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The area surrounding the Wellesley Repertory Theatre’s Alumnae Hall is picturesque and worth exploring either before or after the show. Here are our recommendations:
- Stroll around Lake Waban at Wellesley College. Walking path begins behind the theatre and is often hiked by students and locals alike due to its beauty: features a glorious lake with swans and canoes, forests, gardens…the list goes on.
- Visit Wellesley College Botanical Gardens. Known by many students as Wellesley’s “Secret Garden” – as in the famous children’s book, the garden is especially lush with flowers and wildlife during the period of our summer show. It is located between the dorm Munger and our Science Center.
- Explore another form of art at the Davis Museum. The college art museum features a wide-range of artwork from many different periods. Must see: the Jackson Pollack and Monet. The museum has no fee for entry and is open Tuesday thru Sunday 11 – 5.
Dinner and a show is a popular night-on-the-town plan. Here are our favorite nearby restaurants.
- Blue Ginger, the original restaurant of Chef Ming Tsai, which serves “East-West cuisine”
- Juniper serves Mediterranean dishes in a “quirky” atmosphere. Reservations only available for parties of 8 or more.
- Bocado Tapas & Wine Bar: Spanish food and drink.
- Cafe Mangal, the “Best of Boston” Turkish BYOB.
- Alta Strada is a cozy Italian restaurant within close proximity to the theatre.
The theatre is located inside Alumnae Hall of Wellesley College. If you type 21 Wellesley College Road into GPS, it will take you to a very modern building with a circular driveway. Drive down the circular drive and you will see another building across from a parking garage (where you are recommended to park). That is Alumnae Hall. Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre is on level one.