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Boston Opera House

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Address: 539 Washington St., Boston, MA
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Beautiful Theatre!

This theatre is absolutely beautiful! It is a reminder of how beautifully a theatre was once built! We went for a matinee of the Boston Ballet. It was a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This theatre is absolutely beautiful! It is a reminder of how beautifully a theatre was once built! We went for a matinee of the Boston Ballet. It was a wonderful performance! The theatre staff was very pleasant and accommodating. We arrived a few minutes late, and they found us temporary seating until intermission when we could find our ticketed seats... More 

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Plympton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be part of the grand renovation... I was inside the theater when there was scaffolding to the gorgeous renovated painting on the ceiling when there were artisans re-"goldleafing" the mouldings when the chandeliers were out for renovation and polishing and refurbishing - and then again when the project was complete and the renovation was complete... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Row A in the Mezzanine, with a fantastic view of stage and great acoustics. Cabaret was fantastic also! The theater has been lovingly restored, and is simply gorgeous.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Boston, I decided to get tickets to the Boston Opera House to watch Cabaret. The Boston Opera House was beautiful inside and out. The show was phenomenal. The architecture that you can see throughout this building is one of a kind. Also, this was my girlfriends first Broadway show. For her, and us, it was a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great show and excellent venue! Love the fantastic art and details in the theatre. Great seats in the orchestra.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boston Mass, is a remarkable hub of life, culture and history that gives something new at every street corner, like the Opera House. The gleaming palace of gilt and velvet is an exemplar of the beating heart that makes this city so unique. The perfect backdrop to any Broadway or west end tour and a must visit venue when in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Lively. Funny show Audience delighted Great dancing witty silliness Helpful staff Magnificent hallways and Lobbies

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Amazing ornate interiors greet you as you enter the lobby of the Opera House. It's a huge soaring performance space gilded in gold leaf with a huge balcony and ample seating. We were fortunate enough to see a touring Broadway musical, Something's Rotten on a Saturday night in January 2017 at the opera house. The performance was wonderful made all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

I am blown away by the beauty of the Boston Opera House! It has been beautifully restored to uphold its history. I went to see the Broadway show Something Rotten! and it was amazing. Great performers had the audience laughing the entire time. Definitely worth seeing if you're a fan of musicals like I am. Many references to other musicals... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This year's (2016) Nutcracker was excellent. The dancing was superb, and the service in the Opera House was quite good as well. It was a perfect activity for the holiday season.

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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