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Boston Opera House

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Exit nightmare

Saw Hamilton here yesterday and overall it was a good experience. The entry process although busy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Duxbury, Massachusetts
not perfect but beautiful

I've seen many shows here over the years, the most recent of which was Hamilton, which was good but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Watertown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday

Saw Hamilton here yesterday and overall it was a good experience. The entry process although busy was organized and was all together easy. The exit process from the theater was nothing short of a nightmare, it took at least 25 minutes to exit. Let’s hope...More

Thank matttE1368QX
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Boston Opera House is a beautiful venue that gets some great shows. It's also, for a venue that was fully restored in 2004, in competition for the worst theater design in the country. Most recently renovated theaters have moderately comfortable seats. Not the Boston...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've seen many shows here over the years, the most recent of which was Hamilton, which was good but not the best musical I've ever seen, but I'm going to focus this review on the location. I'm always amazed by the incredible beauty of the...More

Thank novagirl11kd
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful place to see a show! Great staff and plenty of them! Lines for the bathroom was a little long but they address that too with a sweet lady calling out open stalls. They are thinking of everything!

Thank L8359HDkarens
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is just beautiful. The acoustics are wonderful. The view of the stage, even from up high, is very good. We didn't see the expressions on the faces of the singers and dancers much, but the choreography and sound quality were great, even...More

1  Thank Lindaqvx195
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Hamilton at the BOH today. Amazing show, definitely worth seeing. But when the show ends and 2500+ people are all trying to leave at the same time there just aren't enough stairways and the halls are Waaaaaay too narrow for that many people. Sit...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the Opera House to see Hamilton while visiting Boston. This is a beautiful opera house that rivals some that we’ve seen in Europe. Great acoustics. I recommend seeing Hamilton if you get a chance.

Thank Aint_Life_Great
Reviewed 1 week ago

The opera house is a gorgeous, well run venue. I have seen many performances here and I doubt there is a bad seat in the house. Just saw Hamilton there recently.....perfect spot. .

Thank Lulu1160745
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw Hamilton here with Mezzanine seats., The theatre is classic and beautiful. Acoustics could be improved. If you are a woman and need to use the facilities during intermission, good luck, because the line forms very quickly and many ran out of time. Can't...More

Thank sej60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing evening at a cultural milestone........The performance was magnificent! We had front row with semi obstructed view and probably wouldn’t do that again. Opt for center and further back if you get to choose.

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September 22, 2018|
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Response from Jean L | Reviewed this property |
Boston is FULL of fabulous restaurants...Marliaves and the Parker House are within walking distance or a short train ride...Maggianos, Teatro and Legal Seafood are all in the area...you cannot be disappointed with Boston... More
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July 4, 2018|
Response from GloryGirl78 | Reviewed this property |
If I recall they offer pretzels and candies.
June 19, 2018|
Response from Jean L | Reviewed this property |
Complex ? Seating is not my thing....all I can say is this magnificent theater refurbished to a period many years before, to a real feel of the wonderfal past is a gem....how proud Boston is to welcome you to this venue!