Old Sloop Coffeehouse presents about one concert per month, September through June. Performances take place in the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church of Rockport. The room is 53 feet long and 30 feet wide and seats 150, so all concerts are intimate affairs. A stage with professional sound and lighting systems occupies one end of the room. The kitchen, from which food is served, is at the opposite end.
Coffee, tea, and a selection of wonderful homemade desserts are available for purchase.
First Congregational Church, 12 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966
ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE
There is paid parking on School Street, Main Street, Broadway, and other downtown streets. There are kiosks on School Street and Main Street, and word is kiosks will soon replace the meters on Broadway Rates and time limits vary. The kiosks accept credit cards and quarters, and the meters accept only quarters. The paid spaces are almost always occupied in the summer when the weather is good.
There is free parking on the streets just out of the downtown area on School Street, Main Street, High Street, and others. Many of these spaces are a short walk from the church. These spaces are also in high demand during tourist season.
There is parking for Rockport residents on T Wharf and in the lot near Town Hall just off Broadway, both of which are a short walk from the church. Do not park in resident-only areas unless your car bears a Rockport parking sticker. The Rockport police are zealous about defending resident-only parking.
Rockport offers a Park ‘n Ride service during the busiest times of the year. The Park ‘n Ride lot is adjacent to the transfer station on upper Main Street, about a mile from the downtown. Parking is free, and the Cape Ann Transportation Authority offers an inexpensive shuttle service between the Park ‘n Ride lot and the downtown.
Tickets for many concerts cost $10 if purchased in advance. At the door, the usual suggested contribution is $12 for adults, $7 for those 65 and over, $5 for those under 18, and $24 for a family. These concerts often sell out, and it is advisable to get tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased from this web site, from the box office, which is open during intermissions at Old Sloop Coffeehouse concerts, from John Tarr Store in Rockport, and from The Bookstore in Gloucester. Click here for more information about tickets.