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Theatre DistrictBoston

From Broadway musicals to the ballet to the Blue Man Group, you have a wide selection of performances at your fingertips in Boston’s premier cultural district.

Boston’s Theatre District is a fantastic destination for staged entertainment in the city. Get your ticket and enjoy top quality entertainment. Discover an array of theatrical talent, ranging from stand-up comedies to extravagant musical productions, in the heart of downtown Boston.

Walk along Washington and Tremont streets and check out the shows currently playing. The Theatre District offers a range of performance spaces, from iconic theaters that seat thousands to intimate black box stages.

See a lavish production at Boston Opera House. The ornate French and Italian style theater is known for putting on headline productions, such as Broadway musicals. Watch the Boston Ballet’s annual performance of Nutcracker here during November and December.

Prepare to laugh your way through any performance at Charles Playhouse. While the red-brick building may look unassuming from the outside, this black box theater hosts two of Boston’s most unconventional acts: Shear Madness and the Blue Man Group.

If you prefer music concerts to theatrical productions, visit the Orpheum. The historic theater attracts world-class musicians, bands and rock stars.

Time your visit around summer so you can attend Shakespeare on the Common. Every July and August, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company gives free performances of a Shakespeare play. Spread out your blanket on the Boston Common’s green lawn and enjoy theater under the stars. Come early to hear jazz music performed by students and alumni of the New England Conservatory.

Even if you don’t have time to stay for a show, take a few minutes to walk through the lobbies of some of the Theatre District’s most beautiful venues. The Schubert and Wang theaters are known for being particularly stunning.

The Theatre District is in the heart of downtown Boston. Have a delicious meal at one of the restaurants lining the streets or enjoy a post-show stroll through Boston Common.

Top hotels in Theatre District

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Found Hotel Boston Common
Found Hotel Boston Common
2.5 out of 5
78 Charles Street South, Boston, MA
The price is £106 per night

Located in Theatre District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Boston Common and Copley Square. Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Hynes Convention Center are ...

3.7/5Good! (371 reviews)

"Location is excellent, it is close to MBTA, and South Station, price is right, and property is historic"…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2020

Found Hotel Boston Common
HI Boston
HI Boston
2 out of 5
19 Stuart Street, Boston, MA

Located in Theatre District, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cutler Majestic Theatre and Boston Opera House. Boston Common and Boston Public ...

4.3/5Excellent! (781 reviews)

"Great breakfast, friendly manager, lots of space, small library, laundry, TV, downstairs lounge area, close to T and South Station"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

HI Boston
W Boston, a Marriott Hotel
W Boston, a Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA

Located in Theatre District, this spa hotel is steps away from Wilbur Theatre, Boch Center and Emerson College. Charles Playhouse and Tufts Medical Center are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,577 reviews)

"Great staff! So friendly and accommodating! Got us early check in with a room upgrade even! Lounge had fabulous DJ and the ice cream with lava cake was to die for!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

W Boston, a Marriott Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
5 out of 5
10 Avery St, Boston, MA

Located in Theatre District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Boston Opera House and Downtown Crossing. The Freedom Trail and Boston Common are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (229 reviews)

"Love the service and the consistency of it at the Ritz. Staff was friendly and helpful from the time we walked in. This was the smallest Ritz I’ve ever stayed at but still nice. Only thing was the pool was for 18 and up so the kids were disappointed. We didn’t eat in the hotel as breakfast would ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown
3.5 out of 5
275 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £188 per night

Located in Theatre District, this hotel is steps away from Wilbur Theatre, Boch Center and Tufts Medical Center. Emerson College and Charles Playhouse are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,490 reviews)

"Location near/in theater district, easily close by parking, nice staff, later check out time"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown
100 Walkscore Boston Commons Flats by Barsala
100 Walkscore Boston Commons Flats by Barsala
48 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Located in Theatre District, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Emerson College, The Freedom Trail and Boston Opera House. Boch Center and Downtown ...

100 Walkscore Boston Commons Flats by Barsala

Popular places to visit in Theatre District

Charles Playhouse
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Charles Playhouse

Charles Playhouse is a favourite theatre with a rich history in Boston. Amble around this vibrant area's university campus or experience its acclaimed theatre scene.

Fenway Park
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Fenway Park

4.5/5(61 reviews)

Catch a game or take a tour at one of America’s most historic and beloved ballparks.

Harvard University
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Harvard University

4.5/5(102 reviews)

Walk in the footsteps of presidents and Nobel laureates at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States.

Boston Common
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Boston Common

4.5/5(204 reviews)

The oldest public park in the United States has been the stage for centuries of drama. These days it’s the perfect place to unwind.

Boston University
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Boston University

4/5(17 reviews)

Explore the campus of Boston University, a top university in Boston. Stroll along the riverfront or experience the acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

4/5(169 reviews)

With a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a favourite shopping spot in Boston, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Attend a sporting event or visit the notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Theatre District

Boston Sunset Cruise
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Boston Sunset Cruise

80% of travellers recommend
£30
Per adult
New England Aquarium Admission
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New England Aquarium Admission

84% of travellers recommend
£8
Per adult
Boston to Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour
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Boston to Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

88% of travellers recommend
£87
Per adult
Salem Witch Museum
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Salem Witch Museum

78% of travellers recommend
£11
Per adult
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Boston with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Boston with Priority Seating

£46
Per adult
Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise
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Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

94% of travellers recommend
£29
Per adult

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