Attending a play, opera or other performance is a popular Thing to do in Boston. Some of the theaters in city’s theatre district, such as the historic Colonial Theatre, are Boston Attractions in their own right. While Boston’s Theatre District cannot compare to New York’s, the venues here are often used to stage shows before they head to Broadway. Visitors can also see touring performances of the top shows, operas and more from around the world.
During your next stay at a Boston Hotel, pay a visit to Boston’s Theatre District. Explore the architecture of the buildings, and spend an evening enjoying a top notch performance. More than a dozen venues are located in the Theatre District. Here are some of the most popular.
Cutler Majestic Theatre
Where: 219 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
This theater was built as a stage for opera in 1903. Since it was built for opera there are no pillars. This means that there is a perfect view of the stage from every seat in the house.
Where: 1 Hamilton Place Boston, MA 02108
Orpheum Theatre hosts rock bands and other top national and international musical groups.
Where: 559 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
On the smaller side with just 596 seats, this theater offers films, dance and lectures.
Where: 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
The Colonial Theatre is the oldest continually operating theatre in the entire country. Visitors can see touring Broadway shows at this venue.
Where: 74 Warrenton Street Boston, MA 02116
The Charles Playhouse hosts two performances: Blue Man Group and Shear Madness.
Boston Opera House
Where: 539 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
The Baroque-style Boston Opera House offers both touring Broadway shows and avant garde performances.
Wang Center for the Performing Arts
Where: 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
The Wang Center is the largest live performance venue in Boston, and it plays host to touring international theatre groups, ballet companies, operas and more.