Logistics for the Chocolate Pavilion

Location

The Chocolate Pavilion will be held at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, located at 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116.

Event layout

The Pavilion will occupy the entire Cyclorama facility. A general admissions ticket entitles you access to:

  • Vendor area, where approximtely 40 chocolate and pastry vendors will be exhibiting and sharing samples
  • Live art demonstrations from a molinillo master and local sweets-focused painter
  • A café with free Blue Bottle coffee, tea, and chocolate beverages and Polar Seltzer drinks to pair with your favorite Pavilion finds
  • Chocolate Sensorium, with educational fun for the whole family

Education program tickets will be available for specific workshops and lectures taking place from September 28th through October 13th. Purchase of certain education program tickets grant full general admissions ticket privileges at the Cyclorama.

Click here for a downloadable version of this venue map.

Getting here

Public Transportation

The Boston Center for the Arts is easily accessible by public transportation.

MBTA Orange Line to Back Bay Station: Take the Clarendon Street exit and walk with traffic (Clarendon Street is one-way). Walk approximately 500 yards to Tremont Street. Take a left onto Tremont Street. The BCA is on the first block on the left.

MBTA Green Line to Copley: Continue along Boylston Street with traffic (Boylston Street is one-way). Take a right onto Clarendon Street and walk approximately 750 yards to Tremont Street. Take a left onto Tremont Street. The BCA is on the first block on the left.

MBTA Silver Line SL4 & SL5: Exit at either East Berkeley Street or Union Park. Walk towards Tremont Street by following the direction of traffic on either Berkeley or Union Park. From Berkeley, turn left onto Tremont; from Union Park turn right onto Tremont.

MBTA Bus #43: Bus route 43 travels along Tremont Street between Ruggles, on the Orange line, and Park Street, on the Green and Red lines. Click here for the MBTA map of bus route 43. Boston Center for the Arts is located between the Tremont Street at East Berkeley Street and Tremont Street at Waltham Street stops.

Parking

On-street parking is very limited in the immediate area.

Atelier 505 Parking Garage: Located under the Calderwood Pavilion. Enter on Warren Ave, at the rear of the building.

Garage @ 100 Clarendon Street: Located on Clarendon Street between Stuart Street and Columbus Ave, just before Back Bay Station. Visit the 100 Clarendon website for information on current rates.

Corner of Shawmut and East Berkeley Streets

Open Lots on Berkeley: There are two open parking lots on Berkeley Street at Columbus Avenue. Open until 10pm.

Accessibility

Mobility: The building is wheelchair accessible with an elevator and bathroom.

Sight: There will be a number of things to explore by touch, smell, and taste at the Festival.

Hearing: Although there is much to see, touch, and taste, Festival programming will unfortunately not be Sign Language interpreted.

On the day of the Pavilion, the space will be relatively crowded and certain activities may as a result be only partially accessible.