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Colonial Theatre

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Address: 106 Boylston St., Theatre District, Boston, MA 02116
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+1 617-426-9366
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10:00 - 18:00
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This grand Victorian theater, built in 1900, today hosts touring Broadway...

This grand Victorian theater, built in 1900, today hosts touring Broadway shows and other productions.

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Book of Mormon was fantastic and the beautiful Colonial Theatre

We saw Book of Mormon at the Colonial Theatre. The show was great and the theatre is just beautiful. I've heard some people complain about the size/comfort of the seats, but the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2015
Wendy F
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We saw Book of Mormon at the Colonial Theatre. The show was great and the theatre is just beautiful. I've heard some people complain about the size/comfort of the seats, but the Orchestra was great and the acoustics perfect. The restroom situation can definitely be improved but it's an old theatre and you have to expect some quirks. Glad that... More 

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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Grand OLD theater. Lovely décor, gold gilt everywhere. All seats seem to have a good view. We were in the balcony and had a perfect view of the whole stage . There are a few seats with views obstructed by posts, but only a few. However, the biggest drawback are the seats, or rather the rows of seats. There is... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The venue needs work, as noted by many others. The show (Book of Mormon) was great, we'd been unable to see it on Broadway and were happy to go for 2/3 the price in Boston.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Front row of the Mezzanine offered decent leg room, The theater itself is old yest still retains its glamour. The acoustics could use a bit of work but overall a delightful theater!

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1 Thank Sheila F
Natick, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Since I had such a hard time finding decent information about seating when I booked my seats for Book of Mormon, I wanted to share my thoughts now that I've seen the theater. 1) I'm quite impressed with the view of the stage even when you're up in the balcony off to the side (we sat in the right balcony).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We went to see The Book of Mormon at this theatre. The theate has a great rake and it will mean there is a good view from any seat in the stalls. This old theatre is charming and we were sad to hear it will close after the last performance of The Book of Mormon. The seating is a little... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The theatre was beautiful and it appeared almost any seat had a good view. The seats however need to be re-stuffed, The one I had was permanent indentation and wasn't supportive at all. The theatre was also very hot, not sure if there was even a/c.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Went here to see the Book of Mormon. This is an older theater and is starting to show its age. While a nice venue for seeing a play, the bathroom capacity is limited (and very busy during intermission) and lines to get refreshments are long. The seats are tightly packed and while cushioned not comfortable and offer very little leg... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Visited the theater to see the Book of Mormon. It is small. I'm under 5'5" and my knees were touching the seats in front of me. But you expect that in older theaters, as well as the lack of bathrooms. It is pleasant venue overall.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

The Colonial Theater is one of the oldest in Boston- it opened in 1900. It's a beautiful, intimate theater that allows for an engrossing theater experience. We just saw "The Book of Mormon" here. We sat about 10 rows back- terrific seats for the show. I suspect we could have sat further back and still have great views of the... More 

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