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“Beautiful venue”
Review of Wang Theater

Wang Theater
Ranked #106 of 403 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Our Mission The Boch Center is a nonprofit innovator and guardian of iconic venues, providing arts, entertainment, cultural, and educational experiences to the greater community. Our Vision The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. Through numerous education and community outreach initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships, the Boch Center strives to inspire and ignite greater appreciation for art, culture, and creativity. About the Boch Center The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more. Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community.
Reviewed 9 May 2014

You cannot get more beautiful interior painting and stonework than in the Wang and the other nearby theaters. It's like being brought back into another time when you walk in and look up toward the ceiling. With that, of course, that means that the building is a bit dated for modern times... small bathrooms with limited accessibility, and not a lot of room to stretch your legs in your seats. The seat that I recently sat in had duct tape lining the seat and felt very worn in.. it's actually the first time I've seen a show in Boston that left me feeling uncomfortable midway through the show to the point where I almost needed to get up. We were in the 2nd row of the balcony section, and our view of the stage was excellent- I'm not sure how it is higher up in the balcony, but if you're in a low row- you won't be missing anything that people in the mezzanine are paying more to get. In the past, we've sat in the orchestra and mezzanine as well- I'm sure your view will depend on how much of the stage the performance you are seeing uses. I always seem to forget this though, but they also have food and drinks to purchase that you can bring back to your seat.

Thank Marlsak
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Saw heartbeat of Home last night at the Wang!!
I love this venue. It is absolutely beautiful. The theatre is not huge so there isn't really a bad seat The only negative is the seats are Very small. Kinda claustrophobic. But once the show started I forgot about how cramped I was. If you are tall try to sit on the end or with no seats in front of you.

Thank carsrn
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful facility and an excellent location to see any type of performance. The staff is highly responsive and caring. Considering the age of the original building it is well appointed to accommodate patrons with all types of physical needs. High marks for the Wang Center

Thank Jimed756
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

This is a beautiful place to watch a show. The lobby is fantastic with its columns and painted ceiling. The seating is very comfortable with great sight lines and a great elevation between rows. Great location. One of the truly fantastic renovated theatres.

Thank Ken P
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

I love to go into Boston to see a good play. The Wang Theatre has been there for years and I always enjoy going there. Right in the heart of Boston with restaurants all around. Many parking garages. And they have very good entertainment come in.

Thank Thetravellady64
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