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Address: 270 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-5603
Phone Number: +1 617-482-9393
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Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson...

Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson Colonial Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience.

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Maks and Val on tour

The theater and stage performance were top notch. Seating was comfortable, acoustics clear and use of additional screens to tell their story added depth to the biography being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The theater and stage performance were top notch. Seating was comfortable, acoustics clear and use of additional screens to tell their story added depth to the biography being told on stage. The opulence of the theater with the pairings, sconces and architecture left me in awe. I spent the intermission time gazing at all of the details and history of... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Great place to hear live music, but the seats are very close together. If comfort is your biggest issue, I suggest your choose elsewhere. Lots of history and great architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We saw "Elf the Musical" here the weekend following Thanksgiving and truly, it was magical ! The play was excellent & based on the movie Elf. But the theatre was fantastic ! We had seats in the balcony & had a great view of all the elaborate adornments in this world class theatre, It reminded us of Buffalo's grand theatre... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Came here for the Kraftwerk 3D concert. The venue itself is beautiful. Per other reviews, folks aren't kidding that the seats are pretty narrow. Given that the building was built in 1925, I'm assuming people were generally smaller and thinner than they are now. ;) Getting through the lobby was a little tough just because it was so crowded, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We recent saw Irving Berlin's white christmas great show! I highly recommend it if it returns again the future! My only complaint is that the seats were a bit on the small side. I felt squashed sitting next to my neighbor and husband. Otherwise, very pleasurable experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Positives: really great historic theater - white Christmas performance was fantastic Improvement: nothing to improve on service and performance - but think about improved parking deals please.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Staff were very helpful finding seats. We saw White Christmas and it was horrible but the theater was nice, clean and easy to get to

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I saw white Christmas here--staff was very helpful pleasant and the atmosphere and show were both great. Tip for the ladies --3rd floor washroom is large and almost no wait :)

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Halifax, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Boston natives are tough - from fierce weather and other travails. Going to the Wang Center is more of the same. Some pros: Easy access & parking via car; convenient T stops; interesting performances; beautiful décor. Most seats have decent view. Good sound system. Some cons: Limited public space pre show and intermission. Bathrooms below volume needed for size of... More 

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Lothian, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not a bad seat in the house, staff was extremely nice and friendly, and the venue is absolutely beautiful. Heard it was built in the 1920's as a movie theater, and was restored to it's original state. Just gorgeous inside.

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