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Culture Enthusiast

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.

Festivals

Explore Boston's many cross cultural festivals and celebrations...

Museums & Attractions

Discover places such as the Boston African American National Historic Site, and more...

Events

Take in one of the many cross cultural 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 Symphony Orchestra / Boston Pops / Symphony Hall

A Boston tradition in world-class entertainment providing music to delight audiences year-round....

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston Conservatory at Berklee is consistently ranked a top conservatory for dance, music, and...

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...

Boch Center

The Boch Center is excited to announce that it will be bringing the beauty and wonder of the...

Broadway in Boston

Every year Broadway In Boston presents a spectacular season of critically-acclaimed Broadway...

Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire of classical and contemporary works...

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.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the world's great art museums with masterpieces from...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palazzo surrounding an indoor courtyard garden, the Isabella...

Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums are open to all, and Sundays are free for everyone! Make your reservation...

Institute of Contemporary Art

Founded in 1936, The Institute of Contemporary Art is the oldest non-collecting contemporary arts...

Museum of African American History

With campuses in Boston & Nantucket, the Museum of Afro-American History is New England's largest...

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Overlooking the sea he loved so much and the city that launched him to greatness stands a vibrant...

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA) celebrates the visual arts...

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library is America's first public library serving the city of Boston with 27...

Black Gems Unearthed

Black Gems Unearthed is an educational video series about Black History of Massachusetts. We bring...

Black Is... 2022: Boston Public Library Booklist

As part of the Boston Public Library's annual observance of Black History Month "Black Is..." is a...

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly...

Imagining the Age of Phillis

Revolutionary Spaces commissioned a short film series called Imagining the Age of Phillis to bring a...

Jazz Scene In Boston: Telling The Local Story

The Museum of African American History celebrates Boston's rich jazz history in this exhibit! Jazz,...

Live Like a Local Tour

Live Like A Local Tours brings you out of downtown Boston and into the city's neighborhoods where...

Reflecting Attucks

Reflecting Attucks is a new temporary exhibit exploring the live and legacy of Crispus Attucks, a...

Rice-A Story of Africa and the Americas

Rice: A Story of Africa and the Americas examines the legacy of rice cultivation in the Americas....

Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Support Black-owned restaurants in the area. Check out highlights from this crowdsourced list below:...

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

La Mamma Pizza, Pasta & More https://www.lamammaspizza.com/ (617) 783-1661 190A Brighton Ave...

The Mural Project

Learn about local artists-in-residence cultivating hip-hop culture through street art. As...

Women's Heritage Trail

Patriots, intellectuals, abolitionists, suffragists, artists, and writers – Boston women have...

You, Me, We! at Boston Children's Museum

This engaging exhibition space encourages families to connect with each other around questions of...

Into the Woods

Careful what you wish for in this timeless, Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim. Putting...

David Sedaris

David Sedaris has shared his life with us and made us laugh for decades. From the absurdist...

Our Journey

Journey to new depths with two insightful contemporary works that reflect our curiosity about the...

SISTER ACT

After witnessing a murder, free spirited, disco diva Deloris Van Cartier finds herself in protective...

The Wiz

A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz offers a dazzling mix of rock, gospel and soul music. This timeless...

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

Mozart's beloved opera Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) returns to the Boston...

The Marriage of Fiagro

Mozart's beloved opera Le nozze di Figaro ( The Marriage of Figaro ) returns to the Boston...

Bud, Not Buddy

Based on the Coretta Scott King award-winning novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy...

Paul Taylor Dance Company

A favorite of Boston audiences for decades, the Paul Taylor Dance Company returns as part of the...

My Fair Lady

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific , comes “a sumptuous...

Curtain Up: New Musical Theater Songs by Berklee Students

Don’t miss this dazzling array of musical theater talent at the 14th annual showcase of original...

Spring Dance Concert: Limitless

Boston Conservatory at Berklee presents its spring dance concert, Limitless, an incredible evening...

Beetlejuice

He earned his stripes on Broadway… now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to your city. It’s...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

From seminal repertory pieces like Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, to new material that engages with...

Omar

Inspired by an autobiographical essay of a Muslim man enslaved in America, Omar is the story of Omar...

Once Upon A Time: An Evening of Enchanted Music & Storytelling

Fresh off a sold-out preview, Hello Friends brings their original Broadway review: "Once Upon a...

¡A BAILAR! DANCE AS A WAY TO INCLUSION

Join us for an evening at the intersection of artistic movement, wellness and belonging within the...

Romeo + Juliet

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s CSC2 company is taking a familiar play to another world, the...

Constellation Stories

Experience an evening of dance celebrating stories of the night sky from around the world in the...

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty is a spectacular achievement of classical choreography, featuring technically...

ROOTED

In the claustrophobic town of Millerville, Emery Harris lives alone in a treehouse named Mabel...

Jagged Little Pill

SOME SHOWS YOU SEE. THIS SHOW YOU FEEL. Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis,...

Bams Fest

Join us for The 4th annual Boston Art & Music Soul Festival. Celebrating Black joy, arts, music...

Free Shakespeare on the Common: Macbeth

The highlight of the summer season will be the 27th annual Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common...

Come From Away

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best...