The Christmas Revels
in Celebration of the Winter Solstice


Harvard University's Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA

PLEASE NOTE: While it appears that Harvard will reopen for students in the Fall in some capacity, there remains uncertainty about when Sanders Theatre might be available again for large group gatherings. At this time, we are proceeding with plans for a 50th Christmas Revels in Sanders this December, but we recognize this may not be possible. We remain in close communication with Harvard on this issue, and we will keep you informed about any decisions as they are made.

Read the 2019 Reviews

PERFORMANCE LENGTH: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15 minute Intermission


Sanders Theatre/Memorial Hall is located at 45 Quincy Street, near the corner of Oxford and Kirkland Street and is accessible by bus and by T (Harvard Square on the Red Line).  It is 5 minute walk from Harvard Square. Directions to Sanders Theatre.


FREE PARKING at the Broadway Garage!

FREE PARKING is available for Revels patrons at the nearby Broadway Garage (7 Felton Street), an above ground garage.  Just say "I'm going to the Revels!"  Felton Street is accessible from Cambridge Street. The Broadway Garage opens one hour before the performance until one hour after.

In the event that the Broadway Garage should fill, overflow parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage (52 Oxford Street), a below ground garage (entrance opposite Everett Street, at a traffic light).


Revels very rarely cancels performances due to weather related reasons. Please assume the event will go on as scheduled. Sanders Theatre is conveniently accessible by public transportation from most directions in Greater Boston and free covered parking is available to ticket holders.

In the highly unlikely event a performance is cancelled, the decision will be communicated no later than noon (10am for days with 1pm matinees) on the day of the event(s). Notice will be provided here and by recorded message at 617-972-8300. Notice will also be provided by the Harvard Box Office per their policies. If a cancellation occurs, further information will be provided to ticket holders which may include options for exchanging tickets for a future performance on a space-available basis, donating the value of unused tickets for charitable donation credit, or refund according to Harvard Box Office policies.


There is no accessible parking at Sanders Theatre itself.  Patrons may be dropped off in the circular drive off of Kirkland Street.  Drivers should proceed to the Broadway Garage or 52 Oxford Street lot.  A limited number of accessible parking spaces may be available in nearby lots.  To arrange for an accessible parking space in advance  please contact:

The Harvard University Parking Office: 617-495-3772 and/or

University Disability Services: 617-495-1859 or 



Food Drive:

PLEASE NOTE: Revels will be collecting food for The Greater Boston Food Bank. Donations can be brought to the product table in the lobby during The Christmas Revels. The Food Bank accepts non-perishable, dried or canned foods, grains, cereals, pastas, etc. For a full list of their most desired food items and their general guidelines, go here. Thank you in advance for your generosity!



The area around Harvard Square (near Sanders Theatre) offers a number of lodging and dining options to suit just about every palate and pocketbook.

Restaurants We Love:

The official restaurant partner of The Christmas Revels!
91 Winthrop Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Show your ticket and receive 15% off your meal! (excludes alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity)

Grafton Street Pub & Grill
Dinner and drinks just steps away from the theater
1230 Mass Avenue, Harvard Square, Cambridge 

Grendel's Den
Eat, Drink, Be Merry!
89 Winthrop Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge 

Harvard Square's best kept secret
16 Garden Street, Cambridge


Great Places to Stay:

Irving House at Harvard - A Revels sponsor and a great B&B!
Friendly accommodations in the heart of Cambridge
24 Irving Street, Cambridge 

Harding House
Charming comfort; Cambridge Convenience
288 Harvard Street, Cambridge

The Charles Hotel 
Home of Henrietta's Table
One Bennett Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge 

Sheraton Commander Hotel
AAA-Three Diamond rated hotel adjacent to Harvard Square
16 Garden Street, Cambridge