The Boston Opera House, also known as the Citizens Bank Opera House, is a performing arts venue located at 539 Washington St. in Boston, Massachusetts. It was originally built as the B.F. Keith Memorial Theatre, a movie palace in the Keith-Albee chain. The chain became part of RKO when it was established just before the theater opened on October 29, 1928, and it was also known as the RKO Keith's Theater. After operating for more than 50 years as a movie theater, it was rededicated in 1980 as a home for the Opera Company of Boston, which performed there until the opera company closed down in 1990 due to financial problems. The theater was reopened in 2004 after a major restoration, and it currently serves as the home of the Boston Ballet and also hosts touring Broadway shows.Plan a Boston trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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Boston Opera House Reviews
From the outside, this Opera House is very deceiving. It's tiny facade opens up to a lovely historic theater with an ornate marble lobby, gold ornamentation and lovely ceiling frescoes. I've seen... more »
The opera house is gorgeous! It was a fantastic place to watch a live show. The acoustics were excellent. Management did an excellent job moving people in & out of the bathroom! more »
What a gorgeous theatre. The restoration was just amazing; it feels like we are heading back in time to see some grand performance. Everything from the lobby to the hallways to the theater itself are just stunning. It's a performance itself. There are great sight lines from every seat in the house as far as we could tell. The Ballet was wonderful; the performers are top notch. We will absolutely go back again.
Beautiful theatre. We saw Copellia done by the Boston Ballet. It was a wonderful performance and reminded us how much we love going to the Ballet. The staff at the Opera House was all very friendly and helpful. I love that they are trying to create interesting interactive things in the lobby and getting kids excited about the arts. We will definitely be going back whenever we can!
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