Things To Do in the Theatre District & Chinatown

Boston's Theater District hosts an endless array of Broadway shows. Productions at the Citizens Bank Opera House, the Boch Center, and the Charles Playhouse attract audiences of all ages. The area is also home to dozens of restaurants and bars offering fare at a wide range of prices. From Chinese and Thai to upscale contemporary American cuisine, the area is the ideal place for pre-show dining.

Chinatown is renowned for its large selection of Asian restaurants and bakeries. Beyond the neighborhood's elaborately decorated gate, visitors can stroll the alleys for herbal shops and Asian markets stocked with vegetables and spices. During the Chinese New Year and August Moon Festivals, the streets of Chinatown are filled with dancing dragons, traditional music, and martial arts demonstrations.

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  • 559 Washington Street
  • (617) 824-8400

ArtsEmerson is Emerson College’s professional presenting and producing organization. As part of an institution that believes in fostering creativity, passion, excellence, and inclusivity, we are using art to bring the world to Boston, and to bring Boston together.

  • 10 Avery Street
  • (617) 574-7100

A beautiful horseshoe bar, an inviting fireplace and mid-century modern style borrowed from the 1950s come together at The Ritz Carlton's Avery Bar. The ideal stop before dinner or after an evening discovering Boston, Avery Bar encourages conversation and community with…

  • 270 Tremont Street
  • (617) 532-1255

The Boch Center is excited to announce that it will be bringing the beauty and wonder of the historic Wang Theatre live to your home or school through our Virtual Tours starting this spring. Go behind the scenes of one of Boston's most prominent landmarks without leaving home!…

  • Boston
  • (617) 851-4880

Chinatown can be intimidating for outsiders. Travelers and locals alike rave about the food, fun and fables, insights gained as current issues are explored in historical context. Traditional and modern treats, from BBQ to fresh fruit, pastries, dim sum. Explore secret nooks…

  • Midway Artist Studios
  • (617) 542-4912

Boston Lyric Opera is the largest opera company in New England. It creates musically and theatrically compelling productions, events, and educational resources for the Boston community and beyond. Since its founding in 1976, the company has staged world and U.S. premieres…

  • 106 Boylston Street
  • (617) 902-6130

Emerson Colonial Theatre, which opened in 1900, is the oldest continuously operated theater in Boston as well as among the most magnificent, having retained most of its original period details. With a new and varied program of Broadway shows, live music, comedy, and events our…

  • 270 Tremont Street
  • (617) 532-1255

Visit the historic Boch Center Wang Theatre and take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Boston’s most prominent landmarks - plus get an exclusive look at The Music Hall, part of the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF)! Led by legendary musicians and music executives…

  • 279 Tremont Street
  • (617) 338-7699 ext. 205

Located in Boston's historic Theater District, Royale is Boston's largest and newest night club style venue with over 16,000 square feet of space. Recently renovated, Royale is your turnkey solution with in-house state-of-the-art lighting & sound, grand staircase, plush…

Where To Eat

  • 10 Avery Street
  • (617)574-7178

Artisan Bistro will serve as a meeting place; a gathering point where guests will mingle during or after-work, and post-theater over cocktails while enjoying approachable artisanal cooking. The food is aimed at offering fresh local and seasonal dishes, using native ingredients…

  • 79 Park Plaza @ The Heritage on the Garden
  • (617) 982-0500

Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing details. This Business is Group Friendly! Here at Park Square, our private Heritage Room can accommodate 20 guests for a seated dinner, and 25 for a standing…

  • 100 Stuart Street
  • (617) 261-8700

Locally Sourced. From fresh ingredients to rotating art exhibits to live music, all elements in The Gallery are locally sourced. Traditional New England dishes are made in a non-traditional way, and artfully plated by Chef Elyssa Dubois

Boston's Chinatown neighborhood is bustling with many different businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores, and professional services. Here is an extensive list of businesses…

Where To Stay

  • 275 Tremont Street
  • (617) 426-1400

Located in the heart of Boston's vibrant theater district, close to Back Bayand the historic South End, the Courtyard Boston Downtown / Tremont Hotel is a beautifully restored 1925 landmark. Its 315 updated guest rooms and suites feature free high-speed internet access, LCD flat…

  • 821 Washington Street
  • (617) 956-7900

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston - Downtown offers a premier downtown location, newly renovated guest rooms with superb amenities, a full-service restaurant and bar, full-service Starbucks in the hotel lobby, and complimentary access to the adjoining YMCA fitness center. The…

  • 200 Stuart Street
  • (617) 482-1800

Revere is Boston’s independent address, inspired by the spirit of the city, yet reveling in the non-traditional. Situated in the heart of Boston’s vibrant theatre district, this luxury hotel and entertainment destination caters to the business and leisure traveler. The property…

  • Ten Avery Street
  • (617) 574-7100

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is the epitome of modern elegance. Conveniently located overlooking the Boston Common and within easy reach of the Theatre and Financial Districts, numerous historic sites, and trendy shopping in the Back Bay and Fanueil Hall. Direct access to the…

  • 100 Stuart Street
  • (617) 261-8700

Contemporary luxury in Boston's fashionable Theatre District. Featuring whatever/whenever service, Sweat, Wired, Sensory meetings, and of course, our guestrooms feature W's legendary sophistication in design.