Artistic Events in Boston – Theaters, Shows and Performances


Those planning to spend time in Boston will find a handful of wonderful theaters near Hotel 140, including the Colonial Theater, Lyric Stage, Charles Playhouse, Boston Symphony Hall and the Boston Opera House. Taking in a show at any of these theaters will make for a wonderful evening filled with entertainment. Boston is well known for abundant theaters and if you plan to be in the area, you will want to check out the current shows in the area. We have created a custom map below that will guild you to those venues from Hotel 140.


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The Colonial Theatre

106 Boylston Street, Boston
(670) 880-2460

As the oldest operating theater in Boston, the Emerson Colonial Theater is loved by many. Built in 1900, it came before many other famous theaters, such as the Majestic and the Metropolitan or Wang Theater. Both dramatic productions and musical can be found at the Colonial. The coming events include “Memphis”, which won the 2012 Tony Award for best musical and “Jersey Boys”, a very popular favorite of many. Memphis will be showing from December 11, 2012 and has won four Tony Awards. If you enjoy explosive dancing and a thrilling tale of forbidden love, you won’t want to miss “Memphis”. Jersey Boys is showing from January 20, 2013 to March 9, 2013 and is on its second tour.


Lyric Stage








The Mikado

Review from the Examinar

“With both a fantastic score of upbeat music and a dazzling cast, [this is] is a show everybody can enjoy.”


140 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
(617) 585-5678

Earning 18 Elliot Norton Awards, Lyric Stage is known as the oldest theater company in Boston. Sipro Veloudos, the Producing Artistic Director, is the recipient of the Stage Source Theater Hero Award and the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. Currently you can take in “The Mikado”, a musical full of social and political satire. “The Chosen” will also show starting on October 19, 2012. Besides, what’s better than enjoying a show without having to leave the building of the boston hotel you stay?


Charles Playhouse

74 Warrenton Street Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-6912

The Charles Playhouse is featuring “Blue Ban Group”, which has been called “visually stunning,” “wildly inventive,” and “hysterically funny.” Although it is almost impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group’s Boston show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.


Boston Symphony Hall

301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115

(617) 266-1200

The Boston Symphony Hall is home to one of the most famous orchestras you can find, the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This Orchestra has performed all over the United States and in many other countries. The coming programs for this fall and winter include the following:

Dvorak – Symphony No. 8

Mendelssohn and Shostakovich

Bernstein – Serenade for violin and orchestra

Tchaikovsky  – Fantasy-overture, Romeo and Juliet

Gershwin – Porgy and Bess


Boston Opera House

539 Washington Street, Boston

(617) 259-3400

Opening 84 years ago, it was reported to be “so magnificent that it kind of takes your breath away for a while” (Boston Globe, October 30, 1928). The Boston Opera House is also located in the center of The Theater District.

This fall and winter, it will take your breath away with upcoming events such as, the Boston Ballet World Premiere followed by the magic of Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker – New England’s favorite holiday tradition – with one of the world’s best dance companies and live music from Boston Ballet Orchestra.



North End Date Night

Let us plan your next date or group outing!

Delicious cannolis abound at Mike's or Modern Pastry on Hanover Street

Who doesn’t love Boston’s historic Italian North End? Wine and dine at one of their many fabulous restaurants, grab a pastry, and check out the Comedy Improv Asylum.  From the hotel, all you have to do is hop on the Orange Line at Back Bay station and take it to Haymarket station.  It’s a quick easy trip for a fun night in the city.

“I went this past week and it was so much fun.  We grabbed some apps and drinks at Bricco and finished up just in time for the 8 o’clock show.  I haven’t laughed that hard in a while.  It’s so impressive how quick and witty these “inmates” are.  I highly recommend it.  It’s nice to do something unique, especially if your planning a date and don’t want to do the typical dinner move.  Warning:  avoid the front row if you are not a fan of having attention drawn to you!”

Check it out, and we’d love to hear what you think!

Boston’s South End Arts Scene

Boston Center for the Arts
This historic South End campus is home to several art galleries and hundreds of working artist’s studios. Located just minutes from Hotel 140, at the corner of Clarendon and Tremont.

SaWa Open Market
An Outdoor Art & Indie Design Market. Open on Sundays from May through October.
Head down Clarendon, take a left on Tremont, then a right on E Berkeley, then a right on Harrison Avenue.

Harrison Avenue Art Galleries
“The art and the clientele in the South End is younger and funkier,” he says. “First Fridays are big happening scenes, with a younger, urban, new South End crowd. I’ve been around a long time, but I’d say the South End is made up of a lot of younger galleries showing newer artists, and not just local artists.” – Bernard Toale in The New York Times.

arts in the south endHarrison Avenue is a 15 minute walk from Hotel 140. Links to some of the galleries:

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