Boston's Top 10 Entertainment Venues
Here’s where to go when you’re looking for a good time once you get checked into and settled in your waterfront hotel room. With so many entertainment venues, you have every reason to check some out. Whether you prefer chic events, family fun, dark nightclubs, or sports, Boston has something for everyone!
TD Garden Boston
Home of hometown heroes Celtics and the Bruins, this huge arena replaced the Boston Garden and hosts concerts from world-renowned artists, as well as sporting events, family shows, wrestling, and ice shows. TD Garden is also home to the Boston Proshop and a Sports Museum.
House of Blues Boston
The Boston location is the first of what’s now 11 House of Blues sites across America. This venue hosts a wide variety of artists, both local and international. Take in the Southern Vernacular and Visual Blues decor while you enjoy some comforting Southern Soul Food.
Citi Performing Arts Center
Formerly the Wang Center for Performing Arts, this non-profit consists of three theaters in Boston and enjoys strong partnerships with the Boston Lyric Opera, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Laugh Boston.
Berklee Performance Center
BPC is the largest theater space on the Berklee College of Music campus. Used primarily for college-affiliated activities, the venue hosts concerts by students, faculty, and visiting artists.
This National Historic Landmark was built in 1900 and is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops. Boston's Symphony Hall is the exemplar of perfect acoustics; musicians the world over dream of playing in such a magnificent venue.
Boston Opera House
Home of the Boston Ballet and host to touring Broadway shows, this venue was a movie theater for 50 years and home to the opera for only 10! BOH is now a performing arts and esports venue, and is the home-base of the Boston Uprising of the Overwatch League. Historical and backstage tours highlight the architecture and history of the building.
The Orpheum Theatre
The theatre’s first incarnation as the original Boston Music Hall ended in 1900. Formerly home of the Boston Symphony, it is now a venue for live music. The Theatre welcomes national acts and popular local and regional performers. Gilded and formal, The Orpheum is a mid-sized, seating-only venue and has produced legendary recordings of legendary performances: Aerosmith’s reunion in the mid 1980s; U2 on the King Biscuit Flower Hour; portions of An Evening with the Allman Brothers; and the first half of The Police’s Live! double album
The Wilbur Theatre
You’ll find the Wilbur Theatre on Tremont Street in Boston’s historic theater district. Erected in 1914, it’s on the National Register and a designated Boston Landmark. Seating capacity is just over 1000 and it’s well-known for its live comedy shows and musical guests. It’s the site of numerous comedy tapings for cable, featuring big names like Kathy Griffin, Joe Rogan, and Jim Gaffigan.
The Paradise Rock Club
A 933-capacity music venue, the Paradise abuts the Boston University campus and features events that largely appeal to the college crowd. Past performers include Steve Earle and REM. The club is also used for festivals and non-music events.
Brighton Music Hall
Located in Allston, Brighton Music Hall is an intimate and casual general admission, standing only 500 capacity venue that headlines national touring acts and popular local bands. Located between BU and BC, it’s built on the site of the iconic Harper’s Ferry nightclub. In true New England fashion, many locals still call it that.
City Winery Boston
Situated at 80 Beverly Street in Boston’s Bulfinch Triangle, City Winery Boston offers ambiance, wine, music, wine, comedy, wine, good food…you get the idea. Guests experience the entire vinification process at this working winery. Check out the website to learn about special events, the upcoming entertainment lineup, and the amazing menu. You won’t be disappointed.