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Wilbur Theatre

Wilbur Theatre

Comedy Club, Music Venue, and Theater
Downtown Boston, Boston
  • Shannon K.
    "Awesome spot to catch a comedy show"(7 Tips)
    Kevin S.
    "Would have enjoyed the show a lot more in comfy balcony seats."(9 Tips)
    Dom P.
    "Great, intimate spot to catch some stand-up comedy."(4 Tips)
    Bill B.
    "The Wilbur Theatre has the best stand up comedy in Boston."(2 Tips)
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  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LeonardMay 2, 2011
    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.
  • Alyson H.
    Alyson HellAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Frank
    FrankMay 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Gorgeous theater and the best place in Boston for world-class comedy. Floor seating is the way to go. Balconies have zero leg room.
  • Dom P.
    Dom PortallaOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Caitlyn H.
    Caitlyn HallApril 30, 2012
    The staff is super sweet and friendly, really cozy cool place to check out comedians. Womens bathroom is tiny but kind of adorable.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SanbornNovember 29, 2010
    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.
  • Maria D.
    Maria DaRochaDecember 8, 2014
    Definitely try to get floor seats or balcony seating - the Mezzanine has very uncomfortable and tight seating for anyone over 5'2".
  • Michael C.
    Michael CoutureNovember 18, 2016
    Nice older theater. Insane drink prices which were half the cost of entry to the show.
  • Massachusetts Convention
    Boston Common Garage is a short walk from the Wilbur Theatre. On weekends and evenings (after 4PM) parking is just $11.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikMarch 23, 2013
    Great for a comedy show. Even the seats in the back felt close.
  • Rachael
    RachaelNovember 3, 2012
    The Wilbur has A+ social media marketing! Look for the signs for the show's official hash tag.
  • Emily Y.
    Emily YeagerAugust 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Mezzanine or Balcony seating is must for the comedy shows. Don't get squished into those tiny seats & tables on the ground floor.
  • Tanya L.
    Tanya LaClairJanuary 31, 2011
    cool club, bar location was awkward though causing lines throughout the theater. Great balcony seats.
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LinAugust 12, 2016
    Great venue for a comedy show! but dear god that gin & tonic was unpalatable.
  • Deanna M.
    Deanna M.January 29, 2012
    the balcony seats were so comfortable! staff was professional and very helpful.
  • Shannon K.
    Shannon KelleherOctober 25, 2014
    Awesome spot to catch a comedy show
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 27, 2011
    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
  • Mike C.
    Mike CallahanMarch 1, 2015
    Small and intimate venue. Was great to see Frank Caliendo's comedy show.
  • Peepers24
    Peepers24February 2, 2012
    Miss the old Domenics across the street. Loved their pizza, and Domenic was great
  • Betsy S.
    Betsy S.December 30, 2012
    If you're tall, don't sit in the balcony seats. Long legs don't work in balcony seats.
  • Amy A.
    Amy AllenNovember 30, 2013
    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....
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CarriggFebruary 4, 2016
    Great intimate venue for comedians!
  • Brett J.
    Brett JossMay 2, 2014
    Don't sit in the table seats up front. You'll hurt your neck!
  • Kelsey S.
    Kelsey SchurJune 2, 2012
    Check out DeadBeat at the China Pearl to keep dancing after DSO! It's free and till 2 am!!!
  • Julian W.
    Julian WeisserNovember 24, 2011
    There is really no bad view from the Balcony. I prefer it to being far back and underneath.
  • parker j.
    parker jaydenDecember 18, 2013
    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @
  • Bill B.
    Bill BlumenreichFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Wilbur Theatre has the best stand up comedy in Boston. Check for a updated show schedule
  • Enig M.
    Enig MueJuly 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Common Sense: Try to be seated in the middle, the acoustics are much better
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy McCarthyFebruary 1, 2011
    The seating here is way to close for comfort, but always has the best shows
  • Jared B.
    Jared BamfordOctober 9, 2013
    Beautiful, intimate theatre!
  • Capt Awesome
    Capt AwesomeJanuary 29, 2011
    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
  • Gopu M.
    Gopu MenonSeptember 29, 2013
    The balcony seats were bad at all. The Machine exceeded my expectation
  • Kathryn V.
    Kathryn VanderWykMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great comedy shows here!
  • Diana C.
    Diana ChabotOctober 23, 2012
    Eric stonestreet n Jesse T. Fergerson was a great funny show Happy happy Birthday Jesse
  • Em R.
    Em RussJuly 17, 2013
    $43 for two drinks!!!! Outrageous! Drink before or after but not there!!!
  • Jenny
    JennyMarch 4, 2014
    most 4/20 unfriendly place in Boston to see a hip hop show.
  • Dany C.
    Dany CarloSeptember 16, 2012
    Best stand up comedy venue! Comedian D.L. Hughley's live show was epic!
  • Comedy Central
    Comedy CentralJanuary 16, 2013
    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!
  • Mick
    MickSeptember 29, 2012
    $66 for 2 beers & 2 mixed drinks- load up on nips before heading in-
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    If you want food, you’re in luck. It’s in Chinatown, so everything around is a good option. – Tucker B.
  • David V.
    David VincentDecember 16, 2012
    Great place to watch a show.
  • Dennis S.
    Dennis SJune 12, 2010
    Make sure to bring padding for your ass cuz the seats are worse then when I was in elementary school.
  • Kenneth O.
    20 bucks just for a drink
  • Karen F.
    Karen FrasconaAugust 14, 2014
    Seeing The Cult
  • Jackie d.
    Jackie de HaanJune 27, 2015
    amazing venue
  • Peepers24
    Peepers24January 30, 2012
    We saw Lisa Lampanelli. Very funny show
  • Barry F.
    Barry FarringtonOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great time with @KathyGriffin
    SchoolandUniversity.comOctober 23, 2013
    Boston common garage? Read more
  • Michael B.
    Michael BoyleMarch 3, 2013
    Bathroom is way downstairs
  • Raheem M.
    Raheem MohammedApril 6, 2013
    Freaking awesomE!
  • Charis J. D.
    Da floor iz da place 2 b!
  • Sonia H.
    Sonia HarrisAugust 18, 2013
    Seats are tight
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PiresJune 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Drinks are so expensive here. beware!
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GilsonDecember 20, 2014
    Worst bar service idea ever
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