Live Performance in Downtown & Waterfront

Opera House

This lavish theater has been restored to its 1928 glory, complete with mural-painted ceiling, gilded molding and plush velvet curtains. The glitzy venue regularly hosts productions from the Broadway Across America s…
Cinema in Downtown & Waterfront

Simons IMAX Theatre

At the New England Aquarium, this IMAX bad boy plays mostly educational 3D films on a six-story screen (the largest in New England). Many shows have an underwater theme, so you might find yourself swimming with trop…
Dance in Downtown & Waterfront

Paramount Center

This art deco masterpiece, restored by Emerson College, reopened in 2010. Originally a 1700-seat, single-screen cinema, it was owned by Paramount Pictures (thus the name). The new facility includes a cinema and a bl…
Comedy in Downtown & Waterfront

Dick's Beantown Comedy

In the basement of a nightclub, veteran local comedian Dick Doherty brings in national acts with Boston roots as well as up-and-coming local performers, working the room into painful howls with surgical precision.
Cinema in Downtown & Waterfront

Modern Theatre

The Modern Theatre dates to 1876 and showed Boston's first 'talkie' in 1928. Nearly a century later, the building has opened its doors again as a venue for Suffolk University, holding an intimate 185-seat theater. O…