Wellesley Community Center Welcomes New Tenant, Wellesley Theatre Project

-Grand Opening Party to Celebrate New Space and Summer Camps- 

            The Wellesley Community Center welcomes new tenant, the Wellesley Theatre Project, which has provided youth performing arts education, summer camps and community outreach programs in Wellesley for four years.

Executive Director of the Wellesley Community Center, Stephen Beach says, “All of our associations have one thing in common, the service of our community in a forward thinking, creative and collaborative fashion – WTP certainly does that! We think it’s going to be a wonderful partnership, and I think the other folks in the building will enjoy the energy and the great entertainment right at their doorstep.”

            Wellesley Theatre Project will hold a family-friendly Grand Opening Party on Saturday, May 30, from 7-10pm in the Wellesley Community Center’s Henderson Hall.  Ticket and silent auction sales help support this local nonprofit, which has an active community service program and provides scholarships to area youth. Tickets for adults are $50 and include a drink ticket; tickets for kids are $15.  To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781-235-1550.

            Executive Director of WTP Hillary Drew states, “We are delighted to have found a second home in the Wellesley Community Center. We’ve decided to call it WTP East to distinguish it from our main studio at the west end of town near Wellesley College. We are really looking forward to meeting our new neighbors and holding classes and summer camps in our new space!”

Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK- 12th grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.

            Registration is open for the WTP’s 2015 Summer Camps. Sessions include three production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for Pre K – 12th grade. The production camps are: Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Kids (Grades 2-8), G2K Oklahoma (Grades 2-12), and The Addams Family, the Musical (Grades 8-12).

Wheels of Wellesley ‘WOWS’ audiences again during Wellesley Wonderful Weekend

The Wellesley Community Center would like to thank The Celebrations Committee for sponsoring the Back-to-the-Future car and the Florida Highway Patrol Mustang at this year’s third annual Wheels of Wellesley.  The campus welcomed over 700 visitors during the course of the event. The Shea family of Hubbardston MA, who own the Delorean Motor Car, received generous donations to the MichaelJFox.org foundation for Parkinsons research throughout the show from visitors amazed with the authenticity of the display. 

We would also like to thank the Wellesley High School Key Club, led by Emily Buff, a graduating WHS Senior and Matt Hornung, a rising Senior and next year’s Key Club President.  Without the staffing of Key Club members, the Wheels of Wellesley would not be able to offer the level of service and entertainment visitors have come to enjoy in the past.

Furthermore, we want to recognize Katie Chapman, host of the Cooks in Town television show on Wellesley Media, for managing the excellent food concession which was supplied by one of our key corporate sponsors; Whole Foods Market of Wellesley. The equipment and cooking gear were served up, once again, by our own Taylor Rental of Wellesley. We also thank Ken Wax for hosting on short notice Gil Stubbs’ World of Magic performance Saturday afternoon in the Hoffman Room, where Ken dazzled a standing-room-only audience with sophisticated humor and fabulous sleight of hand techniques.

The Modifiers Hot Rod Club of Wellesley also provided equipment, material and labor to make Wheels of Wellesley III a success.  Thanks to Bob Gobiel, the president of the Modifiers, we were able to proudly represent the town’s oldest car club with some fabulous examples of automotive engineering, including one of the biggest hits of the show, the DIVCO milk truck. You can count on seeing these members at next year’s WOW IV on May 14, 2016.  Corcoran and Havlin Insurance, in conjunction with The Modifiers, played an important role as a sponsor for their second year in a row.  Also Dunkin Donuts/Donovan Services were represented by one of their very own employees, Cindy Lane Adams, whose band Double Dee impressed the audience with their country and rhythm and blues classics for a two hour set. Look for more exciting events to come this year and we look forward to WOW IV!


The Wellesley Community Center (WCC) invites you to visit our facility to explore all that we have to offer. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we serve our community in many ways. If you have a idea you would like to share to improve our mission, let us know what is on your mind.

Our primary mission is to provide meeting space for all kinds of groups, including Scouting, academic, athletic and other civic organizations. We are a meeting destination for groups that are valued partners which provide long-term benefits for our community.

Our mission is supported by renting event halls and meeting spaces to private groups for business meetings, educational seminars, wedding receptions, birthday parties and lots more. We also rely on the generous donations from our community, which we support, in order to bolster the quality and scope of our work in 2014. Thank you for supporting such a worthwhile cause and please let us know what we can do for you!

A Message from the Executive Director

2015 is stacking up to be an exciting year.  Olin College sponsored a software programming course for middle-schoolers for the first time, called Junior Code Academy and we had another thoroughly successful Girl Scout Fashion Show in March. We just hosted our third Wheels of Wellesley during the Wonderful Wellesley Weekend. The Wellesley Theatre Project annexed space here at our campus with an exciting line up of performances.  We will be hosting the next annual World of Wellesley Conference this September and plans are in the works for the first Great Wellesley Train Show in November, to kick off the holiday season. Our partnerships with Scouts and other civic organizations continue to grow.  We look forward to sharing continued updates to share with you.

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