The Theater District is the center of Boston‘s lively theater scene. More than a dozen theaters feature thousands of performances every year. Once you have tickets to your favorite show, parking in the theater district doesn’t have to be a tragedy. Here’s a list of popular theaters and links to reserve parking near each venue with SpotHero.
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“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.” —Shubert Theater
“Originally a 1930s cinema palace, the Paramount Mainstage had closed in 1976 and fallen into disrepair by the time Emerson College purchased the building in 2005. Enchantingly restored in lively Art Deco style, the newly reopened Paramount Center’s largest facility is a 596-seat theatre with a brand new stage and orchestra pit. As the newest attraction in Boston’s Theatre District, the Paramount Mainstage evokes the thrill of American cinema’s Golden Age while hosting world-class performing artists.” — Parmount Theater
The Wilbur Theater
“The historic Wilbur Theatre is now the ultimate destination for comedy and music in Boston. The theatre was originally opened in 1915 but has been recently revitalized by former Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich starting in July 2008. Most every week features A-list talent in the world of comedy from Joel McHale and Jimmy Fallon to Bill Maher and Joan Rivers; as well as the world of music with Gavin Degraw and Kris Kristofferson to TV on the Radio and Broken Social Scene . The Wilbur Theatre is a must for anyone looking to kick back and have a good laugh or catch top national live music in the heart of Boston’s historic theater district.” — Wilbur Theater
Boston Opera House
“When the Boston Opera House first opened its doors 84 years ago as the B. F. Keith Memorial, it was reported to be “so magnificent that it kind of takes your breath away for awhile” (Boston Globe, October 30, 1928). Since the $54 million restoration was completed in 2004, hundreds of thousands of theater-lovers from throughout New England have come to agree.” —Boston Opera House
Cutler Majestic Theater
“A first-class performing home for many of New England’s finest arts groups, the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College gives residents and visitors to greater Boston exceptional and unusual cultural and entertainment programs to attend all year-round.” —Cutler Majestic Theater
“Owned and operated by Broadway In Boston, the Charles Playhouse has recently undergone a $2,000,000 renovation and celebrated its 175th Anniversary in 2014. With a fresh new look and feel, the Charles is prepared for the next 175 years to entertain and delight Bostonians and people from all over the world for generations to come.” —Charles Playhouse
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Citi Performing Arts Center – Wang Theater
“Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wang Theatre has housed the performing arts since opening in 1925, developing from a movie “cathedral” and home to vaudeville musicals and big bands, to today’s role as an impressive venue for world-class theatre, music, Broadway, and dance. Through the generosity of Dr. An and Lorraine Wang, the Theatre was restored to its former glory in 1983. Today the Wang Theatre holds 3,500 audience members and boasts one of the five largest stages in the country.” —Wang Theater
“The mission of The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is to produce quality theatrical productions of varying genres and styles which are entertaining, challenging, and provocative, which reach a wide variety of audiences through reasonable ticket prices and outreach programs, and to support and nurture the talents of Boston-area theatre artists through employment, training, and development opportunities.” —Lyric Stage
The Orpheum Theatre was built in 1852. It’s one of the oldest theaters in the United states. You can read the history of the Orpheum Theater here. Today, it’s a popular music venue.
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