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Shubert Theatre

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Address: 265 Tremont St, Theatre District, Boston, MA 02116-5696
Phone Number: +1 617-482-9393
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This restored 1500+ seat theatre - considered Boston Theater District's...

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.

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Beautiful venue

Went to see "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" (awesome!) and was happy with the theatre. I have long legs, and I thought the seats were roomy compared with similar venues... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
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Fredericton, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Went to see "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" (awesome!) and was happy with the theatre. I have long legs, and I thought the seats were roomy compared with similar venues in NYC. I sat in the Orchestra section near the back and visibility was great. I agree with another reviewer who said there probably isn't a bad seat... More 

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Went to see Priscilla Queen of the Dessert. Boy it was funny. Had a great view and the restoration of the old theatre was very good. But, not as good as the Majestic Theater in San Antonio!

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Thank funkikker
Palm Harbor, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The Shubert is a beautiful theater. I doubt that there is a bad seat in the house. It's small and intimate and beautifully restored. W recently attended a performance of "Cheers" and very much enjoyed the experience. And I will follow the schedule of shows and look forward to going to the Shubert again. But I would strongly discourage you... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We went to see the live Cheers plat on Friday evening. It was very entertaining and I would recommend it or any fans of Cheers. We had the VIP package so we were able to go on stage at intermission and have a beer at the bar. It made for a great ending to a great trip to Boston.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

I took my teenage daughter and her friend to the theater to see "Vocalosity". I wasn't expecting much from the show itself, or from the theater. I was pleasantly surprised by both. Pros: Beautiful theater. Just the right size. Great acoustics. Friendly staff Large/Clean bathrooms Nice bar selection Great location Cons: A bit pricey but you get what you pay... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable evening at a performance of the play "Love Letters" staring Ali McGraw and Ryan O'Neal! It was a fun night watching these two close friends at work in a wonderful theatre. It's great having shows like this in Boston. It saves us from having to make the trip to NYC!

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Amherst
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here did not disappoint. Easy to find in the city. Lots of staff on hand to direct play goers. Theater is beautiful -100 years old with a spectacular chandelier and architectural details. Acoustics were great, could hear perfectly and had good views from the balcony. Don't get there early. They don't let you sit until 15 minutes... More 

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South Dennis, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

We visited Boston to see the show "Once" here at the Shubert Theatre. The staff here is always very friendly and its a great venue for the shows they bring here. This time we sat in the balcony so be prepared. If your a tall person like myself there is no leg room and once you sit you will not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

We just saw the musical "Once" there and enjoyed both the musical and the theater. The theater is a moderate size, so there aren't too many "bad" seats (from a viewing standpoint). The theater is simple, but elegant with its off-white walls, gold painted wood mouldings, reliefs and trim and a beautiful chandelier. The acoustics were very good and the... More 

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Today we went to see musical "Once". This is our second visit to this theater. Stuff there are very friendly. I do not recommend their balcony seats. Not sure with other production but this one huge speaker was blocking the stage and we could not see almost 1/3 of the stage and when cast went up we could not see... More 

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