One of the two primary venues within the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), this Harvard Square mainstay is popular for hosting local, national as well as international theatre performances, dance and cabaret acts on a nightly basis. Besides popular productions, the venue offers great opportunities for upcoming performing artists to showcase their talents. Dance and comedy to burlesque and aerial artists, visitors can expect a varied schedule throughout the year. Check website for upcoming events and more.
Home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, this impressive structure is known as one of the world's premier concert halls. Massive chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and replicas of Greek and Roman statues lining the walls gives it a medieval look. The BSO and Pops perform here during winter. They are often joined by celebrity conductors, soloists and singers. Symphony Hall also hosts many visiting orchestras and popular performers.
Formerly known as TD Banknorth Garden and FleetCenter, this cavernous arena is home to Boston's professional basketball and hockey teams. TD Garden has 19,600 seats, 104 executive suites, four promenade suites, 2500 club seats, two full-service restaurants and a private club. It hosts more than 200 events annually, including professional wrestling, concerts, ice shows and graduations. A branch of the Sports Museum of New England is also located here.
This Boston performance venue is an open-air amphitheater that has a seating capacity for 5000 persons. The original venue was located on Fan Pier but was squeezed out due to development projects in that area. Between its relocation and a few name changes, it continues to remain one of the city's most iconic arenas. Summer concerts feature top names in the entertainment business such as the Beach Boys, The Temptations and Donna Summer.
Situated in the Central Square area of the city of Cambridge, The Middle East is a complete entertainment complex made up of discrete sections. One such section is the upstairs area, which has formally come to be known as Upstairs at The Middle East. This is a 194-capacity concert venue which hosts performances by local as well as touring bands. This space boasts excellent acoustics and even features a small bar.
Tucked away in the South Boston piers, Harpoon Brewery is a blessing for beer lovers everywhere. Many travel considerable distances to sample the handcrafted beer made here. Attend tasting and viewing sessions from Tuesday through Saturday, where you'll get to sample a wide variety of beer and see the entire operation from the brewery platform. Reservations are required for parties of 15 or more. Families are welcome; individuals must be 21 years or older and have ID to taste. The brewery's store sells everything from t-shirts and glasses to beer. For those who would just like to grab a pint without the tour, can visit their beer hall.
One of the oldest art centers in the city, American Academy of Arts and Sciences dedicates itself to the preservation and exhibition of fine art and science. A center of learning and expression, this is one place where one can develop and exhibit their artistic skill. Along with exhibitions, the center also offers full-time art and science courses, in the hope of creating the next big scientist, artist or philosopher.