Where is The Sinclair located?
52 Church St, Cambridge, MA, 02138

How do I get there?
The best way to get to The Sinclair is by public transportation. Take the Red Line to Harvard Square. There are also multiple bus routes available. For more information visit www.mbta.com.

By Car: From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Mass. Pike) Rt. 90, East and Westbound. Take Exit 18 (Allston or Brighton/Cambridge), go through toll booth ($1) and bear right toward Cambridge, then get into far left lane at the set of traffic lights. At the second traffic light (before the bridge across from the Doubletree Guest Suite Hotel) turn left onto Storrow Drive (Soldiers Field Road exit) and exit at Harvard Square. Turn right to cross the bridge. You will be on JFK Street headed into Harvard Square.

From the South: Heading north on Rt. 93 take the Mass. Pike. (See above.)

From the North: (I-93 South):
 Heading south on Rt. 93 exit onto Storrow Drive west. Take Harvard Square/Cambridge exit, turn right and proceed over bridge and across Memorial Drive onto JFK Street and into Harvard Square.

How can I get tickets to a show at The Sinclair?
You can purchase tickets online at AXS.COM, by clicking the “tickets” icon on any show page on our site, or over the phone by calling AXS at 888-929-7849. No fee tickets are also available for purchase at the box office at The Sinclair every Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. If tickets do not sell out in advance, they will be sold at the door on the night of the show beginning when doors open. Cash only.

The Sinclair tickets and event calendar

How can I get tickets to Bowery Boston shows that are not at The Sinclair?
For other venues like Great Scott, TT the Bear’s and The Middle East, each individual venue maintains its own ticketing and box-office hours. Tickets are not necessarily sold through Ticketmaster or at the Royale box office. Please check our Web site to see where tickets are available or feel free to email info@boweryboston.com if you have further questions about ticket availability.

Where do I find set times for shows at The Sinclair?
Set times vary depending on show and we do not have them until the day of show. That being said, they will often be posted on show nights on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Generally, the times listed on the Web site are door times and the show will begin 30 to 60 minutes after the time listed, depending on the number of acts playing.

If a show is canceled, where do I get a refund?
If a show is canceled, refunds are available at point of purchase. You will be refunded automatically if you purchased a ticket through AXS.com. Please note openers are always subject to change.

What are my payment options in the venue?
Cash is king but we also accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. There are also many banks and ATMs nearby.

How old do I have to be to get into The Sinclair?
Age minimums vary from show to show. You must present a government issued ID if you are 21+ and plan on drinking alcohol. Security is present at every show to verify your age.

What if the show is 18+, may anyone under the age of 18 enter?
If you are under the age of 18 you may enter an 18+ show, but you MUST be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian. This does not apply for 21+ shows, where you MUST be 21 or over to enter.

Do I need to bring ID?
Yes! Government-issued photo ID is required.

I have a blog. Do I count as press?
Maybe, but don’t ask us. The Bowery Presents Boston doesn’t issue press passes or photo passes. All press inquires should be directed to the band’s publicist, label or management.

Can I get in for free?
Maybe, but what are you going to do for us? Relationships are a two-way street. We are always in search of street-teamers and folks to flyer. We can also offer you free admission if you’re named Larry Bird, Bobby Orr, Carl Yastrzemski or Tom Brady.

Can I bring my camera?
Photo policy varies for different artists and is usually not determined until day of show. You can bring a nonprofessional camera to most shows, and you can inquire about the photo policy at the door or call 617-547-5200 on the day of show. If you are Mick Rock, please send us copies.

Do you have a coat check?
All of our venues have a coat check, but The Bowery Presents Boston encourages you to dress scandalously in the winter months. When in doubt, remember that it’s fashion before comfort.

Can I smoke at The Sinclair?

No. No. No. Did we say no? Because we meant NO. Per Massachusetts state law, there is a strict no-smoking policy inside The Sinclair.

Is there re-entry?

Absolutely not! There is no re-entry to all clubs and all exits are final (excluding the smoking area).

Is there a dress code?

Shirt and shoes required! Otherwise, for concerts, there is no dress code whatsoever.

Where do I park?
There is no designated parking at The Sinclair. There is metered street parking in the neighborhood around the venue. There are also various parking lots in the surrounding areas. We should be getting a deal at the Harvard Square Garage, so stay tuned.

Can I book my band at The Sinclair?
The vast majority of the acts that play here select their own support acts and bring them on tour with them. We rarely have the opportunity to add other bands to the bill. But feel free to e-mail info@boweryboston.com with information about your band (links to music, press clips, where else they’ve played in Boston, etc.) because you never know!

How do I book a private event at The Sinclair?
To book a private event at The Sinclair please e-mail info@sinclaircambridge.com with the answers to the following questions:

  • Briefly describe the nature of the event
  • How many people will you be expecting?
  • Will you need to set up tables/chairs/etc.?
  • Will you require bar service?
  • Will you need food/catering?
  • Will you be booking a band/require house audio engineers?

I have other questions. Can you help?
Yes! Just e-mail info@sinclaircambridge.com and someone will get back to you promptly.

Other rules and FAQs for The Sinclair

  • Tickets purchased in front of the venue are usually counterfeit and admittance will be denied.
  • No flyers, stickers, handbills.
  • You will be ejected for throwing ANYTHING, even your mama.
  • If you lose an item at a show, please e-mail info@sinclaircambridge.com the following day.
  • All bags are subject to search. 
No markers, spray paint, weapons (includes pocket knives). Unicorns are welcome.
  • Handicapped seating is available … please arrive at the venue 15 minutes before doors are scheduled to open and security will accommodate you at the door.
  • You must show proof of age by government-issued photo ID and obtain a wristband to be served at the bar.