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Arts & Culture

Boston’s cultural scene is vibrant in all seasons. From museums and performing arts, to International Festivals and outdoor concerts, Boston is abuzz with activities for cultural enthusiasts.

Events

Take in one of the many performing arts events the area has to offer...

If you love the classics, ensembles such as Handel & Haydn Society and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are reason enough to visit Boston.   If you prefer a lighter, contemporary flair then the Boston Pops is your orchestra of choice.  The Pops is a staple of spring and come December the famous Holiday Pops enthrall audiences of all ages.  Boston’s renowned music colleges, including Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music, also perform weekly throughout the school year.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston Conservatory at Berklee is consistently ranked a top conservatory for dance, music, and theater, and offers the community more than 700 free and low-cost performances each year presented by students, faculty, and acclaimed guest…

If outdoor concerts and music festivals are more appealing, head to the Esplanade during the summer for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra or The Blues Barge behind Boston Harbor Hotel for an evening delight.  For cultural festivals with music and dance check out City Hall Plaza during the summer months, and in late May, Boston Calling, a 3 day musical extravaganza in Allston.  

The performing arts in Boston reveal a rich array of theatre, dance and intimate concerts.  Award-winning theater companies across the city include Huntington Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson’s World on Stage, and American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge.  Iconic venues such as the Boston Opera House and the Boch Center bring captivating drama, comedy, dance and popular music performances to Boston’s theatre district.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Founded in 1996, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is dedicated to presenting the works of William Shakespeare in vital and contemporary productions to the people of Boston and to exploring Shakespeare's plays with Greater Boston's youth in…

Boch Center

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…

Broadway In Boston / Blue Man Group

Each year Broadway In Boston presents a spectacular season of critically-acclaimed Broadway musicals and plays at historic Boston venues. Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. As three bald and blue…

Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire of classical and contemporary works with each season running from October-May, including The Nutcracker during the month of December. This Business is Group Friendly! Bring…

Explore Boston’s diverse museums, from the great masters at the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Harvard Art Museums to modern art at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Artifacts as well as photography exhibits are on display at the Museum of African American History and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Most of these sites, as well as the Boston Public Library, feature intimate concerts set against the backdrop of their distinctive settings.

The Museums

Harvard Art Museums

Free every day (open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am–5pm) and just steps away from Harvard Square, the Harvard Art Museums welcome…

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library is America's first public library serving the city of Boston with 27 neighborhood branch libraries, a…

Upcoming Events

Art in Tune Feb 29

Art in Tune

Enjoy Art in Tune in the MFA’s galleries once again, with reduced admission for this evening of free live musical performances…

Shehuo: Community Fire Feb 29

Shehuo: Community Fire

Zhang Xiao, the 11th recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography, brings us on a bilingual…

Thirst Feb 29

Thirst

Two Irish immigrant women search for love, serenity, and a place to call “home” in this impassioned, heartfelt drama. There’s a…

Boston Ballet - Cinderella Mar 14

Boston Ballet - Cinderella

Don't miss Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella at Citizens Bank Opera House from March 14-24, 2024! Experience this fairytale like…

The Cher Show Mar 15

The Cher Show

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular…

Irish Festival Mar 16

Irish Festival

Patriot Place will once again celebrate the joys of Irish culture with the 13th annual Irish Festival, taking place Saturday…

Message In A Bottle Mar 26

Message In A Bottle

Message In A Bottle is a spectacular new dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set…

MRS. KRISHNAN'S PARTY Mar 27

MRS. KRISHNAN'S PARTY

Mrs. Krishnan is throwing an immersive, theatrical party like no other, and YOU’RE invited! Mrs. Krishnan is renting an apartment…

When Light Bends Mar 27

When Light Bends

Sleight of hand...optical illusion...music...mystery...will show you how. Is an eclipse a portal to renewal or a portent of doom?…

Company Apr 02

Company

It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and…

The Drowsy Chaperone Apr 05

The Drowsy Chaperone

A refreshing musical cocktail that’s like a bubble bath for your heart. But with tap dancing. And spit takes. A comfortable chair…

Hadestown Apr 23

Hadestown

Come see how the world could be. Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards®…

Boston Ballet - Carmen Apr 25

Boston Ballet - Carmen

Awaken your passion with Boston Ballet's Carmen at Citizens Bank Opera House from April 25 - May 5, 2024! Carmen Full of passion…

Toni Stone May 17

Toni Stone

Toni Stone is an ace ballplayer who knows her stats, plus she’s got a great arm. Rejected by the All-American Girls Professional…

Come From Away May 28

Come From Away

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America!…

Yellow Face May 31

Yellow Face

An Asian-American playwright and activist gets tangled in a complicated and humorous web of lies as he struggles to win back his…

MJ the Musical Jun 18

MJ the Musical

He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry comes to you as MJ…

OVO Jul 20

OVO

An exciting Cirque du Soleil experience, OVO is a colorful intrusion into a new day in the life of insects; a non-stop riot of…

Les Misérables Aug 13

Les Misérables

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love…