Performing Arts Center of MetroWest Moving To New Home This Week

FRAMINGHAM – After more than 2 decades at its Danforth Building home, the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest is moving to its new home at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church this week.

In May, the Town of Framingham informed the tenants of the Danforth Building that the building’s boiler was no longer functional, and the state would not renew the permit, and thus there would be no heat in the building. Framingham Source was the first media outlet to publish the news.

The last day for lessons and classes at the 140 Pearl St location (Danforth Building) will be Thursday, October 6, 2016.

In mid-August, the 34-year-old organization announced it has found a new home for its programming at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Framingham.

After evaluating 15 potential interim locations, the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) formed a partnership with the Maple Street Church for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of three years, said Director Mary Opanasets.

St. Andrew’s is a suitable interim location for PAC’s many programs, as there are eight studio spaces for private lessons and two large group rehearsal areas, said Opanasets. The new St. Andrew’s location actually provided more lesson space than what PAC had in the Danforth, said Opanasets, back in August.

The first day for lessons and classes at St. Andrew’s, 3 Maple St, Framingham will be Friday, October 7, 2016.

PAC will be closed October 8-12, 2016 in observance of the Columbus Day and Yom Kippur holidays.

Lessons and classes will resume at St. Andrew’s on Thursday, October 13.

PAC will retain the same website:, email: and main phone number: 508-875-5554.

All classes, programs, and productions will continue to run.

PAC is also looking for volunteers to help with move day on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and donations to help cover extra operational expenses associated with the move. The organization has set up a GoFundme to raise $25,000. Click here to donate.

If you wish to volunteer to help PAC any day this week, please call 508-875-5554.



Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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