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Boston Opera House

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Address: 539 Washington St., Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617.259.3400
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Pippins

It is a beautiful theater and if the offering can match Pippins then you are in for a treat. Unfortunate for you tomorrow is the last performances but The Sound of Music starts in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a beautiful theater and if the offering can match Pippins then you are in for a treat. Unfortunate for you tomorrow is the last performances but The Sound of Music starts in March. We will be back to enjoy the ambiance and plays.

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Thank William4932
New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a treat if you get to attend a show at the Opera House. I have been to three shows here, and am always in awe of the pure beauty of the theatre. All of the shows have also been amazingly performed, and the sets have been outstanding; however, I obviously can't say every show experience would be such. Except... More 

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Thank Kristen M
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just saw Pippin in the restored Boston Opera House. The seats were great and the theatre is gorgeous. What a beautiful venue.

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Thank Tamara7727
Portland, Maine
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful theatre! We went to a matinee performance of the Broadway revival of Pippen and had a great time. The house was packed for a Saturday afternoon and everyone enjoyed this show. The theatre is a beautiful reminder of what great theaters were in years past and a great venue to watch a performance. If Pippen comes to... More 

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Thank John H
Connecticut
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113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently rented the BOH for a private corporate event. The space is absolutely beautiful and the staff was wonderful to work with. They were very accommodating to our needs and worked closely with us during the site visits, scope, and execution of the event.

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Thank Diane123Diane
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful theaters in Boston and seeing Shen Yun recently was extermely disappointing. I find it quite disregraceful that the Opera House would support this performance, which is nothing more than Falun Dafa propaganda with mediocre choreography. The advertisements for this performance are very deceiving, had I known this was going to include two Chinese... More 

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Thank Olia K
Boston
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218 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see Beauty and the Beast. The newly restored theatre looks amazing! Plenty of parking nearby and lots of restaurants to choose from for a pre-show or post show meal or drinks. Lines move quickly for security, ticket validation and bars. Drink prices were 9.00 for wines and 3.50 for a bottle of water. The downstairs bathroom is done... More 

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Thank Kim-Marie
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to see Newsies and we bought "restricted view" seats in the Dress Circle area and they were great(it was just that you could not see into the wings as well on the side you were sitting) We didn't miss much so worth saving the money. Busy but clean and elegant. Bathrooms are big enough but don't think you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've seen many shows here. It is a great theater. Beautiful interior and great acoustics. Some of the seats feel old, but that's probably my only complaint.

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Thank Adam R
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent show of the nutcracker. The place was packed out and the staff were slow opening the doors especially when it was cold outside. That said the night was a real treat and the staff were very helpful and chatty during the interval. The production itself was amazing and I'm planning to go see another show soon again.

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Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.