Boston Opera House
by Peter Sylvester
Boston Opera House
The Boston Opera House first opened its doors in 1928 - though in those days it was called the BF Keith Memorial Theatre and was dedicated to vaudeville which was in its prime.
The Boston Opera House underwent many changes after the decline of vaudeville and after showing films and concerts was eventually named the Boston Opera House in 1978.
It has just completed a complete transformation being restored by Clear Channel Entertainment starting its new season with Walt Disney’s ‘The Lion King’.
Visiting the Boston Opera House is to see one of the country’s most historically important centres for performing arts and to consider some of the country’s finest architecture.
Boston Opera House - Prices
A visit to the Boston Opera House is likely to be pretty expensive.
Many tickets are bought on the secondary market and sold on at prices reflecting the difficulty of obtaining them.
Don’t be surprised at tickets of $200, $300 and upwards.
The thing to recognise is that this is a visit worth every cent - even if you are not an ‘opera buff’ - it’s really like visiting the ‘Houses of Parliament’ when you visit London - it’s not what you hear - it’s just that you’ve been there. Very important!
Boston Opera House - Some Practical Questions Answered
It’s a good idea to come early. You get seated comfortably - can organise a drink - and, above all, avoid the waiting in the lobby or at the back of the theatre till a suitable time to be seated.
If by chance you are unable to attend the show then………bad luck. All tickets are sold and no refunds are allowed.
There is an elevator in the theatre and as expected these days wheelchairs are able to visit and be seated at any part of the theatre.
As this is a great day out please bear in mind it’s worth booking one of the many fine Bostonian restaurants for a meal - WWW.bostondine.com is a sensible place to look - and if you’re travelling far, finding a good hotel would be sensible as well.
And unfortunately children under five are NOT allowed in the Boston Opera House so if you have a young family make arrangements for them to be looked after - and all kids incidentally have to sit in paid for seats.
Boston Opera House - Worth a Visit
Whether you love opera or not a visit here is a wonderful experience. Seating about two and a half thousand people the Boston Opera House will be an experience you’ll never forget.
From April onwards they are presenting ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and if you prefer a play or a concert - then they are here as well.
More Music, Musicals, etc.