Fort Point Theatre Channel performs at venues throughout the Fort Point community and in Boston. Many of our events take place at or near Midway Studios at 15 Channel Center Street in Fort Point.
Hidden Faces of Courage takes place at 50 Melcher Street, near the corner of A Street.
Direction to Melcher Street from South Station
Head east on Summer Street (away from downtown Boston). As soon as you cross the channel, turn right on Melcher Street. Melcher Street soon swings left and ends at A Street.
Summer Street passes over A Street on a bridge but they do not connect. If you are walking, use the stairs where Summer Street crosses A Street. By car, use Melcher Street (or Congress Street) to get to A Street.
Directions to Channel Center Street
Channel Center Street is an alley parallel to A Street and behind 215 A Street/10-30 Channel Center Street. It is two blocks long, from Binford Street to Iron Street.
If you are using an old map, Channel Center Street was formerly 24-38 Midway Street. You are NOT looking for Channel Street if you are using a map, GPS, Google Maps, etc. And the rear of 10-30 Channel Center Street was formerly 215 A Street.
Melcher Street is less than 10 minutes away from South Station by foot. See directions above. You can also take the #11 bus from South Station and get off at the first stop, at A Street.
To get to Channel Center Street, see the directions above to get to the corner on Melcher Street and A Street. Turn right onto A Street. Go about three blocks to Binford Street and turn left. Go 50 feet to Channel Center Street and turn right. Or take the #11 bus to the Mt. Washington stop, which is a few feet past Binford Street.
Walking or Driving via Congress Street
Take Congress Street east from downtown Boston.
Cross Fort Point Channel on the Congress Street Bridge and pass the Children's Museum on your left. At A Street, go right. Go down A Street. See directions above.
Parking near Melcher Street
The parking LOT on Necco Street is open late. $8 after 5 pm on weekdays. $5 on weekends anytime.
The parking GARAGE on Necco Street is open till 10 pm. $5 on weekends. $19 maximum (after about 2 hours) on weekdays.
Note that Necco Street curves between Melcher Street and A Street and is not the same as Necco Court (an alley).
Parking can be confusing due to resident-only signs in many places. Observe these; not only is this our home, but ticketing is frequent.
In general, the east side of A Street (away from Boston) is resident-only parking. Parking is okay on the west side between Melcher and Necco Street on Saturdays and Sundays.
The south side of Melcher Street is always resident only. There are a few meters on the north side (free at night).
There are a few metered spaces (free at night) on Congress Street and Summer Street. Check the signs on which metered spaces become resident-only at night.