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Best Performing Arts in Boston

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After opening its doors in 1928, Boston Opera House underwent a multimillion-dollar restoration process to become the opulent city landmark it is. Featuring shows like Les Miserables, Hairspray, The Nutcracker and the Tony award-winner The Lion King, this venue is not to be missed. Enjoy timeless classics, productions inspired by major motion pictures as well as comedy shows.

Dating back to 1903, Jordan Hall is a National Historic Landmark that is highly regarded in the city. Warm, intimate and equipped with amazing acoustics, Jordan Hall stages free concerts annually, including performances by conservatory students, faculty members and ensembles. Guest artists have included the likes of Nancy Argenta, soprano; Finnur Bjarnason, tenor; and Christine Brandes, soprano.

One of the most beautiful landmarks of the city, the Wang Theatre has been delighting theater fans since 1925. This splendorous theater looks like a cathedral and is the stage for top class performing arts. These include Broadway shows, musicals, drama, dance and more. It also boasts to have one of the biggest stages in the nation.

The 1,215-seat Berklee Performance Center is one of Boston's premier live music venues. Located in the Back Bay, this concert hall acts as an important cultural and community center, hosting over 200 events annually. The stage usually hosts jazz, folk and world music shows. There are also occasional rock and pop shows, classical performances, theater productions and comedy shows. In addition, it is home to shows by Berklee College of Music instructors and students.

Since 1852, this historic theater called the Orpheum Theatre has played host to Broadway musicals and lectures by world renowned scholars. Today, the Orpheum carries shows from pop artists and contemporary playwrights along with the usual theater events. It is housed in a landmark building and the shows performed here are widely popular and critically acclaimed.

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