As we inch closer to a state of normalcy, local businesses are coming up with creative and unique ways to cater to the public.

The Zeiterion Performance Arts Center is presenting Zeiterion Drive-In Concerts and Movies, a new way to enjoy the magic that the Zeiteiron can provide but in the comfort of your own vehicle.

The Seastreak Ferry “Whale’s Tooth” park lot, located at 532 Acushnet Ave, is where you'll be able to catch great performances put on by local artists and musicians.

"Welcome to the Zeiterion Drive-In! Whether you remember drive-ins fondly or if you've never been before, you're in for a real treat this summer. We've assembled a fantastic line-up of concerts and movies so we can safely gather to sing, laugh, and smile together again.

Performances inside the theater may be paused, but having fun is not. That's why we've created this drive-in, because we'll always do what it takes to safely come together to experience the power of the performing arts - in a parking lot, virtually, and soon back inside The Z!" -The Zeiterion Performance Arts Center, New Bedford

Pique your interest yet? Here's how you can join in on the fun:

  • Tickets are sold online at You will not be able to purchase tickets at the drive-in location.
  • Make sure you either print out your purchased tickets or bring your phone to scan.
  • Feel free to pack your vehicle with as many as you can fit comfortably; you'll only need one ticket per vehicle no matter how many people are inside.
  • Vehicles will begin to enter their designated parking spots an hour before the show begins.
  • You are allowed to leave your vehicle to dance, stand or simply watch from the surrounding area of your vehicle, but masks are required once you leave your car. Please be sure to stay in your designated zone and do not venture off to other vehicle spots.
  • Got to use the restroom? No problem, there will be available restrooms on-site that are monitored for safety and sanitation purposes.
  • Bring your own food or beverage of your choice. If you want to have a picnic inside your vehicle, then have at it.
  • Finally, all sound will be transmitted to your vehicle and you'll listen through your speakers. Pretty cool, huh?

Here are the official rules, regulations, and additional info to ensure that you have a fun and safe night out on the wharf:

Fun and summertime vibes are slowly but surely returning to the SouthCoast and the Zeiterion has a lineup to bring the summer fun.

As always, a special thank you to Mayor Mitchell and the City of New Bedford, Seastreak and the New Bedford Port Authority for allowing the Zeiterion Performance Arts Center to put on some fun for the entire family.

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