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Boston: Venues

Boston Venues: Venues Around Boston

Below are our Boston Venues recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, venue history and other points of interest in Boston Art.

Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)

BCA hosts more than 50 productions each year by about 20 different companies. BCA has four theaters: the BCA Plaza Theatre, the BCA Plaza Black Box, and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (which includes the Roberts Studio Theatre and the Wimberly Theatre). Currently, BCA has four resident theater companies: Company One, Pilgrim Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and the Theatre Offensive. ...more...

CITI Performing Arts Center

Citi Performing Arts Center is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions, with two major theaters:

The Wang Theatre, a 3,600-seat venue, is one of the five largest stages in the country. When it opened in 1925, it was called The Metropolitan or “The Met.” It was hailed as a magnificent movie “cathedral,” reminiscent of the splendor of a Louis XIV palace, and was considered the most important Boston …more…

Jordan Hall – New England Conservatory

Boston’s New England Conservatory (NEC) is one of the nation’s most prestigious schools of music, and the only conservatory in the nation to be included on the National Register of Historic Places.  Jordan Hall is the name of both the Conservatory’s main building and the concert hall located in the middle of that building.  Both were opened in 1903, gifts of Conservatory trustee Eben Jordan.  The dedication concert was performed …more…

Modern Theatre

Boston’s Modern Theatre is a historic venue in Boston’s downtown, and a major asset to the cultural and academic life at Suffolk University, which owns and manages the hall. The building began in 1876 as the Dobson Building, designed by Levi Newcomb. In 1914 it was renovated as a movie theater, at its reopening described as the “most elegant state-of-the-art theatre of its size.” ...more...

Sanders Theatre – Harvard University

The Sanders Theatre is one of Boston’s most beautiful venues for the performing arts. Located in Harvard University’s Memorial Hall (a National Historic Landmark), Sanders began life as one of the school’s major lecture halls and the setting for commencement ceremonies. The building itself was erected as a monument to Harvard graduates who fought in the Civil War, with funding from Charles Sanders (class of 1802). ...more...