About Our Programs

The Dreamland’s mission is to enrich the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for activities that engage Nantucket in the evolving world of digital entertainment and education in one of America’s oldest theaters.

As such, we are dedicated to providing the island of Nantucket with a range of programmatic experiences that center on the visual and performing arts. These programs include collaborations with other organizations and individuals throughout the community, in addition to Dreamland original programs and events.


Page to Stage, an author series

Come hear Nantucket’s favorite authors discuss their newest books in our Page to Stage author series.

#FamilyFlashback Film Series

Spend sometime reminiscing with your family while watching your favorite movies on the big screen! The Dreamland has launched #FamilyFlashback Film Series, featuring your favorite family-friendly movies from the 80’s and 90’s.

Broadcast Programming

The Dreamland’s broadcast programming is made possible by the generous support of the Nantucket Arts Council and others.


MET LogoMetropolitan Opera Live-in-HD (The Met: Live-in-HD) is a series of live opera performances transmitted in high-definition video via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

See MET Live for a full schedule.


NT Logo

National Theatre Live (NT Live) is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world.  This series is shot in high-definition and is transmitted live via satellite from the National Theatre in London.

     See  NT Live for a full schedule.


Bolshoi Logo 2Specifically shot for the big screen, filmed in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, the Bolshoi Ballet broadcasts provide a unique opportunity for the audience to experience an unprecedented proximity with the artists and enjoy a unique look behind the scenes of the most renowned ballet company in the world.  Bolshoi Ballet Live is shot in high-definition and broadcast live from Russia.

     See Bolshoi Live for a full schedule.

NFF NOW Series

NFF Now Logo 2NFF Now Is a new year–‐round Programming initiative by the Nantucket Film Festival and the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation featuring special screenings and the season’s best independent films.

See Special Screenings for upcoming NFF NOW Series screenings.

Free-to-Member Events

Free to members logoBecome a Member and take advantage of the many great benefits of a Dreamland membership including discounted admission, free popcorn, and Free-to-Member events.

Visit Free-to-Member for a full list of upcoming events.

Members:  Don’t forget to reserve your seat!  Space is not guaranteed.

Give Back Movie Night

Nonprofit to Nonprofit Give bACK Night:  The Dreamland understands the value of community support for Nantucket’s many nonprofit organizations. As such, we continue our off-season program which runs monthly, October-May, to help other nonprofits raise funds and awareness.

How it Works:
Once a month a single screening of a feature film will be designated as that month’s Give bACK (excluding June – Aug).

The featured non-profit will be invited to have a table with promotional materials in the lobby prior to their Give bACK screening. The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation will work hand in hand with the featured non-profit to ensure that their Give bACK is as successful as possible.

$1.50 of every ticket sold to the designated screening will be donated from the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation to the featured non-profit.

How to Apply:
Send an email to Megan McNeely Browers with the following information:

  • Non-Profit Name
  • Address
  • Contact Name, Email & Phone
  • Copy of IRS document confirming organizations 501(c)3 status

See Special Screenings for upcoming Give bACK movie nights.

Enriching the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket