o·li·o  (noun)

(1) A miscellaneous collection of things; (2) A variety act or show.


The original historical documentation for the building refers to an “Olio Curtain” which was hung at the back of the stage in 1912.  It was a large single piece of canvas that depicted a Victorian scene.


The word olio itself refers to a variety act or show, which recalls the theater history. It also means a miscellaneous collection of things, which speaks to the flexible and varied nature of the use of the building as well as its more recent history as a storage warehouse – literally a collection of miscellaneous things!


Floorplan: 6,000 square feet of wide open space with capacity for 400+ people.

Interior Details: Soaring 30-50 foot ceilings with exposed beams and ductwork. 

Amenities: Updated bathrooms and kitchen preparation space.

Outdoor Space: Flexible outdoor space for caterer use.

Comfort: Modern climate control for heat and air conditioning for maximum indoor comfort all year long.

Accessibility: Fully ADA accessible and compliant for all your event and guests' access needs.

The 1912 historic building that was originally the Peabody Theater has been transformed into a 21st century event space. 

Building History

Built in the early 1900s, the building was one of the country's first entirely concrete structures. 

Spacial Layout

 For a seated event, Olio can fit up to 400 people in an arrangement of rounds.

Rental Pricing

With Peak, Off-Peak and Hourly availability, Olio is a unique event venue in the Boston area.


Dozens of churches, temples, and religious gathering spaces perfect for off-site ceremonies


City-owned park space within walking distance for outdoor photos and ceremonies


More than 30 hotels within five miles for guest room blocks and getting ready


Five minutes from Route 128 and Route 1, providing easy access to nearby North Shore communities and the city of Boston

We are located in the heart of Peabody Square, within 1/4 mile walking distance to some of the area's best entertainment, nightlife, and restaurants:

Granite Coast Brewery

Stanzy's Country Ranch

La Siesta Restaurante

Brodie's Pub

Maki Sushi Bar and Grille

Petrillo's Italian Kitchen

Metro Bowl

Black Box Theater

The best way to see the space is in person.  Schedule a tour.

A modern/industrial event space in downtown Peabody, MA

© 2021 Olio Events, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Contact Info

43 Main Street

Peabody, MA 01960



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We love to host

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Concerts, Corporate Meetings and Parties, Fundraisers and Galas, Photo Shoots, Trade Shows and Expos, Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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