Jessica Bloch performing
Welcome to
West End
Our Story
Get to Know Us

West End Lyric is an all women led, Boston-based performing arts collective that seeks to bring a diverse cultural community together through music. We employ our core values - inclusivity, accessibility, community artistry and support through opportunity - in order to inspire, educate and provide a space for artists and audiences alike to share in high quality artistic expression in Boston’s West End.

Our Team
Meet the women behind West End Lyric
Jessica Bloch
Creative Producer
Larisa Bainton
Director of Development
Hannah Shanefield
Director of Marketing & Media
Akela Franklin
Director of Education
Julia Pottinger
Production Manager
Card to Culture

West End Lyric is pleased to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program by extending discounts to EBT, WIC, and Connector Care cardholders.

  • For admission-based performances, admission is free with an eligible EBT card.
  • For admission-based performances, admission is free with an eligible WIC card.
  • For admission-based performances, admission is $5 (unlimited) with a Connector Care card.
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    Mass Cultural Council

    Core to the mission of the Mass Cultural Council is their role as an advocate on behalf of the arts, humanities, and sciences. As an independent state agency they work to ensure that culture has a voice in the most important decisions facing the Commonwealth and its communities.

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    Backroom Boston

    BackRoom Boston starts as a venue for discovering and belonging through music. It’s the downtown Boston hub for rising talent – and the creators of new Jewish and related cultural experiences. It’s also an incubator and platform for music across genres. BackRoom Boston is a 501(c)3 located at The Boston Synagogue, 55 Martha Road in Boston’s West End Charles River Park neighborhood. Donations to support these programs are tax-free.

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    Boston Synagogue

    The Boston Synagogue is a warm, friendly, pluralistic community in the Downtown West End neighborhood. Welcome to people of all Jewish denominations– singles, couples, as well as interfaith couples & LGBTQ.

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