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Symphony Hall

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Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
As featured in Romantic Guide to Boston
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Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617-266-1492
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Love Symphony Hall, great seats, star performances

Saw Yo Yo Ma and his Silk Road Tour. Performance was fun, venue was perfect as always. Beautiful place to visit. Dress code, however, was all over the map - very surprised at how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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161 reviews 161 reviews
62 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Saw Yo Yo Ma and his Silk Road Tour. Performance was fun, venue was perfect as always. Beautiful place to visit. Dress code, however, was all over the map - very surprised at how casual some people are at the symphony these days. Ushers were pleasant, bar service was good, and can't beat the location right as you get off... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 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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67 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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247 helpful votes 247 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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604 reviews 604 reviews
127 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
104 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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