Theatre District - Downtown Crossing

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.


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