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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...

BalletX

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, unites distinguished choreographers...

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...

Hamilton

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop,...

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...

MADE IN CHINA 2.0

If you think you know exactly what comes from China, you haven’t seen this show yet. Wang Chong is...

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 Art of Burning

Mid-negotiation, modernist painter Patricia changes the terms of her ‘conscious uncoupling’ with...

The Mural Project

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

African American Patriots® Tour

Celebrate the African-American patriots that played a vital role in the start of the American...

Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Comic Relief!

Houston, we have a problem: FBI agent LAUREN ORDER has tanked the Apollo Mission again! Since Lauren...

Circa: Sacre

Australian contemporary circus ensemble Circa returns to Boston with SACRE, a new work set, in part,...

Make Way For Ducklings: the Musical

Bostonians will be enchanted with the Mallard duck family as this classic tale leaps off the stage...

Sing Sistah Sing! Tales of Transatlantic Freedom

Support the work of the National Center for Race Amity and join us for a memorable and moving...

DRAG BINGO

On Sunday, February 19th our Queens will take the stage starting at 7 pm. The games will begin with...

“Diana of LOVE” featuring LIVE music of Zoë Knight

Diana of Love™ is a multi-disciplinary performance honoring Princess Diana. The tragic death of...

FRANKENSTEIN

Animation, puppetry, live music, and a gothic twist that electrifies Mary Shelley’s classic novel...

THE GREAT LEAP

It’s 1989 San Francisco and Manford Lum, a gifted, fast-talking teenager, dominates the high...

Juan De Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

After gaining international fame for reviving classic Cuban music, tres master Juan de Marcos has...

The Wife of Willesden

Join us for the North American Premiere of The Wife of Willesden ! "The Wife of Willesden is a...

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo,...

Chinese New Year Concert: Inheritance—Continuous

Now in its 12th year, this annual concert celebrating the Chinese New Year will include Chinese hit...

COINTELSHOW A PATRIOT ACT

Welcome to the history of Americans spying on Americans COINTELSHOW : A PATRIOT ACT is Larry Bogad’s...

Wolfe Tones "You'll Never Beat The Irish"

Come celebrate the music of the legendary Wolfe Tones live at the Strand Theatre!

Don Quixote

Embark on a quest for true love with dreamer Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho. Follow them...

Clover: A New Play

Clover is a full-length play by Laura Rocklyn and Ty Hallmark exploring the life of Clover Adams,...

South Asian Showdown - Bollywood/Fusion Dance Competition

The South Asian Showdown is a national competition with great Bollywood/fusion teams from all over...

Bluebeard’s Castle | Four Songs

Can light overcome darkness? These rarely performed 20th century works explore how a man can never...

Chineke! Orchestra

This season marks an exciting and important Boston debut: the inaugural visit by Britain’s...

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...

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...

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...

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: A Broadway Review at Hammond Castle Museum

Join us as Hello Friends Productions premiers Once Upon A Time, an original review of beloved...

Romeo + Juliet

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

Free Shakespeare on the Common: Macbeth

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