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The Newton Cultural Alliance is a nonprofit arts & culture umbrella organization in Newton, MA, supporting more than 30 member organizations. Our mission is to promote, enhance, and sustain arts & culture through advocacy, economic development, and collaborative facilities with community creative programming.


Your Safety is our First Concern!

At the Allen Center, the NCA is first and foremost concerned about the safety of our space for our artists and guests.  All NCA staff, volunteers, and participating member organizations and their artists are fully vaccinated.  Our new and cutting edge Allen Center geothermal HVAC and air circulation system provides the ongoing steady flow of fresh air into the lobbies, performance, and gathering spaces of the facility.


The Allen Center requires all guests to provide proof of vaccination upon entry into the building and to wear masks indoors at all times.  Our artists, in keeping with the Mayor's order, are permitted to perform without masks so long as they are 6 feet from the audience.  The seating capacity at the Allen Center is 120 as registered with the city, however, for our Fall 2021 performances we are limiting the audience to 40 people.  All seats will be a minimum of 2 feet distanced from the next person.

Arts & Culture Highlights


Zamir Chorale Shares a Virtual Concert

Zamir Chorale of Boston has shared their virtual concert and conversation Kolot Nashim: Jewish Music By Women Composers, a year-long program celebrating the many roles of women in Jewish music. Part I can be watched here. Part II includes interviews with composers Achinoam Nini (aka Noa), with a new performance of her and Mira Awad’s “There Must Be Another Way”; Elena Kats-Chernin (Sydney, Australia), with a US premiere performance of her Psalm 23; and more beautiful music.


Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra's Salon 3

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Pro Arte’s Salon Series presents an opportunity for members of the orchestra to showcase their craft in various chamber groups, performing a variety of exciting works.

Salon 3 will take place at the Allen Center on Sunday, February 13 at 3:00 pm. It will feature one of Pro Arte's regular string quartets along with the Janelle Gillchrist Dance Troupe, creating an interdisciplinary exploration of Wynton Marsalis's first string quartet.

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NCA Adds New Membership Levels

Now is the perfect time to join NCA! Along with our NCA Nonprofit Organization Membership, we are now offering two new membership levels: Individual Creative Membership and Business Arts & Culture Partner. NCA is Newton's key advocate for arts & culture in  the city of Newton. An NCA membership is your door to accessing an array of benefits, increasing your presence in the community, and making connections with organizations, individuals, and local businesses that support arts & culture in Newton. Join us!

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