Security and Bag Policy

The Berklee Performance Center (BPC) is committed to providing a safe, secure, and enjoyable environment for our guests, staff, and performers during events. For everyone’s safety, all bags and cases may be subject to inspection, and guests entering the BPC may be scanned with handheld or walk-through metal detectors. Guests are discouraged from bringing items that may be deemed a security concern or a disruption to fellow patrons, and those items may be removed at the discretion of BPC management. Please refer to our Cosplay/Costume policy here.

The BPC does not have a coat check or storage space. We recommend you leave all bags, cases, and parcels at home.

The BPC reserves the right to confiscate prohibited items and/or evict those who are in breach of building policies or those who pose a danger or disruption to the performance or to other guests. A list of prohibited items can be found below. Refusal of a bag search will result in denial of entry to the event. This policy is subject to change without notice.

Prohibited items: 

  • Weapons, including pocketknives and pepper spray/mace

  • Alcohol

  • Outside food or beverages

  • Illegal drugs/substances or other related paraphernalia

  • Cigarettes, including e-cigarettes or other related paraphernalia

  • Scooters, Bicycles, and Skateboards - including electronic versions

  • Tripods/audio and video stands

  • Audio/video recording devices and cameras with external flash or interchangeable lenses (no professional photography)
    Note: Many artists do not allow duplication of their performances, so cameras and audio/video recording devices are prohibited.

  • Pets (except service animals)

  • Balloons, stickers, and glitter

  • Signs, of any size

  • Other items that may be deemed a security concern or a disruption to fellow patrons, at the discretion of BPC management

For any additional questions on our security policies, please email