In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Commonwealth guidelines, Berklee College of Music venues make every effort to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please see individual venue pages for more detailed information about each space. Feel free to review additional accessibility information for other Berklee venues.
Plan Your Visit
The Red Room at Cafe 939 is conveniently located in the heart of Boston's vibrant Back Bay area, an entertainment, shopping, and dining destination for those in the Boston area, including the region's many college students.
Please note: unless otherwise specified, Red Room at Cafe 939 shows are standing room-only.
The Red Room at Cafe 939 is located at 939 Boylston Street near the intersection of Hereford Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston and does not serve alcohol. The cafe has limited hours and menu. Click here for hours and menu.
The entrance to the Red Room at Cafe 939 is located at 939 Boylston Street, near the intersection of Hereford Street and Boylston Street in Boston. Accessible curb cuts are located at the cross streets on either side of the venue at Hereford Street and Gloucester Street. The venue is on the first floor of the building and is easily accessible via a ramp near the front door or by five steps leading from the sidewalk in front of the building to the lobby right outside of the venue.
An emergency exit is located behind the stage, accessible via the ramp leading backstage. The main entrance of the venue should also be used for emergency egress.
An accessible unisex restroom is located in the cafe, to the left of the cafe entrance on the first floor. This space is not shared by any other facilities, and the door can be locked.
Shows are general admission/standing-room-only unless otherwise noted. Advance notice for reserved seating on the basis of a disability is recommended due to limited space and a general admission layout. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to ask about reserving a seat or ask for the Venue Manager for assistance upon arrival.
Note that patrons with disabilities may be admitted to the venue prior to the general public. Requests should be made at the box office or by asking for the venue manager at the front door. For further information or general inquiries, please call 617-747-2261 or email email@example.com.
A ramp on the left side of the venue leads to the green room on the left and access to the stage on the right.
Assistive Listening Devices
Listening devices for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for all performances to assist with amplification and clarity. A radio-transmitted receiver is attached to a lightweight headset or neck loop, which couples signals from the audio output to a personal hearing aid. Please call the box office at 617-747-2261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to reserve an assisted listening device, or ask for the venue manager for assistance upon arrival. Use of a listening device is complimentary. A driver’s license, passport, or major credit card is required as a deposit and will be returned to the patron when the device is returned.
Berklee does not operate any parking facility. There are metered spaces on surrounding streets and numerous parking garages in the area. Accessible parking exists at all of the garages listed under Parking. Accessible parking spaces do exist in the Back Bay but are extremely limited. Please obey all posted signs. Due to street cleaning, public events, or construction, the availability and legality of any given spot is subject to change without notice.
Box Office Information
The Red Room at Cafe 939 opens approximately one hour before every show for ticket sales. We cannot guarantee that night-of-show tickets will be available at the door. Purchase tickets online. All shows are all ages.
Is there parking at the Red Room at Cafe 939?
There are several parking garages nearby. If you're driving into the city for a show, we strongly suggest that you plan ahead by looking up the Red Sox schedule during the baseball season.
Limited metered parking is available on the streets surrounding Berklee and the Red Room at Cafe 939. Parking is also available at nearby parking garages. The businesses listed below are presented as a courtesy to our patrons. The Red Room at Cafe 939 and Berklee are not affiliated with these garages and cannot be held responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.
The Hynes Auditorium Garage
This garage is located on 50 Dalton Street next to Bukowski’s Tavern. To receive discounts and promotional rates, patrons must present their concert ticket and parking ticket for validation at the Red Room at Cafe 939 Box Office during business hours on the event day. Visit pilgrimparking.com for more information.
The Prudential Center Garage on Boylston Street
This garage is located just past the Hynes Convention Center. The garage may offer a discount if you present your concert ticket stub to the garage attendant. For more information or directions, call the garage office at 617-236-3060 or visit its website at prudentialcenter.com.
The Haviland Street Garage
This garage is located directly across from the Berklee Performance Center on 5 Haviland Street. For more information, visit patparking.com.
The Back Bay Hilton
This garage is located on Dalton Street. Heading north on Massachusetts Avenue, take a right onto Boylston Street and then another right at the first light, just before the Hynes Convention Center.
Accessible Parking Locations
Accessible parking spaces are available at all of the garages and lots listed above. Accessible street parking spaces do exist in the Back Bay, but they are extremely limited. An official placard noting your eligibility for accessible parking may be used in any parking space so designated. Other parking ordinances may be in effect. All designated parking rules should be obeyed. Massachusetts law allows vehicles with proper authority to disregard most—but not all—public meter fees. Note, however, that the Massachusetts Port Authority does not exempt meter fees for accessible parking. Please obey all posted signs. Due to street cleaning, public events, snow emergencies, or construction, availability and accessibility status of any given space is subject to change without notice.
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