Return to Wednesdays at the Cantab: Boston Poetry Slam

directions to the Cantab

The Boston Poetry Slam’s weekly Wednesday show happens in the basement of the Cantab Lounge. The Cantab is located in Central Square, Cambridge (NOT BOSTON), at 738 Massachusetts Avenue, which is at the corner of Pleasant Street. The area is easily accessible from the Mass Pike (I-90), Storrow or Memorial Drive (MA-28 or MA-3), or the MBTA Red Line (Central stop). For more detailed accessibility information about the venue and show, click here.

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Two small pay parking lots are located directly behind the Cantab at Pleasant Street and Green Street; these lots contain two ADA spaces and two carshare spaces. A municipal garage is available to the west on Green Street, and there are metered lots nearby on Essex Street and Prospect Street. Meter parking for 1-2 hours is available on Mass Ave. and is free after 8:00 p.m. (or sometimes 6:00 p.m.: read signage carefully); meters take quarters only, or you can pay with Passport Parking or the Park Boston app.

For more information about the venue, check out the Cantab Lounge website at You may also telephone the Cantab at (617) 714-4278.