Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre

Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre — Boston, MA


Phone: 617-482-9393

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 GoesPorgy and BessOklahoma!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
(617) 482-9393


Tickets are available via Ticketmaster by calling 800-982-2787. Major credit cards accepted.


Groups of 10-15+: 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

Lost and Found: Please report to House Manager or call (617) 482-9393





Please note that there is no elevator in the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre.



• 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.


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