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539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Year opened: 1928
Capacity: 2,677

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This beautiful opera house started life in 1928 as the B.F. Keith Memorial Theatre where it played movies and was also one of the best examples of a vaudeville palace on the circuit. From 1929 it operated solely as a movie palace until 1980, when it was acquired as a home for the Opera Company of Boston. Today it plays host to a variety of entertainment from opera and ballet, as well as staging the many Broadway productions that tour the country, making it one of the most successful venues in the city.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Booking until Dec 31

  • Disney's Beauty And The Beast

    Opens Jan 06, 2016

  • Pippin

    Opens Feb 02, 2016

  • Matilda - The Musical

    Opens Jun 14, 2016

  • If/Then

    Opens Jul 05, 2016

Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker

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Until December 31, 2015

This reimagined production of The Nutcracker with costumes and sets by Robert Perdziola and choreography by Boston Ballet director Mikko Nissinen, is always the the centerpiece of the company's season. With The New York Times describing the production as "elegant and theatrically striking," this year's performance is a Christmas event not to be missed!

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

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January 6-10, 2016

Disney's timeless stage masterpiece features the animated film's Academy Award-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice.


February 2-14, 2016

A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting troupe, the musical first wowed audiences in 1972, seducing them with the astonishing musical fable, set to a rousing 1970's rock score, including the hits 'Magic to Do' and 'I Guess I'll Miss the Man.'

Matilda - The Musical

June 14-26, 2016

Matilda is a story about dreaming big, even though you may just be little. This hit musical is based on Roald Dahl's much-loved book of the same name, which tells the tale of an extraordinary child with hideous parents and an even more horrible headmistress. The production is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company - a winning combination earning it four awards at the 2013 Tonys!


July 5-17, 2016

A new musical about the different paths our life can take, If/Then embarks on its first national tour. Written by the Pulitzer Prize winning duo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the show launched on Broadway in 2014, and garnered two Tony nominations.

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