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6 Theaters to Enjoy a Performance at in Boston

admin on February 22, 2017 - 4:32 pm in Around Town, Featured
Boston is a culturally diverse city that has a lot to offer. One of the most popular things to do in the city is to attend a theater performance, and many venues even attract Broadway-caliber shows. Whether you want to see the latest musical in a larger venue or prefer something a little more intimate, there is something for everyone. Here’s a look at some of the top theatrical venues that Boston has to offer:

Shubert Theatre

The Shubert Theatre on Tremont Street opened in 1910 with a performance of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and it’s still going strong today. In 1980, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The theatre did close for a short time to undergo renovations and then opened again in 1996 with a performance of Rent. Performances are held regularly and you can find the schedule on its website.

Charles Playhouse

The Charles Playhouse, which is located on Warrenton Street, originally opened in 1957 at a different location. The original location was on Charles Street, which is how the theater got its name. Currently, the theater is running performances of the Blue Man Group and Shear Madness.

Wang Theatre

The Wang Theatre, which is located on Tremont Street, was established in the 1980’s. However, the theatre itself was actually built in 1925 and was designed by architect Clarence Blackwell. At the time, it was called the Metropolitan Theatre until its name was changed to the Music Hall. It became the Wang Theatre in 1983. View the performance schedule here.

Wilbur Theatre

The Wilbur Theatre is another Boston venue that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located on Tremont Street, it was originally built in 1913. Currently, it primarily features comedic and musical performances rather than theatrical performances, like many of the other theaters in the city. View the current list of performances at the Wilbur Theatre website.

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

Associated with Boston University, the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre was founded by Derek Walcott, a playwright and Nobel Laureate. Located on Commonwealth Avenue, the theatre’s mission is to promote new plays. It is most known for the Boston City Marathon of 10-Minute Plays, which enables local theaters, playwrights, and performers to showcase their work.

Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre is one of the most historical theatres in the United States. Located at 1 Hamilton Place, it was built in 1852 and was originally known as the Boston Music Hall. Currently, it mostly showcases musical performances. Visit the website for more information and to buy tickets. Each of these theaters offers visitors a unique experience and its worthwhile to attend a performance at each of them!

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