Welcome to the Charlestown Working Theater, where the power of theater meets the vibrancy of community.
Our theater was founded on the idea that a theater and a community can engage in a dialogue which results in creative, artistic expression, an exchange of ideas, and a deeper understanding of the people who make up the community. CWT has maintained this philosophy throughout its history and has remained dedicated to serving the cultural needs of Charlestown and greater Boston.
At the CWT, we strongly believe in the empowering quality of the arts. It is an essential part of our artistic mandate to offer free quality arts programming to the youth of Charlestown. The CWT’s Arts Programming for Children and Youth fulfills many of the theater’s goals by bringing the community together in a creative enterprise. By offering quality arts programming free of charge, we provide the opportunity for children and youth from differing backgrounds to come together in a nurturing and productive environment where creativity, mutuality, and responsibility are valued and encouraged.