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Boston Opera House

Boston Opera House

Opera House, Theater, and Performing Arts Venue
Chinatown - Leather District, Boston
  • David C.
    "Boston Ballet's Nutcracker is always great!"(11 Tips)
    Evelyn L.
    "home of the Boston Ballet!"(6 Tips)
    Riddhi S.
    "An amazing performance of the Book of Mormons."(2 Tips)
    Samantha M.
    "your real seats after intermission."(4 Tips)
67 Tips and reviews
  • nutcracker
  • book of mormon
  • boston ballet
  • scenic views
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  • Al C.
    Gorgeous design and acoustics.
    Al Chase · 1 week ago
  • Geoffrey G.
    Aisle seats on the outer aisles stagger outward giving an unobstructed view for children. You can also use booster seats that are provided for children to use.
    Geoffrey Grove · January 1
  • Sofia P.
    Beautiful venue! I come every year to see the nutcracker.
    Sofia Papastamelos · December 24, 2015
  • Pat H.
    Beautiful scenery great seats
    Pat Hickey · October 3, 2015
  • Verónica R.
    You are in Boston, you like musicals, you are a student, you have to visit this place.
    Verónica Rincón · September 9, 2015
  • Krisha M.
    Great theater! Beautiful house and great crew.
    Krisha Marcano · February 8, 2015
  • Alan J.
    Mo town music.
    Alan Johanson · January 31, 2015
  • Yasmin S.
    Such a beautiful and classy place.
    Yasmin Sanchez · January 23, 2015
  • Yasmin S.
    Beautiful place!
    Yasmin Sanchez · January 10, 2015
  • Orgil
    Beautiful new year
    Orgil · January 1, 2015
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph Burns · December 12, 2014
  • Enrico S.
    I was there for the Nutcracker, great show and charming atmosphere.
    Enrico S · December 10, 2014
  • Tim F.
    Taking Dylan to see The Lion King for his first show!!
    Tim Francy · September 21, 2014
  • Mykal L.
    Showtime!!! Lion King Gazelle!
    Mykal Laury · September 20, 2014
  • Mike C.
    Phantom of the Opera was absolutely great.
    Mike Callahan · August 19, 2014
  • Anna M.
    Fantastic!!! Hilarious
    Anna McCarthy · April 25, 2014
  • Riddhi S.
    Gorgeous theater! An amazing performance of the Book of Mormons. Witty, hilarious, and a meaningful message. Must see!
    Riddhi Sanghvi · April 4, 2014
  • Eric A.
    Restrooms downstairs; expect a long line for both men and women during intermission
    Eric Andersen · January 13, 2014
  • Timm M.
    Theater is very wide, so seats on extreme sides may be obstructed/limited view. But on the plus side, are likely discounted!
    Timm McIntosh · January 12, 2014
  • Jake W.
    The men's room smells like smarties but good luck finding it.
    Jake W-M · January 9, 2014
  • Ziggy M.
    Go downstairs for sandwiches and drinks!
    Ziggy Mack · December 11, 2013
  • Jennifer A.
    Great show! Staff very accommodating!!
    Jennifer Austin · November 10, 2013
  • Jordan O.
    You can get hot cocoa and coffee in the lower level lounge.
    Jordan Olin · November 9, 2013
  • Rachel G.
    Wicked Awesome! !
    Rachel Graf · September 15, 2013
  • Eric O.
    Check their Facebook page for ticket lotteries and cheap day-of tickets!
    Eric O · August 30, 2013
  • Carlos d.
    Wicked was Awesome! Definitely reading the book now!
    Carlos del Castillo · August 25, 2013
  • Nick C.
    Opened Oct 29, 1928 and it still looks amazing, with amazing performances coming this year!!!!
    Nick Chin · August 24, 2013
  • Chris T.
    Extremely awful and rude ushers.
    Chris Taylor · August 11, 2013
  • Alex H.
    Best vocals of any wicked performance I have seen yet. AmaZing.
    Alex H · August 11, 2013
  • Loring
    Docent said only time to get Mezz Box tix is for a concert, otherwise you cant see the whole stage.
    Loring · April 25, 2013
  • Carroll & Vincent R.
    Great old place with charm
  • Evan O.
    Book of mormon, well worth it
    Evan Ochs · April 11, 2013
  • Kevin L.
    If you can get it, the best seats in the house are always in the "Dress Circle."
    Kevin Liu · March 18, 2013
  • Shepard
    Crap that you can't take pictures of this amazing structure or yourselves even before the show. #ridiculous
    Shepard · December 31, 2012
  • SiLan
    Get half-priced tickets for lots of shows at or go to their kiosks at Faneuil Hall or Copley Square early for day of show tickets.
