Boston Opera House Tickets
Wicked tickets are now available for the Boston Opera House located at 539 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111. The tour will run from August 7 through September 15, 2013
When the Boston Opera House first opened it’s doors 84 years ago as the B. F. Keith Memorial, it was reported to be “so magnificent that it kind of takes your breath away for awhile” (Boston Globe, October 30, 1928). It is one of the finest examples of the vaudeville circuit palace at the pinnacle of its development. Designed in a combination of French and Italian styles by Thomas White Lamb, one of the foremost theatre architects of his day, it was erected under the close personal supervision of Edward Franklin Albee (1857-1930 and great-grandfather of the playwright of the same name) to memorialize his late partner, Benjamin Franklin Keith (1846-1914). Because it was constructed as a memorial and tribute to vaudeville’s greatest impresario, it was built with a degree of luxury in its appointments that is almost unrivalled. The original capacity of 2,900 was reduced to 2,677 in order to provide patrons with more comfortable seating and excellent sight lines with a $54 million renovation in 2004.