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Emerson Colonial Theater

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Production and sound were amazing - seat was awful

I was just here seeing Moulin Rouge - the show was fantastic and clearly benefited from whatever... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Andrea S
Madison, Wisconsin
LOVED the show!

The theater was absolutely beautiful. They didn't have our tickets at Will Call so we went to the... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Alison V
New London, New Hampshire, United States
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This grand Victorian theater, built in 1900, today hosts touring Broadway shows and other productions.
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106 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-4691
+1 888-616-0272
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All reviews during intermission beautiful theatre pre broadway front row production stalls play costumes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was skeptical about how the theater would handle the complex adaption of the movie, but they did an amazing job. The number of set changes still baffles me as to where they hid all the stuff! The show and the theater are both excellent....More

Reviewed August 23, 2018

I was just here seeing Moulin Rouge - the show was fantastic and clearly benefited from whatever upgrades they did recently to the theater. The theater is gorgeous, it reminds me of an old European theater but with new crisp, perfect sound. I was in...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed August 22, 2018

The recently remodeled theatre is beautiful inside. If you stay in a theatre district hotel, it is a short walking distance with several restaurants in the area to dine at before a show.

Thank Joni C
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The theater was absolutely beautiful. They didn't have our tickets at Will Call so we went to the ticket booth.The clerk pulled up our tickets quickly. The only ding: It cost $72 for three glasses of champagne!

Thank Alison V
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The remodel is FANTASTIC! The theatre is absolutely gorgeous, and the staff and friendly. Drinks are about the average cost for a theatre. Of course, the show was incredible, but it was a short run.

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My daughter and I purchased premium seats in Dress Circle A23 and A25 ($129 each). We decided to go with these seats vs balcony ($99 each) so we would have a better view. In total after fees and taxes we paid $292 for the two...More

Thank Tobster1
Reviewed August 16, 2018

WOW! This show is fantastic!!!! From the opening number to the encore, this show is high energy and jam packed with songs! Many new numbers have been infused into the production while including the ones that made the movie such a hit! The theater renovations...More

Thank annmarie02151
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful show from start to finish. Great set and costumes. Loved the updated music. The newly renovated theater is beautiful. Highly recommend seeing a show there.

Thank momomuddy
Reviewed August 13, 2018

To watch such a magnificent venue reopen with a show like "Moulin Rouge" is a hot fudge sundae with double cherries! The architectural work is amazing in detail, scope and color. The cast and crew of this pre Broadway production is like nothing I have...More

Thank Lydia B
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This theater is absolutely beautiful inside. My wife and I went to see Moulin Rouge for our anniversary and it was the best theater experience I’ve ever had. The staff was friendly and helpful. There are a couple bars serving beer and wine, and one...More

Thank CVChilihead
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Kathleen H
August 15, 2018|
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Response from CVChilihead | Reviewed this property |
They will not allow a professional camera
Eric V
October 11, 2015|
Response from davidrH1314VW | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding; I was away for the weekend. Unfortunately, I can not answer your question. I've only been there once, and we sat in the balcony. I am sure you will enjoy the show.