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Address: 45 Quincy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-496-2222
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Best concert venue

Saw the Harlem Gospel Choir during MLK weekend and they rocked the house. There is not a bad seat in this venue and the acoustics are amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lharding2001
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the Harlem Gospel Choir during MLK weekend and they rocked the house. There is not a bad seat in this venue and the acoustics are amazing.

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Burlington, Connecticut
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Went to see Christmas Revels for the first time and enjoyed the show. Need to go with an open mind and a Christmas spirit and it's quite fun. The singers were excellent and the acting is a bit strained but it's local theater not Broadway and the negative reviews appear unjustified and a bit harsh for me. The theater is... More 

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Thank Toots951987
Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We passed beside the Memorial Hall, which appears to be also the Sanders Theatre, and we were totally stunned by the greatness of the architecture. After further research of the building, I ended up discovering that is it the legendary study hall that we have seen in so many movies and pictures. Before learning all this, the building itself still... More 

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Thank Philippe_Marie-Line
Ottawa, ON
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Went to an event sponsored by Harvard Book Store - Lee Child in conversation with Stephen King! Theatre was great - definitely old school, but comfortable enough for an hour-long event.

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Thank 1Leg2Legs
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had the privilege to enter this Theatre multiple times - and even performed in it - as part of the Summer Chorus. The architecture of the building was breathtaking. The theatre was not as big as expected, but the acoustics were good. From my experience the productions peformed here are more casual (but of good standards), but the building really... More 

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Thank Stevanus S
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Looking for something different over our Christmas holiday in Boston, we decided on "The Christmas Revels". We enjoyed the production and the atmosphere of the theatre. It's not sophisticated or entirely professional, so those looking for something a bit "classier" might be disappointed -- but the audience had FUN the night we attended. It's obviously a much-loved tradition for some... More 

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Thank Linda H
boston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending this show two years ago.... Decided to go again... BIG mistake! The show this year represented many egos that couldn't really decide what they wanted to present..As a result, it was a lot of nothing. I will never spend my time or money a attending one of these shows again!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I do not know why anyone says this is a good show. It's kind of like what happens if a community theatre production happens except they are charging $60 a head for it. First of all it's a 3 HOUR long show. The music is mediocre at best, the children's choirs are terrible, the dancing looks like the guys who... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

There are quite a few venues in Boston to see a good act but non can surpass the old-world, roll-top desk feel of Sanders. It's an amazing place to hear any music or see a show. It has been restored recently and is better than ever.

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Thank AlanT2
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

One of the best locations in the Boston area to attend a concert or a lecture. The word that I would use to describe this beautiful dark wood hall is "majestic". The acoustics are great, as I have sat in many locations, but the seats are hard (try to pad your derriere). Nonetheless, if you like dark wood, you will... More 

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