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“Grand old theater” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shubert Theater

Shubert Theater
265 Tremont St., Theatre District, Boston, MA 02116 (Downtown)
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Ranked #188 of 283 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: This restored 1500+ seat theatre - considered Boston Theater District's "Little Princess" - continues to be the home for many local community arts organizations. The Shubert Theatre also serves as a venue for the touring companies that present Broadway, theater, music, dance, and opera.
Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Grand old theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Large three tiered theater with ornate trimmings. Comfortable seats. Upper balcony is high. Lowe balcony OK. Orchestra is large, so if you're in the back it's far. I sat in row one on the side in the pit. Best seat in the house for Gordon Lightfoot concert. Great view and acoustics.

Visited November 2013
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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“A disaster, too hot, seat room is a (bad) joke, too crowded”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I have suffered through the Shubert in the past, but have had enough. Last night's performance of Cosi Fan Tutte was okay, but the Shubert was a disaster. It was incredibly hot. As always, the halls are ridiculously crowded during intermission, with no traffic flow. But worst of all, the seats - downstairs no less - had virtually no leg room. We literally had to swing to the sides to allow room for our knees. With so many options today (HD Theater, e.g.), someone has to wake up and realize that opera will not last (or other cultural events) in Boston if one can not have a pleasant, worthwhile experience. Before, you dish out $90+ for such tickets, check the venue. If it is the Shubert, PASS!!

Visited March 2013
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Rye, New Hampshire
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“Very nice theater but no tight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We are six feet tall and the orch. legroom was quite tight. Not fun for an otherwise delightful opera in a beautiful theater. We think its is time for folks to complain and vote with their hind ends. Come on theaters - we are not sardines!! The Opera House is much more comfortable. Symphony Hall and the Wang are okay.

Visited March 2013
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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“NICE THEATER”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

One of the major theaters in town. But also one of the smaller ones. Shows here are intimate and nicely done. Front seats in the dress circle boxes are slightly obstructed - not enough so to ruin any show but noticeable. Best seats are straight on orchestra or balcony though all except box seats area bit cramped. Do not be deterred by anything.

Visited November 2012
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New Haven, Connecticut
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“Comedy show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A beautiful, old style theater where we caught a stand-up comedy show. The seats were comfortable, the sound was excellent, the attendants were helpful and we would go back for another show.

Visited December 2012
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