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“A disaster, too hot, seat room is a (bad) joke, too crowded” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Shubert Theatre

Shubert Theatre
Ranked #152 of 371 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: 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.
Massachusetts
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A disaster, too hot, seat room is a (bad) joke, too crowded”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I have suffered through the Shubert in the past, but have had enough. Last night's performance of Cosi Fan Tutte was okay, but the Shubert was a disaster. It was incredibly hot. As always, the halls are ridiculously crowded during intermission, with no traffic flow. But worst of all, the seats - downstairs no less - had virtually no leg room. We literally had to swing to the sides to allow room for our knees. With so many options today (HD Theater, e.g.), someone has to wake up and realize that opera will not last (or other cultural events) in Boston if one can not have a pleasant, worthwhile experience. Before, you dish out $90+ for such tickets, check the venue. If it is the Shubert, PASS!!

Visited March 2013
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Rye, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very nice theater but no tight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We are six feet tall and the orch. legroom was quite tight. Not fun for an otherwise delightful opera in a beautiful theater. We think its is time for folks to complain and vote with their hind ends. Come on theaters - we are not sardines!! The Opera House is much more comfortable. Symphony Hall and the Wang are okay.

Visited March 2013
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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351 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“NICE THEATER”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

One of the major theaters in town. But also one of the smaller ones. Shows here are intimate and nicely done. Front seats in the dress circle boxes are slightly obstructed - not enough so to ruin any show but noticeable. Best seats are straight on orchestra or balcony though all except box seats area bit cramped. Do not be deterred by anything.

Visited November 2012
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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comedy show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A beautiful, old style theater where we caught a stand-up comedy show. The seats were comfortable, the sound was excellent, the attendants were helpful and we would go back for another show.

Visited December 2012
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Massachusetts
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152 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“The Theater is outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The Theater is really something to see, It was in excellent shape and seats were great.

Staff was outsanding and were wonderful to us. Took my wife, grandson and myself to

see mummenshanz was interesting, My wife is handicapped and the staff was extremly helpful.

Visited December 2012
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