The arts have a unique ability to teach and to encourage communication. They challenge our thinking, touch our hearts, and connect us through collaborative action. Whether it is reflecting upon the impact of the arts, or participating in the act of creation, artistic activities exercise the critical and aesthetic thought processes that we value so highly. Participation in art and performance promotes a sense of community and empathy with the human condition. It connects us all. Artistic pursuits are essential to the formation of the whole person and fundamental to a university environment.

Enjoy a Show

Explore our 591-seat venue for productions, performances, lectures, and discussions.

Online Box Office

Find an Event

Find event listings for all campus concerts, theater and dance performances, film screenings, lectures, and art exhibitions.

Arts Calendar

See an Exhibit

Our campus museum is renowned for its interdisciplinary exhibitions from all periods and cultures.

McMullen Museum

The 21st Annual Arts Festival

The 2019 Boston College Arts Festival will take place Thursday, April 25–Saturday, April 27, 2019.

New collaborations for the 2019 Arts Festival

In a collaboration with the Provost and Dean of Faculties and the Vice Provost for Research, this year’s festival features events on the processes of creative innovation: through design thinking, 3D prototyping, and storytelling. Among these events is Stories by (Design + Thinking) @BC, a storytelling ‘fireside chat’ of innovative projects and ongoing initiatives at Boston College using design thinking.

Thursday, April 25: Design Swarms: BC students will take part in an extreme-lean approach used to create innovative solutions to social challenges. This process has been used to address such issues as homelessness, crises faced by refugees, and disaster relief. The final Design Swarms poster will be on view in the O’Neill Plaza Tent. Prior registration required for participation.

Thursday, April 25, 6–8 p.m.: Stories by (Design + Thinking) @BC: A storytelling ‘fireside chat’ in seven-minute stories based on innovative projects and ongoing initiatives at Boston College using design thinking. Featuring stories from BC’s Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Connell School of Nursing, School of Social Work, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, and more. Light refreshments served following the storytelling. Gasson Hall, Room 100.

Friday, April 26, Time 12–3: MAKE: Rapid Visualization and Prototyping: A workshop demonstrating art and design techniques for prototyping ideas. Devlin Hall, 4th Floor.

Friday, April 26, Time 12–3: MAKE: 3D Digital Fabrication: A session demonstrating prototyping through 3D Printing and Digital Laser Cutting. Devlin Hall, 4th Floor.


View the entire Arts Festival schedule here.

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Celebrate the Arts

Join the Boston College Arts Council in celebrating the arts on campus. The entire Boston College community is welcome and encouraged to get involved.

Join the Boston College Arts Council in celebrating the arts at BC. Check the University Event Calendar to learn about all of the upcoming events, or sign up to receive our semester printed arts calendar by emailing

Follow us on social media to see what is happening in the arts at BC. Plus, make sure to check out the spotlight events accross campus this semester by signing up for the BC Arts Council newsletter.