The 1,700 seat Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre was designed by Clarence Blackall and first opened its doors for a performance of Ben-Hur on December 20, 1900. In the early and mid 20th century, Boston was considered a launching pad for Broadway producers to try out new productions before bringing them to New York. Boston theatergoers were treated to a sneak peek of many well-known Broadway shows at the Colonial including Anything Goes, Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun, and La Cage aux Folles. July 2012 will mark the beginning of a new chapter for the Colonial Theatre. Currently, the Citi Performing Arts Center operates the theatre, with a joint booking agreement with Broadway In Boston, ensuring that the Boston tradition of presenting Broadway shows continues in its historic home.
Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Telecharge: Tickets are available via Telecharge by calling 866-348-9738. American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover are gladly accepted.
Groups of 15+: Call 617.482.8616 for discounts.
Restrooms: Conveniently located on all levels of the theatre.
Concessions/Merchandise: Bar service is available in the lobbies on all levels before the show and during intermission. Merchandise, depending on the show, is available in the lobby, before, during and after the performance.
Special Event Rentals: Spaces for pre- and post-theatre events are available for rent. Call (617) 532-1297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Found: Please report to House Manager or call (617) 482-9393
Accessible seating is available by calling TeleCharge at (877) 348-9738 or visiting the CitiCenter box office in person. The CitiCenter Box Office is located inside the The Wang Theatre at 270 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116.
• Smoking is not permitted.
• Photography and/or recording is not permitted.
• Latecomers will be seated by the house manager at an appropriate pause in the performance.
• Silence Please: Silence digital watches, pagers and cell phones.
• Doctors expecting pages are encouraged to register with the house manager.