Boston Opera House Information and Schedule

Located at 539 Washington St in Boston, MA, the Boston Opera House is known as an architectural jewel and New England's finest and most historically significant performing arts venue. The present day Opera House opened its the doors on October 29, 1928, then named the B.F. Keith Memorial Theatre, built to honor "the father of vaudeville" by his business partner Edward Albee. The theatre became part of a national circuit of grand theatres, built to support vaudeville in its prime. Vaudeville soon declined in popularity with the advent of motion pictures. The theatre went through many transitions throughout its history, becoming a venue for first-run movies, concerts, and Opera. It was in 1978, when the theatre was home to The Opera House Company of Boston, that the name was changed to The Opera House.

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Venue Information:

Opera House
539 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

Directions:
From the North
- Take Rt. 93 heading south
- Take exit number 22 on your Left (note there is no exit #21) for South Station/ Chinatown/ Kneeland Street
- At the 4th traffic light turn Right onto Kneeland Street
- Continue on Kneeland for 3 traffic lights, then turn right onto Washington street
- The Opera House will be on your left* * #539 Washington Street (just before Felt- Billiard/Lounge)

From the South
- Take Rt. 93 heading north - Take exit number 20 for I-90/ South Station
- Follow signs towards Downtown/ South Station
- At the 4th traffic light turn left onto Kneeland Street - Continue on Kneeland to the 7th light and turn right onto Washington Street
- The Opera House will be on your left* * #539 Washington Street (just before Felt- Billiard/Lounge)

From the West
- Take the Mass Pike (Rt. 90)
- Take exit number 24A for South Station
- At the 1st traffic light turn left onto Kneeland Street
- At the 5th traffic light turn right onto Washington Street
- The Opera House will be on your left* * #539 Washington Street (just before Felt- Billiard/Lounge) From Storrow Drive
- Take the Back Bay exit where the Arthur Fiedler bridge is.
- Take a short left
- Take a right onto Arlington St.
- Stay on Arlington St. and go through 3 lights to Boylston St.
- Take a left and get in the right lane
- You will pass the Four Seasons Hotel
- Go through 1 more set of lights crossing over Charles Street.
- Go past the Colonial Theatre and the intersection of Tremont and Boylston.
- Take a left onto Washington Street
- You will see The Opera House on your left. * #539 Washington Street (just before Felt- Billiard/Lounge) *** go to www.bigdig.com for up to date information on roads and travel affected by the big dig construction.

Parking:
There are numerous parking garages in the Theatre District and around Boston. Here are a few:

200 Stuart Street Garage (between Radisson Hotel and 57 restaurant) closes: 3am Indoor parking garage capacity: 750 parking spots Rates: All day- $16 (up to 12 hours), Evening- $12

All Right Parking Located at the corner of Avery Street and Washington Street (open lot) 24 hrs. Outdoor parking lot Rates: Flat Rate- Evenings (enter after 6pm)- $10, All day Sunday- $10

Boston Common Garage Charles Street (located right in between the Public Gardens and Boston Common- in between cross streets Boylston and Beacon Streets) 24 hours Indoor parking garage Capacity: 1300 parking spots Rates: 1 hour- $5, 2 hrs- $10, 3 hrs- $15, 9 hrs- $16 12 hrs- $17, 24 hrs- $23 Special Flat Rate: $9 ? enter after 4pm (4pm-10pm) and ALL day sat. and sun.- $10

Charles Street Parking 144 Charles Street (heading away from Boylston and Stuart Streets, near Everett Circle and the MGH T stop, CVS on corner and John Jeffreys Hotel) 24 hours Indoor parking garage Capacity: 300 parking spots Rates: 1 hour- $10, 1-2 hrs- $12, 2-3 hrs- $14, 3-5 hrs- $16, 5-7 hrs- $18, 24 hrs- $28

City Place Parking Garage Charles Street (between Boylston Street and Stuart Street) Closes @ 3am Indoor parking garage Capacity: 370 Rates: Over 2 hours to close- $14, Nights and Weekends- Flat Rate- $17* *Enter after 5pm Mon- Fri. *Anytime on Sat., Sun. and Holidays

FitzInn Parking Garage www.fitzinn.com Locations (3): 41 Stuart Street (next to Jacob Wirth Restaurant) 267 Tremont Street (across from Wang & Wilbur Theaters) 646-672 Washington Street


Public Transportation:
MBTA: RED Line
- Take red line to the Park Street Station. Exit station and cross Tremont Street. Walk straight down Winter Street and turn Right onto Washington Street. Continue down Washington Street for a few blocks, the Opera house will be on your right just past Felt (Billiard/ Lounge).

GREEN Line-
Take green line to Boylston Street. Exit Station and cross Tremont Street. Turn left on Tremont Street and just after the Loews Boston Common movie theatre, turn Right on Avery Street. Continue for one block and take a Left onto Washington Street. The Opera house will be on your left just before Felt (Billiard/ Lounge).

ORANGE Line
- Take Orange Line to Chinatown. If you are coming from the North, turn left, if you are coming from the South, turn right out of the station onto Washington Street and continue for two blocks. The Opera House will be on your left, just before Felt (Billiard/ Lounge).

SILVER Line
- Take Silver line to either Boylston Street and follow directions for the green line/ Boylston street station, or orange line/ Downtown Crossing station.

COMMUTER RAIL:
If you are coming into South Station or North Station from the Commuter rail you may travel to the theatre by foot (South Station only) or by subway. North Station-

By MBTA- Take either the Orange line (heading towards Forrest Hills) or the Green Line (B, C, D, or E train heading Inbound) and follow directions from above. South Station-

By MBTA- Take Red Line (heading towards Alewife) to either Downtown Crossing station or Park Street station and follow directions from above. By foot- Exit station and turn onto Summer Street (away from the River). Continue on Summer Street several blocks and turn left onto Washington Street. The Opera House will be on your right, just past Felt (Billiard/ Lounge).

Children Rules:
All patrons regardless of age must have a ticket. Evening performances are recommended for ages 6 and up. Matinee performances are all ages.

Event Date(s)  
The Nutcracker Dec 20 - Dec 30 View Showtimes
Nutcracker Dec 27 - Dec 28 View Showtimes
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Broadway Boston Saturday Matinee Week 2 Dec 31 View Showtimes
Broadway Boston Sunday Evening Week 1 Dec 31 View Showtimes
Broadway Boston Sunday Matinee Week 1 Dec 31 View Showtimes
Broadway Boston Saturday Matinee Week 1 Dec 31 View Showtimes
Broadway Boston Friday Evening Week 2 Dec 31 View Showtimes
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Motown - The Musical Jan 27 - Feb 15 View Showtimes
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