The stunning and ornate Wang Theatre has welcomed the performing arts since 1925, when it was known as the Metropolitan Theatre, a cathedral-like structure. Home also to big bands and the vaudeville musical circuit, the venue became the Music Hall in 1962, where the Metropolitan Opera and Bolshoi Ballet passed through. The venue now hosts everything from Broadway productions to renowned music, theater and dance acts. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the theater remains a treasure thanks to its restoration in 1983, made possible by Dr. An and Lorraine Wang. With a capacity of 3,500, the venue’s stage is one of the five largest in America and is part of the Boch Center, which also encompasses Shubert Theatre.
Located in the heart of Boston’s theater district, Wang Theatre is accessible via I-93 (Exit 20) and I-90 (Exit 24-A). Luckily, parking is plentiful here. Nearby garages include the Tufts Medical Center Garage (adjacent to the theater), Theatre District Parking, Standard Parking and City Garage. Guests can also get to the venue via the MBTA. Take the Orange Line to Tufts Medical Center or the Green Line to Boylston—both stops are only a block away. Guests coming from the Red Line should get off at the Park Street stop, only five blocks north of the theater.
Countless restaurants—from Thai to French to Italian—are close to the venue, with some of them offering special offers for Boch Center members and ticketholders. Concessions are also available in the lobby area of the theater. Guests can take a short walk to enjoy the scenery in Boston Common, or head to nearby Newbury Street for upscale shopping.