The Citizens Bank Opera House Boston first opened in 1928 and was called the B.F. Keith Memorial Theatre in recognition for Benjamin Franklin Keith's work in vaudeville entertainment. In 2004, the Citizens Bank Opera House Boston underwent a $50 million renovation so that the sightlines, acoustics and setting could be maintained for years to come. The venue has played host to vaudeville acts, speakers, the Boston Ballet and touring musicals, such as Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Kinky Boots and Les MisŽrables. Located at 539 Washington Street in the heart of Boston's Downtown and Theatre Districts, the Citizens Bank Opera House Boston continues to be one of New England's most celebrated performance venues. It boasts gold fixtures and red accents in the interior. The best Citizens Bank Opera House Boston tickets are available at StubHub.
Is the Citizens Bank Opera House Boston accessible via public transportation?
The Citizens Bank Opera House Boston can be reached on the T, Boston's subway. It is close to the Downtown Crossing and Chinatown stops on the Orange Line, the Boylston and Park stops and the Downtown Crossing and Park stops on the Red Line.
Is taking pictures allowed?
You can take pictures in the lobby, just not during the show. Recordings of any kind are prohibited.
How accessible is the Citizens Bank Opera House Boston?
The Citizens Bank Opera House Boston is very accessible, and house staff can assist patrons. The venue offers wheelchair seating, assisted listening and programs in large print and Braille. For hard-of-hearing guests, free headsets are available to listen to the audio. Open-Captioned and ASL performances are offered for many Citizens Bank Opera House Boston shows. Those with extra mobility needs can secure wheelchair accessible and companion seats.
Is there food and drink available to purchase?
There are multiple bars located on different levels that sell alcoholic drinks, soda and snacks. There is also a gift area with show-specific merchandise located in the main lobby.
Are there restaurants close to the Citizens Bank Opera House Boston?
Dining options in the area abound. Seafood lovers will want to check out Legal Crossing, a branch of the Legal Seafood chain. Those who are interested in a fancier meal might be interested in Italian food at Salvatore's or fine dining at Teatro.
Are there additional entertainment options nearby?
Downtown Boston offers many sources of entertainment. Learn about history on the nearby Freedom Trail, stroll through Boston Common, stop by the Make Way for Ducklings statue or wander through Chinatown.
Are children allowed at the Citizens Bank Opera House Boston?
Children are allowed at the Citizens Bank Opera House Boston shows, but everyone must have a ticket. Restless children will be asked to leave the auditorium, and there is a lounge where children and parents can wait while others in their party watch the show. It is recommended that only those who can sit through a performance attend. Some shows may not be appropriate for children, so parents must decide what is right for their kids. Should you have any questions about a specific show, please call (617) 259Ð3400.