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Symphony Hall

Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA (Fenway / Kenmore)
Phone Number: 617-266-1492
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Ranked #59 of 413 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Theaters, Operas, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Symphonies, Theaters, Operas, Theater & Concerts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We decided to try a different venue for New Year's Eve in Boston. At $100 pp that included a table for 4 on the main floor, a bottle of sparkling wine (that mysteriously appeared at 10 PM) and dancing to a Big Band sound. Finding our table was quite difficult since hosts were not evident making it near impossible to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Symphony Hall is home of the BSO and Boston Pops and various other concerts throughout the year. It’s a gorgeous concert hall that I also find surprisingly friendly, with displays and informational signage everywhere. For Boston Pops concerts, they convert the orchestra section to tables, where guests can buy and eat food. It’s a great experience, whether you’re there for... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Last night we attended the Boston Pops as they live orchestrated Home Alone (while we watched the movie on the big screen). What a wonderful holiday treat! The music was beautiful performed and perfectly timed to he movie. The refreshments (including Prosecco and truffles for mom and dad and hot chocolates and cookies for our 11-year-old) were pricey, but delicious.... More 

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Bangkok
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293 reviews 293 reviews
213 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Ranked as one of the three best symphony halls in the world, along with Vienna and Amsterdam, this is a beautiful old facility, but with some nice modern audio/visual touches. Attended a Holiday Pops concert. Lots of fun, full house. Sat in the second balcony, but since the sound in the front row is the same as the back row,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The sound is lovely in this hall and the ambiance is beautiful. Symphony Hall is smaller than I thought it would be, and this was a good thing. It has an intimate feel. Seating On the one hand, some seating is a bit awkward, but no matter where you sit, the music will sound lovely. Balcony Seats I sat in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Excellent concert. Great way to get into the holiday spirit. Awesome event. Loved their version of the 12 days of Christmas.

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toronto
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586 reviews 586 reviews
125 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This magnificent turn of the century concert hall deserves its reputation as being one of the top three acoustically in the world. It is of the 'shoe box' design and has extremely well placed and comfortable seating. It is exquisite, and really is one of the finest we have seen. We enjoyed the Sibelius second symphony, and hope to return... More 

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Lincoln
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200 reviews 200 reviews
105 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a really nice, old, ornate auditorium/concert hall of great character, ambience and charm. There are oldish green leather seats which add its appeal although I did think the rows of seats could have been more steeply tiered/stepped to afford a better view of the stage - we were in ORCH S3 and S4. However this is a minor... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are many concert halls in the world but Symphony Hall is Boston is one of, if not the best! The walls of the stage slope inward to help focus the sound. The side balconies are shallow so as not to trap any of the sound, and the recesses of the coffered ceiling, along with the statue-filled niches along the... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While the hall is rather ho-hum from the outside, the inside hall is rather plush and it's square shape and perfectly designed aquoustics have stood the test of time.

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