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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!"(12 Tips)
    Barbara C.
    "Boston Ballet is in the house"(6 Tips)
    Alex H.
    "Best vocals of any wicked performance I have seen yet."(4 Tips)
    Eric A.
    "long line for both men and women during intermission"(4 Tips)
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  • Ali K.
    Ali Khadivar3 days ago
    Exquisite interior design and magnificent acoustics. Visit the building for it’s own sake even if you don’t like the kind of music they usually play there.
  • Josh O.
  • Josh O.
    Amazing tonight!
  • Cyn S.
    Cyn StoltzJune 30
    Amazing architecture, a sense of what it was long ago. NO leg room though so almost impossible to get comfortable after the first half hour of sitting. Try for aisle seats, little better.
  • Cameron R.
    Cameron RyanMay 1
    Been here 5+ times
    Great venue to watch a ballet. I've sat in almost every section & never a bad seat. I love all the the marble work & chrystal chandeliers. Gorgeous theatre. They also check ALL bags at the doors.
  • Mark S.
    Mark ShaneMarch 24
    Great ambience and good show!
  • Mohammad H.
    Mohammad HedayatiDecember 26, 2016
    Nutcracker ballet is superb!
  • John T.
    John TheBaptizedMay 27, 2016
    Everything !
  • Al C.
    Al ChaseMay 13, 2016
    Gorgeous design and acoustics.
  • Geoffrey G.
    Geoffrey GroveJanuary 1, 2016
    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.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful venue! I come every year to see the nutcracker.
  • Pat H.
    Pat HickeyOctober 3, 2015
    Beautiful scenery great seats
  • Verónica R.
    Verónica RincónSeptember 9, 2015
    You are in Boston, you like musicals, you are a student, you have to visit this place.
  • Krisha M.
    Krisha MarcanoFebruary 8, 2015
    Great theater! Beautiful house and great crew.
  • Alan J.
    Alan JohansonJanuary 31, 2015
    Mo town music.
  • Yasmin S.
    Yasmin SanchezJanuary 23, 2015
    Such a beautiful and classy place.
  • Yasmin S.
    Yasmin SanchezJanuary 10, 2015
    Beautiful place!
  • Orgil
    OrgilJanuary 1, 2015
    Beautiful new year
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BurnsDecember 12, 2014
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SDecember 10, 2014
    I was there for the Nutcracker, great show and charming atmosphere.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FrancySeptember 21, 2014
    Taking Dylan to see The Lion King for his first show!!
  • Mykal L.
    Mykal LaurySeptember 20, 2014
    Showtime!!! Lion King Gazelle!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CallahanAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Phantom of the Opera was absolutely great.
  • Anna M.
    Anna McCarthyApril 25, 2014
    Fantastic!!! Hilarious
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 13, 2014
    Restrooms downstairs; expect a long line for both men and women during intermission
  • Timm M.
    Timm McIntoshJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Theater is very wide, so seats on extreme sides may be obstructed/limited view. But on the plus side, are likely discounted!
  • Jake W.
    Jake W-MJanuary 9, 2014
    The men's room smells like smarties but good luck finding it.
  • Ziggy M.
    Ziggy MackDecember 11, 2013
    Go downstairs for sandwiches and drinks!
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AustinNovember 10, 2013
    Great show! Staff very accommodating!!
  • Jordan O.
    Jordan OlinNovember 9, 2013
    You can get hot cocoa and coffee in the lower level lounge.
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GrafSeptember 15, 2013
    Wicked Awesome! !
  • Eric O.
    Eric OAugust 30, 2013
    Check their Facebook page for ticket lotteries and cheap day-of tickets!
  • Carlos d.
    Carlos del CastilloAugust 25, 2013
    Wicked was Awesome! Definitely reading the book now!
  • Nick C.
    Nick ChinAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Opened Oct 29, 1928 and it still looks amazing, with amazing performances coming this year!!!!
  • Chris T.
    Chris TaylorAugust 11, 2013
    Extremely awful and rude ushers.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HAugust 11, 2013
    Best vocals of any wicked performance I have seen yet. AmaZing.
  • Loring
    LoringApril 25, 2013
    Docent said only time to get Mezz Box tix is for a concert, otherwise you cant see the whole stage.
