We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Wang Theater

South End
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116 (Formerly Citi Performing Arts Center)
Phone Number: +1 617-482-9393

Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson...

Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson Colonial Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 51 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
  • 0
  • 1
Always enjoy a performance at the Wang Theater.

My husband and I just love going here. We saw An American in Paris a few weeks back. The theater is beautiful. The performances are always top notch. We went to the Wang/ Boch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 49: English reviews
Level Contributor
399 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just love going here. We saw An American in Paris a few weeks back. The theater is beautiful. The performances are always top notch. We went to the Wang/ Boch theater for a matinee. I just love the fact that we can go for an early dinner and enjoy a play then take the bus back... More 

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The building always takes my breath away. Such a pleasure seeing and hearing Cat Stevens play there. I have seen Phantom of the Opera here, three times. Also the Nutcracker. Each performance is enhanced by the beautiful architecture.

Thank Sharon G
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The theater and stage performance were top notch. Seating was comfortable, acoustics clear and use of additional screens to tell their story added depth to the biography being told on stage. The opulence of the theater with the pairings, sconces and architecture left me in awe. I spent the intermission time gazing at all of the details and history of... More 

Thank Michelle C
Dennis, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Great place to hear live music, but the seats are very close together. If comfort is your biggest issue, I suggest your choose elsewhere. Lots of history and great architecture.

Thank Ed J
Level Contributor
116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We saw "Elf the Musical" here the weekend following Thanksgiving and truly, it was magical ! The play was excellent & based on the movie Elf. But the theatre was fantastic ! We had seats in the balcony & had a great view of all the elaborate adornments in this world class theatre, It reminded us of Buffalo's grand theatre... More 

Thank Buffalomathprofessor
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Came here for the Kraftwerk 3D concert. The venue itself is beautiful. Per other reviews, folks aren't kidding that the seats are pretty narrow. Given that the building was built in 1925, I'm assuming people were generally smaller and thinner than they are now. ;) Getting through the lobby was a little tough just because it was so crowded, but... More 

1 Thank Niki B
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

We recent saw Irving Berlin's white christmas great show! I highly recommend it if it returns again the future! My only complaint is that the seats were a bit on the small side. I felt squashed sitting next to my neighbor and husband. Otherwise, very pleasurable experience!

Thank christine a
Level Contributor
69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Positives: really great historic theater - white Christmas performance was fantastic Improvement: nothing to improve on service and performance - but think about improved parking deals please.

Thank sockpickler
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Staff were very helpful finding seats. We saw White Christmas and it was horrible but the theater was nice, clean and easy to get to

Thank MaineTravelPT
Level Contributor
49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

My husband and I saw white Christmas here--staff was very helpful pleasant and the atmosphere and show were both great. Tip for the ladies --3rd floor washroom is large and almost no wait :)

Thank CLS0214

Been to Wang Theater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wang Theater and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Wang Theater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in South End

Neighbourhood Profile
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.
Explore this neighbourhood