Founded in 1979 and finding it’s home in an abandoned fire station at 442 Bunker Hill Street, The Charlestown Working Theater has been a staple of its community for 42 years.

In the early 1990’s, the artistic direction of the Charlestown Working Theater was taken over by Jennifer Johnson and Kristin Johnson and John Peitso who have worked to cultivate original productions, produce the work of other artists and companies, and engage heavily with the Charlestown community. The Charlestown Working Theater has cultivated a space for the younger generation to explore art, self expression, and creativity largely free of charge and provides event and performance spaces to the artists that need it.