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Address: 246 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 6172489700
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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I have been to the Wilbur several times and have sat in many different locations in the theater. Overall I love the venue and will continue to see shows here. I have yet to have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Buddy Guy last week. Great sound, even in the cheap seat. A very nice building, easy access in Boston Theatre district. Doubt there's a bad seat there. Bar for a drink or two is a plus.

Thank Eric M
anywhere for a good meal
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209 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw a great show, but about an hour and 10 minutes in, I became so uncomfortable in the tight, narrow-aisled seating that I had to stand up in back of the mezzanine to watch the rest of the show. I wasn't alone. The acoustics were fine, and the small, intimate atmosphere was great..but those seats!!!

Thank chuckiek
Boston, Massachusetts
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604 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a concert – thought I was going to love the venue but not so much. First, the seats are like super short – my knees were basically in the back of the head of the person in front of me. Everyone understood because they all had the same problem. Getting in and out of rows was difficult,... More 

Thank surfinginflorida
Manchester, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This theater was quaint and clean. We saw a comedian and the acoustics were decent from our spot on little mezzanine box (view was good from there too.) Book a seat lower if you aren't physically fit for trip to the restrooms in the basement!

Thank K C
Newport, Rhode Island
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We've been to the Wilbur twice, both times for a Joe Jackson concert. Great acoustics and not a bad seat in the house ~ though I preferred sitting in the balcony. The floor seats are uncomfortable economical restaurant chairs that afford a close proximity to the stage, but not a relaxing seat. Plus, the Wilbur is so small that even... More 

Thank DFitzP
New York City
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362 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Love the classic architecture inside but the bar stools and tiny high top tables have GOT to go. This is not Las Vegas! Set up for comedy, they do music as well and it is a cramped space with a huge fight to get to restrooms, the bar, or merchandise in the lobby. Better off getting seats in the mezzanine... More 

Thank YaleDad
Hamilton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Saw Bill Burr here and the theater was so cozy and quaint! The architecture can't be beat it was gorgeous inside. The drinks are definitely pricey, but that's to be expected for Boston and for a venue of this nature. Every seat in the house was great!

Thank BriLynn33
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have been to the Wilbur several times and have sat in many different locations in the theater. Overall I love the venue and will continue to see shows here. I have yet to have a bad seat and the theater is small enough where you can still see quite well even from the seats in the back. That does... More 

1 Thank cruises8
Dennis, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I remember the Wilbur when cleanliness and upkeep mattered. This place needs some work. Good venue, but only go there based on the event. They need to step up the game a bit.

1 Thank Ed J
New York City, New York
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256 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This building is absolutely stunning. I came here to see the Impractical Jokers and had called the box office just to confirm that photos were allowed. They assured me that we could take pictures during the show, just no flash photography. I had a VIP ticket right up front at the edge of the stage, which was not cheap and... More 

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