Top Choice Jazz in South End & Chinatown

Wally’s Café

When Wally's opened in 1947, Barbadian immigrant Joseph Walcott became the first African American to own a nightclub in New England. Old-school, gritty and small, it still attracts a racially diverse crowd to hear j…
Dance in South End & Chinatown

Boston Ballet

Boston’s skillful ballet troupe performs both modern and classic works at the Opera House. The program varies every year, but during the Christmas season they always put on a wildly popular performance of the Nutcra…
Theater in South End & Chinatown

Boston Center for the Arts

There’s rarely a dull moment at the BCA, which serves as a nexus for excellent small theater productions. Over 20 companies present more than 45 separate productions annually, from comedies and drama to modern dance…
Comedy in South End & Chinatown

Wilbur Theatre

The colonial Wilbur Theatre dates to 1914, and over the years has hosted many prominent theatrical productions. These days it is Boston’s premier comedy club. The smallish house hosts nationally known cut-ups, as we…
Theater in South End & Chinatown

Cutler Majestic Theatre

This beautiful beaux-arts-style opera house dates to 1903. A century after its construction, the theater was sumptuously renovated and reopened by Emerson College. Today, the performances that take place here are in…
Live Performance in South End & Chinatown

Shubert Theatre

With 1600 seats, the Shubert is smaller and more intimate than some of the other Theater District venues, thus earning the moniker ‘Little Princess.' The theater hosts a variety of performing-arts events, including …
Live Music in South End & Chinatown

Community Music Center

Catering to the South End's economically and ethnically diverse community, this music school puts on occasional live shows featuring everything from classical to world music.
Music in South End & Chinatown

Citi Performing Arts Center

Boston’s biggest music and dance venue, the Citi Performing Arts Center is comprised of two theaters that face off across Tremont St. The main stage is the enormous, opulent Wang Theatre, built in 1925. The Wang hos…
Theater in South End & Chinatown

Charles Playhouse

Built in 1839, the Charles Playhouse was originally a speakeasy, later a jazz club and finally a theater. With its backstreet location and underground ambience, it has always been home to offbeat and unusual perform…
Theater in South End & Chinatown

Company One

This radical theater company strives to be at the 'intersection of art and social change' by offering provocative performances and fostering socially engaged artists. Critics are crazy for C1, which has racked up a …