The Best Theaters for a Show in Boston

The Best Show Theatres in Boston

The Boston Theater scene is thriving with innovative productions and shows by some of the most prestigious theater companies in the country. The Theatre District, located just south of Boston Common near Chinatown and Downtown, is home to a large number of theatres showing amazing plays, musicals, concerts, and more.
Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
The Paramount Theatre is a performing arts center that hosts several touring Broadway productions each year. Opened in 1896, the Paramount Theatre is one of the oldest theaters in the country. It hosts many Broadway shows as well as concerts and operas.
559 Washington Street, Theatre District, Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Opera House
The Boston Opera House is now the home of the Boston Ballet. It also hosts a number of Broadway shows.
26 West Street, Downtown Crossing, Boston, Massachusetts, 02111
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Charles Playhouse
Featuring productions of Blue Man Group and Shear Madness for more than 30 years, these are the only two shows hosted at this theatre, and they are extremely popular! The theatre itself was built in the Greek Revival architectural style and offers plenty of charm.
74 Warrenton Street, Theatre District, Boston, Massachusetts
Cutler Majestic Theatre
Featuring a variety of Broadway touring shows, the Cutler Majestic Theatre dates back to 1903 and features a beautiful interior. The venue regularly features top touring productions, so there is always something to see. It was actually the first building in Boston that was built for electric lights!
219 Tremont Street, Theatre District, Boston, Massachusetts
Emerson Colonial Theatre
This is the oldest continuously operating theatre in the United States. The interior is ornate and gorgeous. Hosting a variety of performances and musicals such as Broadway-style shows as well as locally produced plays, this theatre has seen its share of hits. In fact, it was where several shows debuted before they went on to become Broadway hits such as Oklahoma! and Porgy and Bess.
106 Boylston Street, Theatre District, Boston, Massachusetts
Federal Street Theatre
The Federal Street Theatre, also called the Boston Theatre, was the first theater built in the city.
160 Franklin Street, Church Green, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110
Improv Asylum
Improv Asylum is a popular improvisational comedy theater that has several shows a week.
1 Cambridge Street, Downtown Crossing, Boston, Massachusetts, 02201
Orpheum Theatre
The Orpheum Theatre was built in 1852 and was the original home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Today the venue hosts a mix of performances, with live music concerts being the most common.
1 Hamilton Place, Downtown Crossing, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108
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Shubert Theatre
Opened in 1910, Boston's Shuburt Theatre has ties to the theatres in New York with the same name. As such, visitors can see a variety of Broadway-style shows here including dramas and musicals and large productions.
265 Tremont Street, Theatre District, Boston, Massachusetts
Wang Theatre
This large theatre seats nearly 3,700 guests and is ornately decorated on the interior emulating the Paris Opera House. And, appropriately, this theatre hosts opera, ballet, concerts, and other premier events.
270 Tremont Street, Theatre District, Boston, Massachusetts
Wilbur Theatre
Built in 1914, this is another fantastic and historical theatre in Boston featuring comedy and musical acts most nights of the week. It's not as ornate as some of the other nearby theatres, but instead features more of a typical Boston architectural style.
246 Tremont Street, Theatre District, Boston, Massachusetts

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