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Wang Theater

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Address: 270 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-5692 (Formerly Citi Performing Arts Center)
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+1 617-482-9393
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson...

Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson Colonial Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience.

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Gorgeous, Stunning Theater, a bit more leg room would make it perfect

Once you have read a few reviews you'll notice some recurring themes all of which have validity. On the plus side this is one of the most beautiful theatres you could chose to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce L
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Milton, Canada
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Milton, Canada
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you have read a few reviews you'll notice some recurring themes all of which have validity. On the plus side this is one of the most beautiful theatres you could chose to see a show at--the architecture, sculptures, paintings, all coalesce into an exceptional aesthetic experience even before the show starts. On the negative side the seats are not... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for dancing with the stars live in January and we were part of the first group to sit in the new seats! We were so comfortable and the view was great. Such a beautiful place to see a show or concert!

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Thank Devon E
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Never again even for free. Very uncomfortable seats (I am average person, size 10), not enough air, rails are on the way from all view angles (yes, I checked, because after intermission there were a lot of empty seats all around). Organization of entering was below any grade. Performance started late than had to. Shen Yun is not what they... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I went to the Wang Theater for a performance of Shen Yun. The ushers took care of the security screening in the entry way before the doors opened, This facilitated entry quite a bit. The beautiful interior obviously has fairly recently been refurbished. The seats are newly upholstered but the rows are so close together that a... More 

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Thank Orso52
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The place is beautiful, but the people who run it don't have a clue. Went and saw Louis CK last night. He was great but the staff there almost ruined the night. The place is huge (3500 seats) but there is only one way to enter and only a few people doing security. They spend about 30 seconds checking each... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

October 2016 we went to see "An American in Paris". It did not disappoint. Neither did the Wang Theatre. I'd never attended this beautiful old place. It's worth a visit just to breathe in the 1920s architecture and atmosphere. It's expensive to see a Broadway show but reasonable for some musical concerts. My only complaint was the theatre seats were... More 

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Thank CaliforniaGirl500
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Over the last month the Wang replaced all the seats in the house and refurbished it a bit. The broken panes of mirrored glass in the alcoves have ben replaced and the swag curtains seem to have been spruced up. Unfortunately the sound system is terrible. Three speakers over the proscenium broadcast across the room while sound bounces off those... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent! Had great seats in 4th row. She sings just as well as back in the day. The Wang is also a beautiful venue.

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Thank Lawrence S
Interlachen, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

The lobby was packed with excitement and the lush design dazzled your mind. The people in attendance were so happy to be there and everyone was friendly and gracious. The seating provided everyone with a very good view of the stage.

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

My husband and I just love going here. We saw An American in Paris a few weeks back. The theater is beautiful. The performances are always top notch. We went to the Wang/ Boch theater for a matinee. I just love the fact that we can go for an early dinner and enjoy a play then take the bus back... More 

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