The magnificent Boston Opera House provides a spectacular setting for gala performances, famous performers, and lavish shows in the heart of Boston's Theatre District.
Dazzling with gold, crystal, and an ethereal painted dome ceiling, the ornate theater comfortably accommodates 2,600 in its plush red velvet seats, and transports you back to an era of luxury and opulence.
Boston Ballet performs their famous production of The Nutcracker here each year during the November and December holiday season.
This luxurious theater is also where you can see top Broadway musicals, internationally famous dance troupes, and Boston's most spectacular shows.
The Opera House's convenient location in the downtown Theatre District along Washington Street puts it only a block away from Boston Common and its underground parking garage, plus nearby subway stations make it easy to reach on public transportation.
Boston Opera House address: 539 Washington Street Nearest T (subway) station: Red Line/Downtown Crossing
Top photo: Boston Opera House's ornate front facade
Boston Opera House Schedule: Shows & Performances
Boston Opera House hosts Boston Ballet performances, touring Broadway shows, and other top-rated cultural performances, concerts, and presentations.
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Boston Opera House History
Boston's original Opera House, built in 1901 on Huntington Avenue near Symphony Hall, was demolished in 1957 and Northeastern University replaced it with a dorm.
The current Spanish Baroque-style Opera House started its life as the B.F. Keith Memorial Theatre and later became the Savoy Theatre. By the 1990s, the grand but decaying building seemed destined for demolition until a $35 million overhaul fully restored its opulent splendor in 2004.
The breath-taking Beaux Arts interior features dazzling gold leaf, rococo decorations, and 16 massive Italian marble columns weighing 7 tons each - the perfect setting for the spectacular productions staged here.
In case you're wondering: the Opera House usually does not stage operas.
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.