    SiLan · December 27, 2012
  • Pat B.
    check in for the Boston ballet Nutcracker 2012
    Pat Baker · December 17, 2012
  • Mar
    One mean old lady directed us to our seats but who cares I felt like royalty
    Mar · December 8, 2012
  • Cinzia I.
    Go and see the Nutcracker! It's awesome!
    Cinzia Iacovelli · December 3, 2012
  • David C.
    Boston Ballet's Nutcracker is always great! The Opera House is beautiful!
    David Cabrera · December 1, 2012
  • Jake S.
    DO NOT TAKE PICTURES. It's that simple.
    Jake Smith · June 3, 2012
  • Aimee Z.
    Saw the first showing of Les Miserables tonight! Amazing! The theatre is stunning!
    Aimee Zawacki · March 14, 2012
  • Bryan F.
    Thursday night young partners is the best night to go. Check out the after party.
    Bryan Flynn · February 17, 2012
  • Al S.
    Be respectful and courteous and don't take any pictures or use your cell phone during a performance. There's a reason the ushers get angry when you snap pics: It's rude and annoying.
    Al S · February 12, 2012
  • Angelos N.
    Staff can be a little annoying with the whole "no picture taking" deal.
    Angelos N · January 30, 2012
  • Benjamin G.
    The nutcracker was tons of fun this year. Great for kids and their parents.
    Benjamin Glassner · December 21, 2011
  • Samantha M.
    If you get there late and you're, "on hold" ask about balcony seats for the current act instead of watching the screens. Still a great view and you can get your real seats after intermission.
    Samantha McDuffee · December 20, 2011
  • Eileen C.
    young or young at heart? get your Nutcracker paper crowns during intermission in the lobby! can't stop wearing them.
    Eileen Cham · December 8, 2011
  • Julie T.
    Gorgeous. See The Nutcracker, do it!
    Julie T. · December 6, 2011
  • Ana P.
    The Nutcracker is the prettiest I've seen in the country. So far. Well done. Be sure to look at all the lovely renovations.
    Ana Paola · December 5, 2011
  • Barbara C.
    Boston Ballet is in the house this Holidays with The Nutcracker! See this New England favorite and do some Holiday shopping while you're at it at the beautiful holiday shop!
    Barbara Crowther · December 4, 2011
  • Hannah R.
    Gorgeous place. I mean, I'm a little biased, but the decor is truly lovely.
    Hannah Rash · November 19, 2011
  • Evelyn L.
    home of the Boston Ballet!
    Evelyn Ling · November 12, 2011
  • Joanna H.
    You are always in for an astounding evening with the Boston Ballet - be sure to make at least one of their productions!
    Joanna Humphrey · October 30, 2011
  • Bill C.
    Come and see some great shows
    Bill Cullity · October 19, 2011
  • Two Degrees
    Two Degrees bars are sold here! Buy a delicious food bar and give a medically formulated food pack to a hungry child. Is Good. Does Good.
    Two Degrees · June 17, 2011
  • The Feast
    Catch the Boston Ballet for cheap by getting to the Opera House an hour before doors open. Tickets can go for up to 50% off. Students can get into most performances for $25.
    The Feast · June 6, 2011
  • Massachusetts Convention
    Boston Common Garage is a short walk from the Boston Opera House. On weekends and evenings (after 4PM) parking is just $11.
    Massachusetts Convention · March 30, 2011
  • Evan K.
    See anything and you're in for a treat! God forbid if you try and take a picture: those angry little gnomes they call ushers will come yelling! Great place, though.
    Evan Kanouse, III · March 16, 2011
  • Jennifer S.
    Seats are a little tight, but the experience over all is excellent.
    Jennifer Spicer · January 1, 2011
  • Elisa
    Left orchestra box seats are good, but obstructed.
    Elisa · November 7, 2010
  • Joanne S.
    Watch out for the hawk eyed ushers - they'll punish cell phone use!! Worth getting seats forward of row Q for best views.
    Joanne Sardini · September 27, 2010
  • Jon D.
    I'll be the crass one: use the facilities before the show because the lines at intermission and post show are insane.
    Jon DeAngelis · September 8, 2010
  • Grant M.
    Can't afford high-price tix? Wicked has a lottery for $25 tix, 2 1/2 hours before the show.
    Grant Mizell · September 5, 2010
  • lea d.
    get the souvenir cup/animal cracker combo. obviously
    lea dickson · March 15, 2010
  • KD
    The ushers are extremely rude! No complaints about the seating.
    KD · February 27, 2010
  • Michael B.
    Worst seating policy and ushers I've ever experienced. Don't sit above the first balcony section—you won't be able to see or hear.
    Michael Buchino · January 25, 2010
  • Leonid E.
    Щелкунчик великолепен!
    Leonid Eliseev · March 7, 2015
  • Gustavo S.
    Noche de Cascanueces con la Sra. López
    Gustavo Santana Torrellas · January 1, 2012
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