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The Wilbur Theatre

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Address: 246 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-5603
Phone Number: +1 617-248-9700
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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NOISY bar service spoils concert

We were delighted and amazed by Jake Shimbakuru's talent but very annoyed that drinks are being made and served throughout the concert. I did not realize that the bar would be... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
chicago IL
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At a recent concert by the extraordinary ukulelist Jake Shimabukuro, the audience was treated to his virtuosity and joyful personality!! But sadly the Wilbur Theater is a poor venue, because it's bar service marred what could have been a really enjoyable evening at a live show. At first, I was surprised that the theater has, on the Floor Level, a... More 

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chicago IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were delighted and amazed by Jake Shimbakuru's talent but very annoyed that drinks are being made and served throughout the concert. I did not realize that the bar would be open throughout the performance. Whirring, clinking and crushing ice were only some of the sounds heard during musical pieces. There was also constant traffic of the servers in and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw Bob Newhart and our close seats provided an excellent experience. They're a little snug as so many people are jammed for more money, but it was doable. Classic old theater gives a glimpse of days quickly fading away. Good staff service.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the privilege to see Bob Newhart at the Wilbur Theatre Boston. The theatre is a bit tired and in need of refurbishment but adequate for the purpose and helped by great staff. Very friendly experience.

Thank NGER14
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second visit to this venue the first being last year. Everything except the bar stools for seats last year was good. Oddly good acoustics and not a word of the comedic show was missed. This visit we are seated in the balcony which has traditional theatre seating. There is a bar and a bathroom ALL the way... More 

Thank Kimberly B
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I went to the Wilbur Theater on a Friday night to see Brian Regan's comedy show. He was absolutely hilarious and put on a great show. In my opinion, the venue is great for a comedy show. It's a smaller theater which makes you feel more connected to the performer, and you can't go wrong with whatever seat you choose.... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here for a comedy show. We were not allowed to use umbrellas while waiting in the rain. Very rude workers.

Thank brownwells
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Went to the Wilbur the other night for a comedy show. Pros--1) There really isn't a bad seat in the house. We were in the left mezzanine and had a perfectly clear view. 2) It's small enough to feel connected to the performers. 3) Location. It's close to restaurants so a pre-or post show drink or dinner is easily accessible... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

I tried to buy tickets to a performance but I was told that the tickets for were not available to the general public yet. HOWEVER, tickets to the same performance were already being sold by online scampers for a 50% markup over listed prices. I wonder how much of a kickback the Wilbur Theatre gets for selling tickets to the... More 

Thank Bryan T
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We came to see Jim Gaffigan are were not disappointed! We had a great view from the mezzanine. Three things; seats are all squished in, so be ready for no leg room. Secondly, drinks super expensive, and thirdly the only bathroom is in the basement. Otherwise a great venue to see a performance!

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