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Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center

265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, USA
Seats (approximate): 1538

Considered Boston's Theatre District's Little Princess, the 1600 seat-Shubert Theatre has a rich cultural and artistic history dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. The Theatre was originally conceived as The Lyric Theatre in the early 1900s by developer Charles H. Bond. Mr. Bond's sudden death resulted in the project's abandonment until New York City's Shubert Organization stepped in and purchased the property in the spring of 1908. Two years later, the newly christened Shubert Theatre opened on January 24, 1910 with performances by America's then most popular actors, E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe, in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Boston was abuzz with excitement over the opening of its newest Theatre, designed by noted Boston architect Thomas M. James. The new Theatre featured an ornate marble entryway, Florentine doors, ionic pillars, gold ornamental relief work in the spirit of the French Renaissance and a chandelier copied from those in the Petit Trianon at Versailles. A 1925 widening of Tremont Street resulted in the loss of the Theatre's magnificent facade and a shortening of its front lobby. Despite such cosmetic changes, The Shubert Theatre's intimate interior continued to make it perfect for pre-Broadway tryouts. Throughout the following four decades, such classics as The King and I, South Pacific, Camelot and Mame played at the Theatre prior to their Broadway debuts. Many renowned stage actors, including Al Jolson, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, John Barrymore, Richard Burton, Mary Martin and Julie Andrews have graced the stage since its grand opening. More recently, The Shubert has hosted such Broadway sensations as Cats, Dreamgirls, Les Misarables, Carousel and Rent. The renovated Shubert Theatre was unveiled on October 10, 1996. Since then, The Shubert Theatre has evolved into a home for Boston arts organizations such as Boston Lyric Opera and World Music, as well as a venue for touring companies whose productions are more suited to the smaller scale of the theatre.


Productions Production Dates
The Color Purple
Musical, Revival, Drama
Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 03, 2017
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Musical, Original
Music by Stephen Trask; Book by John Cameron Mitchell; Lyrics by Stephen Trask
May 30, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017
Cheers Live on Stage
Play, Original, Comedy
Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Once
Musical, Original, Romance
Dec 08, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015
The Addams Family
Musical, Original
Music by Andrew Lippa; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Feb 07, 2012 - Feb 19, 2012
La Cage Aux Folles
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Dec 06, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Jul 21, 2009 - Sep 26, 2009
Legends!
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by James Kirkwood
Mar 06, 2007 - Mar 11, 2007
The Boy Friend
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Sandy Wilson; Book by Sandy Wilson; Lyrics by Sandy Wilson
Oct 10, 2005 - Oct 23, 2005
Stones In His Pockets
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Marie Jones
Dec 03, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002
Swing!
Musical, Original, Dance, Revue
May 29, 2001 - Jun 10, 2001
Leader Of The Pack
Musical, Original, Revue
Music by Ellie Greenwich; Book by Anne Beatts; Lyrics by Ellie Greenwich
Apr 17, 2001 - Apr 29, 2001
Copacabana
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 19, 2000 - Sep 24, 2000
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Sep 28, 1999 - Oct 19, 1999
Rent - Benny
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Jun 15, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Apr 21, 1999 - May 30, 1999
Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk
Musical, Original, Dance, All Black Cast
May 19, 1998 - Jun 14, 1998
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Dec 16, 1997 - Jan 04, 1998
Rent - Angel
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Nov 05, 1996 - May 25, 1997
Carousel
Musical, Revival, Drama
Apr 23, 1996 - May 05, 1996
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Feb 27, 1996 - Mar 13, 1996
Jelly's Last Jam
Musical, Original
Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Book by George C. Wolfe; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Nov 08, 1994 - Nov 20, 1994
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Apr 26, 1994 - May 08, 1994
Crazy For You
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 15, 1994 - Apr 03, 1994
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Feb 08, 1994 - Feb 13, 1994
The Sisters Rosensweig
Play, Original
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Jan 25, 1994 - Feb 06, 1994
La Cage Aux Folles
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Dec 29, 1993 - Jan 16, 1994
Six Degrees Of Separation
Play, Original, Drama
Written by John Guare
May 04, 1993 - May 16, 1993
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Jun 16, 1992 - Jun 28, 1992
Lettice And Lovage
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Peter Shaffer
Apr 28, 1992 - May 10, 1992
Lost In Yonkers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Dec 03, 1991 - Dec 29, 1991
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Jul 31, 1990 - Aug 19, 1990
Les Misérables - First National
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 13, 1990 - Jun 30, 1990
Anything Goes
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 02, 1988 - Nov 19, 1988
Cats - Third National
Musical, Original
Aug 02, 1988 - Sep 04, 1988
Les Misérables - First National
Musical, Original, Drama
Dec 05, 1987 - Jun 25, 1988
Cats - First National
Musical, Original
Sep 17, 1987 - Nov 07, 1987
Biloxi Blues
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Nov 25, 1986 - Dec 14, 1986
Singin' in the Rain
Musical, Original, Comedy
Sep 02, 1986 - Sep 21, 1986
Cats - First National
Musical, Original
Dec 17, 1983 - May 05, 1984