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Address : 539 Washington St, Boston

Open Hours : 10am-5pm

Best Show : How to Kill a Mockingbird

Best time to visit : All year round

Best Seats : Centre aisle seats

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Boston Opera House, Boston Overview

Also known as the Citizens Bank Opera house the beautifully standing opera building was originally a theatre made in memory of B.F Keith. The Opera House is currently an active opera house that showcases diverse performances. They have elegant ballet dances, cultural dances, and concerts that play on a scheduled basis in the theatre. The Opera can pass as a sight that looks at showcasing talent and putting up marvelous acts for its audience.

Located on Washington St. the Opera House has a massive capacity of 2,600 people. The Boston ballet performances at the Opera house are one of the most recognized performances because of its internationally-acclaimed dances and extremely professional level of choreography. In addition to the plays, dramas, and performances they also have an elite dining facility that is provided to the visitors during an interval. The Citizens bank Opera house also has historical tours and hosts private events at special requests. The Opera house is a platform showcasing the highest level of talent to engage a large audience and grasp their maximum attention.

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How to reach the Boston Opera House

The Boston Opera House is easily accessible by both private and public transport.
Car: Visitors who are traveling by car should put in the exact address ( 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111) on a GPS software to get accurate directions to the desired location. Parking is also available in and around the theatre for the visitors. The area has several parking garages for the visitors to park their cars freely and enjoy the show
Train: The theatre is also accessible by train, visitors should follow the MBTA to get to the theatre.
Redline- Visitors who take the red line should get off at Park Street Station. Once they exit the station they should walk across Tremont street and then walk down Washington Street after which the theatre is on the right of the street.
Orange line- After taking the orange line the visitors should exit from the correct side to reach Washington street and then walk up a few blocks to find the theatre.
Greenline- Visitors taking the green line should get off at Boylston Street and exit the station to cross Tremont Street. After that, they must turn right on Avery street and turn right again after a block to reach Washington Street.

Shows at the Boston Opera House

The Boston Opera House showcases a wide range of performances for its visitors, the following are some of the most well crafted, acted, and directed acts.
  • Anastasia
  • Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
  • Tootsie
  • Triple Bill
  • The Nutcracker ( Ballet Performance)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Off the Charts
  • A Midnight’s Summer Dream
  • My Fair Lady
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • ChoreograpHER
  • Ain’t too Proud
  • Hamilton


  • Historic tours: The Theatre provides a 1-hour educational tour beneficial for adults and teenagers. The tours show them around the theatre pointing out areas of a massive renovation. They also take the visitors around the lobby, and the majestic auditorium showing them the making and effort that goes through putting up these wonderful acts. To get a peek into the backstage of the auditorium visitors can pay an additional USD10 and get a chance to go backstage.
  • Children Tours: The children's tour is a 1-hour educational tour that the theatre offers to children an experience in New England's finest theatres with a highly educational and intellectual perspective.

Dinning options in and around the area.

The theatre does not have any dining facilities within the theatre itself but it does have several restaurants in the block.
  • Legal crossing
  • Wine and Bar Kitchen
  • Back deck
  • Fajitas and Ritas
  • Artisan Burrito
  • Teatro
  • Papagayo

History of the Boston Opera House

The Boston Opera House was originally built as the B.F Keith Memorial Theatre, a lavish theatre that was structured by Thomas Lamb. The theatre was one of his greatest works. The theatre opened on October 29, 1928, presenting a run of short films along with a live vaudeville- a French genre of theatre. Later on, they went to show more films until the 1950s. The theatre was bought by Radio Keith Orpheum and bore signage in the name of ‘RKO Keiths’ and ‘B.F Keiths.’ Later in 1956 the theatre was bought by a company named Sack Theatre and renamed the memorial to Savoy theatre. They later made a smaller theatre at the theatre stage that was speared by the original theatre, In addition to this, they also built a masonry across the proscenium.
In 1980, the theatre had closed down and went into the hands of Sarah Cadwell, the owner of the Opera Company of Boston. The theatre was well built and renovated until the unforeseen circumstances that led to a financial crisis for the Opera Company of Boston. They were financially unable to pay for the extra expenses that were put into to build this entire theatre after which it was kept in the dark. The building also faced immense water leakage and electrical problems during this time.
In 1999, Mayor Thomas tried to get the theatre a landmark recognition. After several failed attempts he managed to do so and gave the project to complete the renovation to the Clear Channel Company. They were still court fights with the idea of expanding the theatre. Finally, the renovation of 38 million dollars was completed and the theatre resumed its performances. The first show on 16th July 2004 was the Lion King Broadway play. The theatre is now functioning extremely smoothly and showcases phenomenal performances to its massive audience.

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