Check out Our New Weekday Special!

In honor of the new year, we have expanded our hours to include options for rentals on weekdays between 9 and 5! We are very excited to offer these hours at a discounted fee 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!

Upcoming Events

February 15th from 1-4pm: Make Shift Boston Presents: Valentine’s Day?

A celebration of love for our communities and ourselves! Let’s get together, get to know one another, and make some art! This event aims to be queer-inclusive, ace-inclusive, poly-am inclusive and anti-capitalist. This is a SUBSTANCE FREE ASPIRING FRAGRANCE FREE event!

1:00pm Potluck lunch/community crafts/clothing swap

1:30pm Musical Instrument Speed Dating with Whole Tone Music Academy

2:00pm Collaborative Music and Storytelling Workshop with Petting Kazoo

2:45pm Expressions of love with Bright Light Slam

3:15pm Art share/poetry share/song share/seed share

February 15th at 8pm: HINGE: Solos and Duos

HINGE present an intimate evening of heavy-hitting solos and duos for electric guitar, saxophone, and percussion performed by Dan, Philipp, Matt, and 2019/20 UML intern/percussionist Samantha Bodo.

Per Bloland: Solis-EA
Osnat Netzer: Zwang und Zweifel
Christopher Cerrone: Double Happiness
Fausto Romitelli: Trash TV Trance
Sivan Cohen Elias: Riba



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