Boston Theatre District shows for 2014 include an exciting mix of Broadway favorites, musicals, comedies, experimental theater, and heart-warming family shows.
Boston's thriving downtown Theatre District is more exciting than ever.
You'll love the splendor of the magnificent Boston Opera House and other historic theaters.
But don't miss the gorgeous new performance spaces at Emerson College as well as Boston's many other smaller venues.
Use the following list of Boston theater performances to plan your schedule, find great seats, get theater tickets, and even check out best shows for kids. If you plan ahead, you may even be able to get half-price tickets.
Quick Links: Addresses for major Boston theaters (bottom of this page)
Boston Opera House: June 26 - July 20
Set to Andrew Lloyd Webber's mesmerizing music, Phantom of the Opera's tale of love and sacrifice, threats and terror in the Paris Opera House will thrill you during a memorable performance. Don't miss this chance to see this huge Broadway hit in Boston's own magnificent Opera House!
The Lion King - Boston Opera House - September 9 - October 12
The Lion King - Boston Opera House - Thru October 12
Mamma Mia! - Colonial Theatre tickets - October 28 - November 2
Swan Lake - Boston Opera House - October 30 - November 8
Mamma Mia! - Colonial Theatre tickets - Thru November 2
Swan Lake - Boston Opera House - Thru November 8
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Shubert Theatre tickets - December 9-14
Motown: The Musical - Boston Opera House - January 27 - February 15
Motown: The Musical - Boston Opera House - Thru February 15
Disney on Ice: Frozen - TD Garden - February 13-22
Lady of the Camellias - Boston Opera House - February 26 - March 8
Charles Playhouse: On-Going
Don't wear your good clothes (hint: they hand out rain ponchos) but do expect to have a ton of fun at Boston's funniest show put on by bald blue guys. None-stop story-telling, comedy, music, theatrics, and audience interaction. Perfect family show for all ages.
Charles Playhouse: On-Going
Part theater, part improv, Shear Madness revolves around a zany plot featuring a murder in a hair salon, but audience involvement means the show has a different ending every night - so you can see it more than once for lots of laughs and entertainment. Best for children 13 and over, unless you want to explain all the innuendos (or count on your kids not to understand them).
70s disco hits and a great dance floor set the stage for The Donkey Show - but that's just the beginning. Mirror balls, feathered divas, roller skaters, and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are part of an interactive show that unfolds around you.
Boston's compact size means that if you're staying in central Boston, you can easily walk to the Theatre District theaters.
But if you're driving into the city for a performance, you will need a place to park.
To find the closest garages, check out our suggestions for nearby parking. There are also a few small lots near Washington Street.
For the easiest parking experience - "easiest" meaning you're not gridlocked in our 1-lane, 1-way streets around the Theatre District when all the shows end - park in the huge garage under Boston Common and walk a block or two to your theater.
925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston (on BU campus)
American Repertory Theatre
64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge; www.americanrepertorytheater.org; (617) 547-8300
Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) - Click on Tickets on the top menu bar
539 Tremont Street, South End
Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street, Theatre District
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Ave, Fenway
74 Warrenton Street, Theatre District
106 Boylston Street, Theatre District
Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College
219 Tremont Street, Theatre District
Lyric Stage Company Theatre
140 Clarendon Street, 2nd Floor (between Trinity Place and Stuart Street); Back Bay
Marine Industrial Park (primarily a summer venue)
Northern Ave and Drydock Ave (head toward the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, South Boston Waterfront
Oberon at American Repertory Theatre
2 Arrow Street, Cambridge
1 Hamilton Place, Historic Downtown Boston
559 Washington Street, Theatre District
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Shubert Theatre (part of Citi Performing Arts Center)
265 Tremont Street, Theatre District
Stuart Street Playhouse - CLOSED
200 Stuart Street, Bay Village
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Fenway neighborhood
100 Legends Way, West End
Wang Center (part of Citi Performing Arts Center)
270 Tremont Street, Theatre District
Wheelock Family Theatre
200 The Riverway, Fenway
246 Tremont Street, Theatre District
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Boston Opera House - January 7 - 19
Once tells the heart-warming story of two strangers, one an Irish musician and the other a Czech immigrant, who meet on the streets of Dublin and fall in love while they collaborate on music. You'll love the music and the romance in this stage adaptation of the Academy-award winning film.
Working - Lyric Theatre - Check Goldstar for half-price tickets - January 8 - 26
Venus in Fur - Boston University Theatre - January 8-28 - Check Goldstar
Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody - Shubert Theatre tickets - January 17
Blue Man Group - Charles Playhouse - Check Goldstar for discount tickets - Select dates
Hairspray - Wheelock Family Theatre - January 24-February 21 - Check Goldstar
The Color Purple - Boston Center for the Arts - Half-price tickets from Goldstar - Feb 5-8
Compagnie Kafig - Shubert Theatre tickets - February 7 - 9
West Side Story - Symphony Hall tickets - February 14-16
Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate - TD Garden tickets - February 14 - 23
Close to Chuck - Boston Opera House - March 13-23
Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles - Wang Center tickets- February 21 - 22
Spank! Harder - The Fifty Shades Parody Sequel - Wilbur Theatre tickets - February 23
TAO Dance Company - Shubert Theatre tickets - February 28
Shen Yun Performing Arts - Wang Center tickets- February 28 - March 2
Boston Opera House: March 13-23
Cinderella has it all: a Prince, a beautiful young girl, a wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and a fairy godmother with a magic wand. You'll be thrilled by the music and lavish production of Boston Opera House's premiere of Sir Frederick Ashton's enchanting version of this beloved fairy tale.
Shen Yun Performing Arts - Wang Center tickets- Through March 2
Chelsea Handler - Wang Center tickets - March 7
Ira Glass - Symphony Hall tickets - March 9
Flashdance - Colonial Theatre tickets - March 11 - 23
Boston Lyric Opera: Rigoletto - Shubert Theatre tickets - March 14 - 23
Dream Theater - Boston Opera House tickets - March 25
Heartbeat of Home - Wang Center tickets - March 26 - April 6
Boston Opera House: April 1-27
Book of Mormon takes you along on the adventures of a pair of mismatched Mormon boys as they take on a mission that will leave you laughing. Don't miss this hilarious Broadway musical during its month in Boston!
Heartbeat of Home - Wang Center tickets - Continuing through April 6
Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music - Orpheum Theatre tickets - April 12-13
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - Wheelock Family Theatre - April 13-27
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre - Wang Center tickets - May 1 - 4
Disney Junior Live: Pirate & Princess Adventure - Agganis Arena tickets - May 2-4
Sid the Science Kid Live! - Wilbur Theatre tickets - May 3
Boston Lyric Opera: Puritani - Shubert Theatre tickets - May 4 - 11
Boston Ballet's Pricked - Boston Opera House - May 8 - 18
Mark Morris Dance Group - Shubert Theatre tickets - May 15-18
Boston Ballet presents George Balanchine's Jewels - Boston Opera House - May 22 - June 1
Peter and The Starcatcher - Shubert Theatre tickets - May 27 - June 8
Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna - Marine Industrial Park - May 29 - June 15
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