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Boston Opera House

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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What a wonderful theatre. A great experience and the show was incredible. The amenities were very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DonPaul B
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Beautiful renovation

We visited the Opera House for a Hamilton performance on a Saturday evening. The theatre is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful theatre. A great experience and the show was incredible. The amenities were very tasteful and not overpriced. Convenient parking and good restaurants nearby. Highly recommended. DP

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DonPaul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Opera House for a Hamilton performance on a Saturday evening. The theatre is lovely. It has an old world charm to it... but, it also has old-world style... the exits are difficult, the lounge areas are not for lounging (and not much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go see a performance here. The theatre has been refinished and it is absolutely beautiful. You may have to go around the block as parking is a bit hard to locate.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SLynnS03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw Hamilton here yesterday and overall it was a good experience. The entry process although busy was organized and was all together easy. The exit process from the theater was nothing short of a nightmare, it took at least 25 minutes to exit. Let’s hope...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank matttE1368QX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Boston Opera House is a beautiful venue that gets some great shows. It's also, for a venue that was fully restored in 2004, in competition for the worst theater design in the country. Most recently renovated theaters have moderately comfortable seats. Not the Boston...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed November 8, 2018

I've seen many shows here over the years, the most recent of which was Hamilton, which was good but not the best musical I've ever seen, but I'm going to focus this review on the location. I'm always amazed by the incredible beauty of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank novagirl11kd
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Wonderful place to see a show! Great staff and plenty of them! Lines for the bathroom was a little long but they address that too with a sweet lady calling out open stalls. They are thinking of everything!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank L8359HDkarens
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The building itself is just beautiful. The acoustics are wonderful. The view of the stage, even from up high, is very good. We didn't see the expressions on the faces of the singers and dancers much, but the choreography and sound quality were great, even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Saw Hamilton at the BOH today. Amazing show, definitely worth seeing. But when the show ends and 2500+ people are all trying to leave at the same time there just aren't enough stairways and the halls are Waaaaaay too narrow for that many people. Sit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We attended the Opera House to see Hamilton while visiting Boston. This is a beautiful opera house that rivals some that we’ve seen in Europe. Great acoustics. I recommend seeing Hamilton if you get a chance.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stephanie C
December 10, 2018|
Response from Northern_Traveler00 | Reviewed this property |
The seats are wide enough but not much legroom upstairs
September 22, 2018|
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Response from Jean L | Reviewed this property |
Boston is FULL of fabulous restaurants...Marliaves and the Parker House are within walking distance or a short train ride...Maggianos, Teatro and Legal Seafood are all in the area...you cannot be disappointed with Boston... More
Carole S
July 4, 2018|
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If I recall they offer pretzels and candies.
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Santa Cruz, California
airbnb (4 Replies)
My friends are going to see "Hamilton" in Boston, at the Boston Opera House, in November. They would like a conveniently located airbnb. Suggestion on area to look at?
September 30, 2018|
Response fromforgotmypword|
Theater District, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown would work.
Dorothy J
Parking Advice for Boston Opera House (29 Replies)
Have tickets Thursday evening (10/4) for Wicked at the Boston Opera House. I'm sure Mapquest will get me into that vicinity (I know its near the Boston Common) but any good ideas on where to park? I'm not too thrilled about parking under the Common, if that is even still an option. Thanks for your help!
September 29, 2007|
Response fromSpike1958|
I use the Boston Common Garage and find it pretty convient for the Theater District, Back Bay area
West New York, New Jersey
Lenox & Boston Opera House (6 Replies)
Thinking of using the great TravelZoo deal on the Lenox for our trip to the Boston Opera House. Haven't done much in Boston - can we safely and easily get a taxi from the Opera House afterwards (am assuming we won't have a problem getting there!)? Also, would the taxi fares be in the $10-15 range for that?
January 09, 2010|
Response fromneslaw1|
I was really confused at first. Couldn't for the life of me figure out why you would think a cab ride from Lenox, Ma to boston would be $15. Anyway, I am not a taxi expert but the distance is not great. Getting a taxi should not be a problem from the opera house. If you really need to know the cost, I would call the hotel concierge who could probably answer the question.