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Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6340
+1 508-994-2900
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A very pleasurable experience.

It was our first visit to the "Z" and it was a very impressive one (we saw the Christmas Sojourn... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
My Fair Lady with the New Bedford Festival Theatre!

This was an absolutely amazing show! Just like Broadway in New Bedford! We are blessed to have this... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Katrina M
Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
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684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6340
+1 508-994-2900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first visit to the "Z" and it was a very impressive one (we saw the Christmas Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan). We live over the bridge on the Cape in Falmouth and we couldn't believe how easy and quick it was to get...More

Thank RichS
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was an absolutely amazing show! Just like Broadway in New Bedford! We are blessed to have this amazing theater!

Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Zeiterion Theatre – very nice place to see a concert. The theater was well maintained and the staff very friendly. The theater is supported by the community (which is great) and it sells “Memberships” that enable these people to buy tickets early. For the show...More

Thank piccode
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great restored theatre from the 20s. The premier of Moby Dick was held here in the 50s. Some of the seats are a bit in need of replacement, but the acoustics are excellent for music and plays.

Thank David W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I kick myself for not going more often. Great location, beautiful building, always a great experiance

Thank jeannep32
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this historic theater many times. Great place to see a show. The NB symphony were great. Not a bad view in the theater. Plenty of restaurants and bars in surrounding area.

1  Thank rgrasela
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There is nothing quite like the Zeiterion, as it has everything the visitor or native New Bedford resident would want in plays, concerts, spectacles of all types. Diehard fans and first-timers alike depart sated with enjoyment, and, at the same time, already eager to return...More

Thank MelYoken
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Went to see the Coast Guard Band perform, acoustics were excellent,, never a bad seat parking on a Sunday was no problem and free

Thank rthibault105
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Zeiterion is centrally located in downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts and has a reputation of providing big name performers to residents and visitors. Among some of the top acts recently include William Shatner, Jay Leno, Melissa Etheridge and the late Joan Rivers. I highly recommend...More

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Seats are comfortable plenty of parking, love the refreshments, wine included, Senior discounts apply for most performances.

1  Thank MariaQ290
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