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Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Huntington engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community; and we celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.

Our Core Company Values

Artistic Excellence
We collaborate to create an atmosphere that empowers artists to do their finest work. Our rigorous standards reflect our commitment to excellence in every area of production. We take pride in our outstanding track record of artists who want to return, and we cultivate an audience that expects to be challenged. The work we do thrills us, too.


We aspire to work as a team within and between departments. We respect our co-workers’ time and resources by striving to meet deadlines.


Our role in the local theatre ecosystem is vital to the city of Boston. We provide resources for and host many organizations at each of our theatres. The people we meet before work and after a performance, the students who see a matinee, and the businesses and theatre companies around us, are all part of our family.


We are committed to an environment that fosters inclusion and honesty, and reflects our community. We respect varied backgrounds and work and life experiences. We pursue programs that attract under-represented talent, and we celebrate and hire artists and professionals from Boston, the nation, and the world.


We are proud of our deep ties to the local community, and our programs in area schools reach over 30,000 students each year. We reach an economically and ethnically diverse audience, and we are committed to full accessibility.


Financial Responsibility
We honor our audience and Board by being responsible with our finances, and we create beautiful theatre with elegance and economy.


Radical Hospitality
We will go above and beyond to make everyone who works with us feel welcomed, supported, and challenged to do their best work.


All great work is nurtured in an atmosphere of civility and mutual respect. Harmonious and collaborative rehearsal rooms, production shops, and office spaces are our priority. We value physical safety and a supportive and fun work environment.