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School of Arts and Social Justice:

Starting April 23rd, Make Shift will be hosting online classes each Thursday at 7pm! Class topics include poetry, music, mutual aid/direct action training, and basic education on racism, trans awareness, disability justice, and fatphobia. Each class will be taught by a community member or organization with strong ties to Make Shift or the citizens of  Greater Boston. Classes will be donation-based with half of the profits going directly to the facilitator and half going to Make Shift’s operational costs. Interested in teaching a class? Fill out our proposal form!!

April 30th: Queer Poetics Through Quarantine with Claire Lord

May 7th: Radical Theory Made Accessible with Lennox Orion

May 14th: Staying Connected, Mindful Arts with Abby Neale

May 21st: Social Justice Filmmaking with Elliot Higger

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, Our rental program is  currently on hold.

Weekday Special!

Discounted rentals are available on weekdays between 9am and 5pm at a sliding scale of $20-50/hour! Please note that the discount program is contingent on availability of our events coordinator and volunteers. Great option for recording sessions, client meetings, or artist studio time, or musician practice/teaching time. Please allow a week to process these requests. You can view our expanded rental availability here!

Photo by Stephanie Houten Featuring Red Sage Stories

Rent Space

Make Shift Boston is a great space to host a wide range of events including film screenings, parties, concerts, workshops, meetings, classes, fundraisers, theater events, and more. Our space is centrally located near both the Orange and Green MBTA lines, and is fully wheelchair accessible with an accessible bathroom.

We have capacity for up to 150 people. Your rental includes use of a projector and screen with option to rent a PA (sound system) at an additional cost of $150. Event rentals help us keep our space open as a resource for Boston’s social justice and arts communities.

For rentals, we charge a sliding scale  $50-100/hour. We strive to make the space affordable for a wide range of groups, so if our rates out of your budget, get in touch. We also offer discounts for weekly or monthly recurring events on a case by case basis. Make Shift Boston members can host events in our space for free anytime they want, so if you’re looking to host events regularly, consider becoming a member!

Book an event here!,

If you have questions please visit our FAQ’s page. If you can’t find the answer, please contact the Events Coordinator:

If Make Shift Boston is not available, please consider renting at these other community-oriented event venues:

The City School

Community Church of Boston

The Democracy Center 

The Dorchester Art Project

Arts at the Armory

Dudley Cafe

Lucy Parsons Center