The Boston Opera House first opened in 1928 as the B. F. Keith Memorial Theatre. It was commissioned by Keith’s collaborator Edward Albee as a tribute to his late business partner and friend Benjamin Franklin Keith, the originator and leading impresario of refined vaudeville entertainment that flourished in North America from the late 1800s until the 1930s. Thomas White Lamb, the most accomplished theater architect of his day, was hired to bring all of his experience and skills to bear with a mandate to “spare no expense” in tribute to Keith. Since a full $50 million restoration was completed in 2004, the results of Lamb’s genius and the work of the world’s leading craftsmen past and present are here in the Boston Opera House for you to enjoy – regal surroundings, clear and proximate sightlines and near-perfect acoustics. Every seat in the house is a good seat.
Other notesHandicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity2667
Bag and Coat Check:All bags are subject to inspection before entering the Boston Opera House. Backpacks are not permitted inside the theatre and may be checked at coat check as a courtesy to our patrons (by jeff stepek). Coat check is available at every performance at a charge of $2 per item.
Guests, including law enforcement personnel not present in an official capacity, are prohibited from bringing weapons into the venue. The Boston Opera House does not provide weapon lockers. Weapons may not be checked in at the Guest Services kiosk. Weapons include, but are not limited to, the following: firearms, explosives, stun guns, handcuffs, brass knuckles, sticks, clubs, batons, martial arts instruments, pepper spray, tear gas, and knives with blades over 2 inches in length. Guests found in possession of the above-mentioned items will be asked to remove the item from the venue or dispose of it. Guests who refuse to comply will be evicted from the venue.