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Boston Opera House

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Address: 539 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111-1718
Phone Number: 617.259.3400
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent Venue

Had the opportunity to see a show at this wonderful venue on August 12, 2016. The ornate detail and craftsmanship is noteworthy. The huge marble pillars and intricate carvings was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the opportunity to see a show at this wonderful venue on August 12, 2016. The ornate detail and craftsmanship is noteworthy. The huge marble pillars and intricate carvings was very well done. The ushers were really nice and friendly! Would definitely want to attend another show at this venue!

Thank SeanWade
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If one judged only by the narrow and modest street facade one would not do justice to this important building. Well worth taking in as part of a visit to the Theater District

Thank David G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Boston Opera House is architecturally beautiful! Pictures do not do it justice! The ceiling is simply breathtaking! Saw the Broadway traveling show If/Then - and it is now my second favorite show following Wicked. The ushers were helpful and friendly. We easily purchased the tickets online. Wine is available along with some normal souvenirs. Great experience. Would love to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We are members of Broadway in Boston and have just fallen in love with this beautiful theater. Paintings, carvings, ornate tapestry. It is truly a work of art.

Thank KedsMA
Victoria, BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Had an opportunity to see the touring production of "Matilda" at the Opera House. The building is absolutely stunning from the outside Façade to the interior. Lots of attendants to show you to your seats, even in the bathroom! We were very impressed with this venue, and would definitely come back to see another show.

Thank snoopy647
Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We were at the Boston Opera House to see the musical Matilda. It is a spectacular building inside with lots of chandeliers, gold filigree, and red accents. We were up in the balcony and could hear everything being said and sung. The musical Matilda was fantastic, looking forward to seeing If/Then in July here.

Thank travel5bugEuro
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We came to the Boston Opera House to see Matilda, and it was really good! The theater was amazing inside, very historic and decadent.

Thank Tanya B
Southampton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Having seen three shows at the Opera House over the past 5 years, I would say it is easily my favorite theater to see a show. Be advised the far left and right seats really are limited view but the acoustic are incredible regardless where you sit.

Thank Matt S
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This theater is beautiful. My 11 year old daughter and I were here for for a play, Matilda. We had nice seats about 10 rows back from the stage. We thoroughly enjoyed the theater. The acoustics are good. Bathrooms are either down a flight of stairs or up a flight of stairs so if you have limited mobility beware. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

While in Boston recently, getting to see the Boston Opera House was a true treat. It is beautiful inside and out! A must see if you are in the Boston area.

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Staying in Downtown

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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.