nonprofit, and professional businesses. It is organized around public lawns and courtyards, shared meeting spaces, and The Gallery, an intimate solar-powered event venue. It is served by on-street, off-street, and covered garage parking (view parking map) and has ADA elevator access. There’s plenty of bike parking for those who prefer to pedal. In the words of its creator and master planner, Villageworks “is a place to generate ideas, relationships, and energy!” True West Brewery and Acton Coffeehouse are both located in the building. True West provides the bar to many of our events. Acton Coffeehouse provide beverages and snacks for our Fugitive Stories events. Or stop by West Side Creamery, just a few doors down, for some scrumptious homemade ice cream and bring it on up.
Orange Door Kitchen, West Acton
Orange Door Kitchen, located in West Acton Village, around the corner from Villageworks, is a food-focused multi-use space designed to foster community, extend hospitality and promote sustainability. The space is beautifully designed — it feels more like a large, open living room/kitchen than a commercial venue. ODK rents licensed commercial kitchen space, co-working space, a camera-and-class-ready demo kitchen, and flexible dining and lounge space for pop-up culinary events. Enhanced by delicious small plates, full bar service, and gracious hosts, it makes for a more-than-welcoming space to present intimate performances.
We’re pretty darned excited to have found a great performance space with which to partner starting this fall. Sanctuary, a new event venue located in downtown Maynard, is bringing new life to an historic landmark. The space is located in a totally renovated 165-year-old church, complete with high ceilings, stained glass windows, and enormous wooden dance floor, providing a distinctive, elegant setting for performances and community events of all types. With a full lounge and stage with theatrical and nightclub lighting, Sanctuary provides an experience unique to the area — it is an adaptable space, offering a comfortable setting for an intimate gathering of 50 or can be reconfigured to accommodate an audience of up to 300 guests. A full-service restaurant will be opening early next year. Until then, Sanctuary has made arrangements with several local restaurant partners to service Fugitive events by delivering meals directly to the venue.
Kickstand Café, Arlington
Kickstand Café in Arlington center is the definition of a community gathering place. Their 100-plus-seat room is just plain friendly, as is their staff. The room is filled to capacity with mismatched, comfortable wooden chairs and tables. They serve great hot and cold beverages and have a fun, affordable menu of “comfort” foods. And they serve all their yummy stuff to our patrons before the show and at the break. There’s a good-sized parking lot in front of the building and street parking is both free and available on weekday evenings. For those of you in Arlington, it’s a nice destination for strolling or pedaling as it is just feet away from the rail trail.