Awards and Recognition

A Best Practice Nonprofit Organization

The Boch Center has been cited as a best practice institution for featuring award-winning programs and organizational practices onstage and off. The following is a sampling of how the Boch Center has been recognized in the last few years.


  MNN logo Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Excellence Award Finalist - ArtWeek 2019 & 2016
 NEA logo National Council On The Arts / NEA Spotlight - 2019
  Pollstar Logo

Pollstar Top 200 Theatre Venues 2019


 Boston Parents Paper Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite 2019 - Best Live Theatre
   Charity Navigator 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 
 Trip Advisor TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence
 Tripadvisor Trip Expert 2017 Experts' Choice Award
 Arts Learning American Alliance for Theatre & Education’s 2016 Ann Flagg Multicultural Award, City Spotlights Leadership Program
 Arts Learning Venue’s Today’s #1 2016 Ticketed Event < 2,000 Seats
 Arts Learning Arts Learning’s Outstanding Arts Collaborative Award, SpectrumBoston
 Arts Learning Arts Learning’s Outstanding Corporate Support of the Arts Award, Target Arts Program
 Billboard Billboard Magazine’s #7 Top Gross Billing Venue <5,000 Seats
 Boston Business Journal Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Citizen Award for Arts Partner of the Year’s A-List Awards’ Best Performing Arts Center
 50 on Fire BostonInno 50 on Fire Finalist Audience Award’s Favorite (multiples)
 Chinatown Neighborhood Center A Friends of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Award
 Improper Improper Bostonian’s Boston's Best Venue
 IRNEs Independent Reviewers of New England’s Best (multiples)
 Balanced Scorecard Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy
 President's Committee President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ Coming Up Taller Award, Express Yourself
 Rosoff 2014 The Ad Club’s Nonprofit Rosoff Award for Diversity
 Webaward 2011 WebAwards’ Non-Profit Standard of Excellence,
 Tripadvisor TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence

Conferences: Association of Fundraising Professionals, BoardSource 25th Anniversary Conference, Boston Centers for Youth and Families Academy (multiple), Bridgespan’s Chief Operating Officers, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, National American Alliance for Theatre and Education and Association for Theatre in Higher Education, OperaAmerica National, Performing Arts Center Consortium, Strategy Management Balanced Scorecard Conference (multiple)
Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Boston Arts Academy Panels and workshops (multiple), Boston University Arts Administration Program (multiple), Dartmouth/Tuck School of Business (multiple), Endicott College, Harvard University, JFK School of Government/Harvard University, Lesley College

Americans for the Arts, Creative Innovation Series, Taking it to the Streets: ArtWeek
American Alliance for Theatre & Education's Incite Insight Magazine, Boston Teens Take Theatre to the Streets
Association of Performing Arts Presenters’Inside Arts Magazine, Citi Planning
Boston Business Journal, Nonprofit boards and the diversity challenge
Boston Globe, Music class lifts teen from life of silence
Bridgespan featured articles:
The Case for a Generalist: A Nonprofits's MVP
Insider Tips to Nonprofit Interviewing Success
Board Matchmaking
Evaluations for All: Even the CEO Deserves a Report Card
Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Case Study, Citi Performing Arts Center & the Balanced Scorecard
Guidestar and Bridgespan featured article and case study, Extreme Board Makeover
Survey Monkey, Building a Stronger Nonprofit with Help from SurveyMonkey

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Awards and Recognition


Since 2009, the Boch Center has been cited as a best practice institution for featuring award-winning programs onstage and off.

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