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Wang Theater

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Address: 270 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-5603 (Formerly Citi Performing Arts Center)
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+1 617-482-9393
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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.

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Joan Baez concert

Excellent! Had great seats in 4th row. She sings just as well as back in the day. The Wang is also a beautiful venue.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lawrence S
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Weston, Massachusetts
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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! Had great seats in 4th row. She sings just as well as back in the day. The Wang is also a beautiful venue.

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Thank Lawrence S
Interlachen, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The lobby was packed with excitement and the lush design dazzled your mind. The people in attendance were so happy to be there and everyone was friendly and gracious. The seating provided everyone with a very good view of the stage.

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Thank Susanne P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went to see An American in Paris and loved the theatre. The acoustics are great, you can see the stage from every seat and honestly you don't have to pay top dollar to get front row - be happy with any seat. The show was good - entertaining, the leads had nice voices. It was not overcrowded. You can... More 

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Thank Rhodymom2012
boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We got tickets to see An American In Paris. I love this theater. It is ornate and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful (it was opening night and rainy so there was some confusion). I can't wait to go back for another production.

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Thank melissa g
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We decided to get tickets to see An American in Paris and went down and choose them ourselves . Saving ourselves quite a lot in commission and getting to choose the seats , getting very nice ones just the other side of the front stalls for $99 . The show was stunning fantastic performances and the dancing was sublime, definitely... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I saw the "An American In Paris" show. The music and the dancing was excellent. The acting was average. Unless you are physically fit do not buy tickets to seats in the balcony. You have to climb a lot of stairs.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went to see the production of American in Paris. What a great performance and tremendous music from Gershwin. The theater is phenomenal and very well organized.

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Thank Steve S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent show ! 92 years old and still singing with heart and passion! He is charming, tells stories, is a world wide talent. Concert goers were on their feet...he is amazing.

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Emsworth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were here on Oct 5th to see Il Divo & were blown away by the beautiful theatre. The staff were great & one in particular spend about 20 mins telling us all about the owners & decoration of the place over the years. We loved it & Il Divo were absolutely fantastic.

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