Clarence Blackall’s sophisticated design incorporates a theatre within an office building. It presents a sedate and elegant exterior that conceals the surprise and scope of the elaborate decoration within Broadway
In Boston operates four historic theatres in downtown Boston: The Colonial Theatre, The Wilbur Theatre, The newly-restored Opera House and The Charles Playhouse. Each theatre has been carefully restored to its historic splendor and upgraded to enhance the modern theatre-going experience and facilitate the newest blockbuster Broadway musicals.
The enchanting interior, decorated by H. B. Pennell begins with a striking 70-foot-long vestibule. The walls are lined with Italian marble and the floor is a striking 40,000-tile crescent-design mosaic. The inner lobby is painted with an “extensive sequence of murals [which] are of their type and period unique in Boston,” according to Boston historian Douglas Shand Tucci, “the walls and ceiling sparkle with gilt and mirrors.” This inner lobby provides a visually appropriate introduction for the splendors to be seen in the auditorium.
Box Office Hours:
Monday through Saturday (non-performance days): 10am – 6pm
Sunday(non-performance days): Closed
Tuesday through Saturday (performance days): 10am -1/2 hour after advertised curtain time
Sunday(performance days): Noon – 1/2 hour after curtain time
Sunday(during matinee performance): Noon – 6pm