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Opera House

Address: 539 Washington St., Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617/880-2400
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Ranked #42 of 220 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Let me begin by saying that visit to Boston Opera House is a treat. It's not the same grand scale as Metropolitan Opera or European theaters. Yet, it is decorated with "old world" charm and flare. It is conveniently located in and easy to incorporate into a nice evening/outing in town. We went to see Shen Yun with another family... More 

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Boston Opera House has all the charm and beauty of the past. It is very ornate with amazing wall and ceiling paintings. The acoustics are great and there is not a bad seat in the house. It shows some of the really great performances out there today.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great tour, the head sets worked well & our tour leader was great. It would have been good to have been able to walk around a little more (like down into the concert stage area) where all the pipes are, etc but there was someone setting up so we couldn't. Highly recommend the 1 hour tour thou.

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281 reviews 281 reviews
105 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to enjoy the Lion King here and were not disappointed. The seats were tight in then balcony but when the show started we moved to the mezzanine and the seats were more cushy there. We loved the place and the show!

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Top Contributor
279 reviews 279 reviews
202 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Along with Symphony Hall, the Opera House is a beautiful theater, both are worth visiting in Boston. It's older, so facilities might not be convenient. Bathrooms are in the basement, lots of steps (there is one elevator) and not a lot of public space. But the public space is beautiful, everywhere you look. Saw the 'Nutcracker'. Well done, my first... 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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I saw the Nutcracker here, it was so wonderful! This theater is beautiful! The performance I attended was a full house. The lobby is small and was crazy crowded, making it difficult to get a drink from the bar, so we skipped that. Most staff were actually very rude. I understand they are busy, but don't work at an opera... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited this time to see Swan Lake with friends, and had wonderful seats in the dress circle, balcony front row. Incredible production, but every visit to this venue is lovely. The building itself is spectacular inside with very well preserved, elaborate decor. Seats are very comfortable and the quality of every show I have attended is great. Looking forward to... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Absolutely the most beautiful theater/opera house I have ever stepped foot in. The attention to detail with the walls, ceiling, and stage really brings you back in time before TV and movie theaters became so popular. I have been to many theaters and Broadway shops in New York. I have seen countless shows around the country but not one compares... More 

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Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
40 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

we really enjoyed this production. Wonderful dancers, costumes and set. The Opera House is very nice also, comfortable seats and the house is small so you feel close to the production.

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Boston Ballet has a few excellent productions each year. The main reason I select which Ballet I attend depends upon the extravagance of the production. The Principal Dancers are the same for each Ballet Performance and they are all very young and immature in their Art. I don't like to go to Ballets which have the same Principal dancers,... More 

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