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Wilbur Theatre

Wilbur Theatre

Comedy Club, Music Venue, and Theater · Downtown Boston
246 Tremont St (at Stuart St.), Boston, MA 02116, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM

The Wilbur is the ultimate destination for comedy and music in Boston. It is a must for anyone looking to kick back and have a good laugh, or catch top national live music in the heart of Boston's historic theater district.


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    Shannon K.
    "Awesome spot to catch a comedy show"(6 Tips)
    Tanya L.
    "Great balcony seats."(9 Tips)
    Dom P.
    "Great, intimate spot to catch some stand-up comedy."(5 Tips)
    Bill B.
    "The Wilbur Theatre has the best stand up comedy in Boston."(2 Tips)
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  • Alyson H.

    Sound isn't the best if you're right up front. Staff will give you a hard time for taking photos so be subtle about it. Venue best for seated Older Person events; it can't handle rock shows.

    Alyson Hell · August 16, 2014
  • Liam N.

    2015 Best Comedy Club: "Big enough to command a prime Theater District spot but cozy enough to feel like an intimate club, the Wilbur has blossomed into Boston’s premier place for biggish-name comedy"

    Liam Nee · August 11, 2015
  • Jennifer L.

    The Wilbur is a great place to see non-music shows, particularly comedy shows; but the floor seats close the stage are a pain. Balcony seats are best, but don't offer all that much leg room.

    Jennifer Leonard · May 2, 2011
  • Kevin S.

    Agreeing with Emily about comedy seating. I had seats right next to the stage and I was miserable. Would have enjoyed the show a lot more in comfy balcony seats.

    Kevin Sanborn · November 29, 2010
  • Dom P.

    Seating is a bit tight, but the venue brings in quality artists to make it worth the minor discomfort. Great, intimate spot to catch some stand-up comedy.

    Dom Portalla · October 27, 2011
  • Frank

    Gorgeous theater and the best place in Boston for world-class comedy. Floor seating is the way to go. Balconies have zero leg room.

    Frank · May 5, 2014
  • Comedy Central

    The Wilbur Theatre is hosting an exclusive free Kroll Show and Workaholics Sneak Peek Party tonight (1/16/13) at 9pm. Let's celebrate and #GETWEIRDWILBUR!

    Comedy Central · January 16, 2013
  • Caitlyn H.

    The staff is super sweet and friendly, really cozy cool place to check out comedians. Womens bathroom is tiny but kind of adorable.

    Caitlyn Hall · April 30, 2012
  • Maria D.

    Definitely try to get floor seats or balcony seating - the Mezzanine has very uncomfortable and tight seating for anyone over 5'2".

    Maria DaRocha · December 8, 2014
  • Emily Y.

    Mezzanine or Balcony seating is must for the comedy shows. Don't get squished into those tiny seats & tables on the ground floor.

    Emily Yeager · August 16, 2010
  • Capt Awesome

    Its got some cute waitresses, bit the place is cold n drafty...most of the seating is crowded and sucks. Wayy better comedy venues in NYC

    Capt Awesome · January 29, 2011
  • M Lauren H.

    One of Boston's best theaters. There are so many good shows produced here you may have to take out a loan to see them all.

    M Lauren Hill · January 16, 2013
  • Amy A.

    It is so unbelievably hot in this place that it is unbearable. Second time that I have almost walked out because if the heat. Paying too much to not have the temp control. Melting....

    Amy Allen · November 30, 2013
  • Massachusetts Convention

    Boston Common Garage is a short walk from the Wilbur Theatre. On weekends and evenings (after 4PM) parking is just $11.

    Massachusetts Convention · March 30, 2011
  • AskMen

    Aziz Ansari Dangerously Delicious Tour - His standup shows this weekend should draw on all of his funny characters (January 30th to February 1st). Read more

    AskMen · January 27, 2011
  • Tanya L.

    cool club, bar location was awkward though causing lines throughout the theater. Great balcony seats.

    Tanya LaClair · January 31, 2011
  • Julian W.

