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Address: 539 Washington St., Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617/880-2400
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Ballet

Had great seats and everyone was so friendly and helpful. We are really enjoying the performance and would recommend the venue for other events.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Steve S
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had great seats and everyone was so friendly and helpful. We are really enjoying the performance and would recommend the venue for other events.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Enjoyed the Boston Ballet: Shades of Sound. Purchased a last minute seat. Perfect view and enjoyed the show. Clea, classic old building!

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
63 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have seen several shows here now and we are never disappointed. Beautiful and charming visit with elegant details.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

As others have said, this theatre lets people in even after the show starts. If you want to see the show, Don't pay money here, see it somewhere else. They do not care if you see none of it! I know, I asked to see the manager and explained it is a big deal for my family to buy tickets... More 

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South Dennis, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a great time seeing Mowtown the Musical. Glad to see that I can sit in there seats. I'm 6'4 so seating for me can be difficult. I would have liked to see more audience participation but even so a great entertaining show. Can't wait to go back.

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Western Mass
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We've been here five times for The Nutcracker. It's a good excuse to dress up and most of the attendees do. If I had to criticize I'd say that they should open their doors earlier (1/2 hour maybe?), as there is just a "crush" of people trying to get into their seats at the same time, which takes some of... More 

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

MY first visit ever to the Boston Opera House - a wonderful venue to see the touring cast of Motown, the musical. So happy to be in a venue that actually has seats that aren't made for people who only weigh 95 pounds! Thank you. The 2.5 hour show was a happy, sing-along ride down music memories. So glad to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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Waikato
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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