This fall we will debut a collection of memorabilia from our 30 years of history here in Somerville to be displayed in our lobby and online in a new section of our website.
1985 – Boston Baked Theatre (BBT) seeks to build a performance theater in Boston and with Mayor Brune’s encouragement they lease space in the former Gorin Department Store basement at 255 Elm Street.
1987 – BBT open
1993 – BBT closes
1993 – Various groups operate the theater
2002 – Jimmy Tingle open’s Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway, producing his own shows in the theater.
2007 – Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway closes
2010 – Ken Kelly leases the theater and construction begins for Foundry on Elm while the theater is dark
2011 – Saloon is built and opens next door to the theater
2012 – The theater reopens as The Davis Square Theatre under Gabrielle Kuttner’s direction
2016 – The theater rebrands as The Rockwell under Damon Leibert’s direction
Talent that has graced our stage:
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
Justin Furstenfeld (Blue October)
Five for Fighting
Sarah Lee Huthrie & Johnny Irion