    There is really no bad view from the Balcony. I prefer it to being far back and underneath.

    Julian Weisser · November 24, 2011
  • Deanna M.

    the balcony seats were so comfortable! staff was professional and very helpful.

    Deanna M. · January 29, 2012
  • Betsy S.

    If you're tall, don't sit in the balcony seats. Long legs don't work in balcony seats.

    Betsy S. · December 30, 2012
  • parker j.

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    parker jayden · December 18, 2013
  • Enig M.

    Common Sense: Try to be seated in the middle, the acoustics are much better

    Enig Mue · July 17, 2013
  • Daniel T.

    Great for a comedy show. Even the seats in the back felt close.

    Daniel Tewfik · March 23, 2013
  • Bill B.

    The Wilbur Theatre has the best stand up comedy in Boston. Check for a updated show schedule

    Bill Blumenreich · February 25, 2011
  • VH1

    If you want food, you’re in luck. It’s in Chinatown, so everything around is a good option. – Tucker B.

    VH1 · July 21, 2010
  • Rachael

    The Wilbur has A+ social media marketing! Look for the signs for the show's official hash tag.

    Rachael · November 3, 2012
  • Dennis S.

    Make sure to bring padding for your ass cuz the seats are worse then when I was in elementary school.

    Dennis S · June 12, 2010
  • Gopu M.

    The balcony seats were bad at all. The Machine exceeded my expectation

    Gopu Menon · September 29, 2013
  • Brett J.

    Don't sit in the table seats up front. You'll hurt your neck!

    Brett Joss · May 2, 2014
  • Kelsey S.

    Check out DeadBeat at the China Pearl to keep dancing after DSO! It's free and till 2 am!!!

    Kelsey Schur · June 2, 2012
  • Peepers24

    Miss the old Domenics across the street. Loved their pizza, and Domenic was great

    Peepers24 · February 2, 2012
  • Mike C.

    Small and intimate venue. Was great to see Frank Caliendo's comedy show.

    Mike Callahan · March 1, 2015
  • Timothy M.

    The seating here is way to close for comfort, but always has the best shows

    Timothy McCarthy · February 1, 2011
  • Em R.

    $43 for two drinks!!!! Outrageous! Drink before or after but not there!!!

    Em Russ · July 17, 2013
  • Jennifer C.

    Great intimate venue for comedians!

    Jennifer Carrigg · February 4
  • Shannon K.

    Awesome spot to catch a comedy show

    Shannon Kelleher · October 25, 2014
  • Jenny

    most 4/20 unfriendly place in Boston to see a hip hop show.

    Jenny · March 4, 2014
  • Dany C.

    Best stand up comedy venue! Comedian D.L. Hughley's live show was epic!

    Dany Carlo · September 16, 2012
  • Diana C.

    Eric stonestreet n Jesse T. Fergerson was a great funny show Happy happy Birthday Jesse

    Diana Chabot · October 23, 2012
  • Jared B.

    Beautiful, intimate theatre!

    Jared Bamford · October 9, 2013
  • Mick

    $66 for 2 beers & 2 mixed drinks- load up on nips before heading in-

    Mick · September 29, 2012
  • Kathryn V.

    Great comedy shows here!

    Kathryn VanderWyk · March 22, 2014
  • Peepers24

    We saw Lisa Lampanelli. Very funny show

    Peepers24 · January 30, 2012
  • Charis J. D.

    Da floor iz da place 2 b!

  • David V.

    Great place to watch a show.

    David Vincent · December 16, 2012
  • Michael B.

    Bathroom is way downstairs

    Michael Boyle · March 3, 2013
  • Karen F.

    Seeing The Cult

    Karen Frascona · August 14, 2014

    Boston common garage? Read more · October 23, 2013
  • Matthew P.

    Drinks are so expensive here. beware!

    Matthew Pires · June 12, 2015
  • Jackie d.

    amazing venue

    Jackie de Haan · June 27, 2015
  • Raheem M.

    Freaking awesomE!

    Raheem Mohammed · April 6, 2013

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