Lowell is home to many of the region’s top venues, hosting hundreds of local and national performers and athletic events year-round.
Edward LeLacheur Park, located on the banks of the Merrimack River near the UMass-Lowell campus, offers a dramatic view of both the flowing Merrimack River and the distinct red arches of the Aiken Street Bridge. The facility houses the Lowell Spinners, Class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox as well as UMass-Lowell River Hawks baseball. The park also hosts concerts and other events.
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium plays a starring role in the region's cultural and entertainment scene. Bill Cosby, The Irish Tenors, Tom Jones, Melissa Etheridge, Bruce Springsteen and internationally acclaimed musicals, such as Cats and Fosse, have played to sold-out audiences here. It is also the site where boxing greats Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler won their first Golden Gloves championships. Grand architecture, a magnificent setting along the Concord River and elaborate renovations have made Lowell Memorial Auditorium the venue of choice in the Merrimack Valley.
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
Opened and dedicated on January 27th, 1998, the arena proudly bears the name of the late Senator Paul E. Tsongas, a Lowell native. It is one of Massachusetts newest venues providing quality entertainment for all ages. The arena is also home to the NCAA Division I UMass-Lowell River Hawks hockey team.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
As the region’s leading non-profit professional theatre, MRT’s mission is “to advance the cause of human understanding by creating theatrical productions at the highest level of artistic excellence and making them affordable to the broadest possible community.” Consistent with its mission, MRT is dedicated to developing and producing new plays that address contemporary issues and reflect the community’s diverse heritage; to producing established plays that offer a broad range of topics and styles; to ensuring the most expansive reach and deepest involvement of the community by subsidizing ticket costs and offering a variety of outreach programs; to creating a collaborative environment for artists and resident staff in order to encourage artistic growth and excellence; and to developing young, diverse audiences through its numerous educational programs. Each theatrical season, running October through May, includes 6 productions featuring the work of the country’s best available actors, directors, designers and writers.