The Theater District is a vibrant and exciting neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. As the center of Boston's theater scene, this district boasts over a dozen major theaters, including the opulent early 1900s venues such as the Opera House, Emerson Colonial, and Cutler, as well as grand spaces such as the Wang Theater.
Theaters in the district host Broadway shows, musicals, plays, ballets, operas, and other performances, each given a distinct character by its venue. Theatergoers can choose from a wide variety of performances and enjoy the unique atmosphere of each spectacular venue.
Aside from the many theaters, the Theater District is also home to dozens of restaurants and bars offering fare at a wide range of prices. You can find a variety of cuisines ranging from American to Indian, Italian, Chinese, and more.
The Theater District is located south of Boston's Downtown Crossing area and between Chinatown and Boston Common, centering on Tremont Street, Boylston Street, and Washington Street. The easiest travel option is the 'T' subway, with the closest stations being Chinatown on the Orange Line and Park Street, Arlington, and Boylston Street on the Green Line.
In addition to its many theaters and restaurants, there are various historical venues restored and reopened in the late 20th century, adding to the charm of the neighborhood. The Boch Center offers virtual tours of the historic Wang Theatre, giving visitors a glimpse into its stunning architecture and rich history. Boston Lyric Opera, the largest opera company in New England, also calls the Theater District home.