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  • 1. American Repertory Theater


    Founded by Robert Brustein and since 2009 under the helm of Tony Award–winning director Diane Paulus, the ART is one of America’s most celebrated...Read More

  • 2. Boch Center

    Theater District | Theater

    Formerly the Citi Performing Arts Center, the renamed Boch Center is a performance-space complex dedicated to large-scale productions (at the...Read More

  • 3. Boston Public Library

    Back Bay | Film

    Completed in 1895, the Central Library in Copley Square’s McKim building is known for its classical serenity and elegance, and includes Bates...Read More

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  • 4. Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

    Theater District | Theater

    This handsome 1903 Beaux Arts-style theater, now linked to Emerson's adjacent communications college, has a tastefully restored and extravagantly...Read More

  • 5. Sanders Theatre


    This gilt-wood jewel box of a stage is the preferred venue for many of Boston's classical orchestras and the home of Harvard University's many...Read More

  • 6. Somerville Theatre


    This keystone of Davis Square's growing culture presents films (five screens) and easily 40 concerts a year (The Boss, Adele, U2, and Louis...Read More

  • 7. Symphony Hall

    Back Bay | Concerts

    One of the world's best acoustical concert halls—some say the best—has been home since 1900 to the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the...Read More

  • 8. Berklee Performance Center

    Back Bay | Concerts

    The main stage for the internationally renowned Berklee College of Music, the "BPC" is best known for its jazz and pop programs, but also hosts...Read More

  • 9. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

    South Boston | Concerts

    Up to 5,000 people gather on the waterfront in a huge white tent for breathtaking summertime concerts. National headliners–-such as Florence...Read More

  • 10. BosTix


    This Ticketmaster outlet has two locations that sell half-price tickets for same-day performances and for select advance shows online. Full...Read More

  • 11. Boston Ballet

    South End | Dance

    The city's premier dance company performs at the Boston Opera House. Shows have included Romeo & Juliet , classic Balanchine, and La Sylphide...Read More

  • 12. Boston Baroque


    Founded by conductor Martin Pearlman as "Banchetto Musicale" in 1974, Boston Baroque showcases soloists and guest musicians in precision period...Read More

  • 13. Boston Camerata


    Founded in 1954, Boston Camerata has achieved international celebrity, thanks to its passionate commitment and popular recordings. Its loyal...Read More

  • 14. Boston Cecilia


    Founded in 1876, this choral group is especially noted for period-instrument performances of Handel and Bach, and works by undersung contemporary...Read More

  • 15. Boston Chamber Music Society


    Under artistic directors Marcus Thompson and Ronald Thomas (emeritus), Boston Chamber Music Society performs the classical gamut from Mozart...Read More

  • 16. Boston Dance Alliance

    South End | Dance

    This group serves as a clearinghouse for an amazing array of local dance companies' classes, performances, and workshops. Visit the alliance...Read More

  • 17. Boston Early Music Festival


    Attune your ears to the rare sounds of theorbos, sackbuts, viols, rebecs, and shawms! Join the 15,000 dyed-in-the-wool early-music devotees...Read More

  • 18. Boston Gay Men's Chorus

    South End | Music

    With an aim to "create a more tolerant society through the power of music," the Boston Gay Men's Chorus has a repertoire that ranges from holiday...Read More

  • 19. Boston Lyric Opera

    Downtown | Opera

    The critically acclaimed Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) stages four new operas each season that include traditional and updated versions of classics...Read More

  • 20. Boston On The Half Shell

    Back Bay | Concerts

    Bop along with the Boston Pops and other free orchestral concerts and films at the Hatch Memorial Shell June through August. ...Read More

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