  • Carroll & Vincent R.
    Great old place with charm
  • Evan O.
    Evan OchsApril 11, 2013
    Book of mormon, well worth it
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LiuMarch 18, 2013
    If you can get it, the best seats in the house are always in the "Dress Circle."
  • Shepard
    ShepardDecember 31, 2012
    Crap that you can't take pictures of this amazing structure or yourselves even before the show. #ridiculous
  • SiLan
    SiLanDecember 27, 2012
    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.
  • Pat B.
    Pat BakerDecember 17, 2012
    check in for the Boston ballet Nutcracker 2012
  • Mar
    MarDecember 8, 2012
    One mean old lady directed us to our seats but who cares I felt like royalty
  • La C.
    La CinziettaDecember 3, 2012
    Go and see the Nutcracker! It's awesome!
  • David C.
    David CabreraDecember 1, 2012
    Boston Ballet's Nutcracker is always great! The Opera House is beautiful!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJune 3, 2012
    DO NOT TAKE PICTURES. It's that simple.
  • Aimee Z.
    Aimee ZawackiMarch 14, 2012
    Saw the first showing of Les Miserables tonight! Amazing! The theatre is stunning!
  • Bryan F.
    Bryan FlynnFebruary 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Thursday night young partners is the best night to go. Check out the after party.
  • Al S.
    Al SFebruary 12, 2012
    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.
  • Angelos N.
    Angelos NJanuary 30, 2012
    Staff can be a little annoying with the whole "no picture taking" deal.
  • Benjamin G.
    Benjamin GlassnerDecember 21, 2011
    The nutcracker was tons of fun this year. Great for kids and their parents.
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha McDuffeeDecember 20, 2011
    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.
  • Eileen C.
    Eileen ChamDecember 8, 2011
    young or young at heart? get your Nutcracker paper crowns during intermission in the lobby! can't stop wearing them.
  • Julie T.
    Julie T.December 6, 2011
    Gorgeous. See The Nutcracker, do it!
  • Ana P.
    Ana PaolaDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Nutcracker is the prettiest I've seen in the country. So far. Well done. Be sure to look at all the lovely renovations.
  • Barbara C.
    Barbara CrowtherDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Hannah R.
    Hannah RashNovember 19, 2011
    Gorgeous place. I mean, I'm a little biased, but the decor is truly lovely.
  • Evelyn L.
    Evelyn LingNovember 12, 2011
    home of the Boston Ballet!
  • Joanna H.
    Joanna HumphreyOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You are always in for an astounding evening with the Boston Ballet - be sure to make at least one of their productions!
  • Bill C.
    Bill CullityOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Come and see some great shows
  • Two Degrees
    Two DegreesJune 17, 2011
    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.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 6, 2011
    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.
  • Massachusetts Convention
    Boston Common Garage is a short walk from the Boston Opera House. On weekends and evenings (after 4PM) parking is just $11.
  • Evan K.
    Evan Kanouse, IIIMarch 16, 2011
    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.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SpicerJanuary 1, 2011
    Seats are a little tight, but the experience over all is excellent.
  • Elisa
    ElisaNovember 7, 2010
    Left orchestra box seats are good, but obstructed.
  • Joanne S.
    Joanne SardiniSeptember 27, 2010
    Watch out for the hawk eyed ushers - they'll punish cell phone use!! Worth getting seats forward of row Q for best views.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DeAngelisSeptember 8, 2010
    I'll be the crass one: use the facilities before the show because the lines at intermission and post show are insane.
  • Grant M.
    Grant MizellSeptember 5, 2010
    Can't afford high-price tix? Wicked has a lottery for $25 tix, 2 1/2 hours before the show.
  • lea d.
    lea dicksonMarch 15, 2010
    get the souvenir cup/animal cracker combo. obviously
  • KD
    KDFebruary 27, 2010
    The ushers are extremely rude! No complaints about the seating.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BuchinoJanuary 25, 2010
    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.
  • Leonid E.
    Leonid EliseevMarch 7, 2015
    Щелкунчик великолепен!
  • Gustavo S.
    Noche de Cascanueces con la Sra. López
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