Our History

pcgCompleted in 1854, the Jonas Chickering Pianoforte was the second largest building in the world, after the United States Capitol, and the first to combine all aspects of the manufacturing of pianos under one roof.



Click here to learn about the history of The Piano Craft Guild




The theatre at the Piano Craft Guild has had many names throughout the years: The Beau Jest Moving Theatre, Threshold Theatre, and most recently Devanaughn Theatre.  It has always remained a popular and affordable choice for fringe theatre companies in Boston to produce some very impressive works, classics as well as originals.  This remains our mission today.

 The Factory Theatre is a 49 seat Black Box Theatre, with high ceilings and beautiful exposed bricks.  To learn more about the shows being produced at The Factory Theatre, please click Upcoming Shows.  To learn about renting The Factory Theatre for your production, rehearsals, or auditions, please click Rentals.

The Factory Theatre is located in Boston’s historic South End, near the intersection of Mass Ave. and Tremont St.  The entrance is through the parking lot on Northampton St, between Tremont St. and Columbus Ave.

The history of Boston’s South End is rich with culture and is home to one of the most diverse populations in Boston.  On every corner you can see elegant Victorian brick row houses, fine dining establishments, and evidence of the abundance of artists.  Come see for yourself!