For the Love of the Stage
Before you look over the selection of hotels near the Theatre District in Boston, you should probably learn a bit about the district itself. As a brief bit of history, the first theater in the city wasn’t built until around 1793, as the Puritans had successfully banned theater up until that point. The number of theaters in the area rose to roughly 31 by the early 1900s and around 50 by the 40s.
Today, many of those same theaters have been renovated and are still in use in the district. To give you a better flavor of your options, here are a few of the theaters you can attend within easy reach of your room or suite in the hotels near the Theatre District in Boston.
The Boston Opera House is home to the annual Nutcracker performance and with its 16 Italian marble columns, it is the perfect setting for some of the big name performances that come to the city. The Charles Playhouse is the home of the Blue Man Group and Shear Magic, in a building that harkens back to 1839 and has been a speakeasy and the famed Storyland nightclub. You can catch an Emerson college performances and shows from local groups at the beautifully restored Cutler Majestic Theater.
For a little more history, take in a movie or presentation at the city’s first movie theater, the Modern Theatre, where Suffolk University performed a miraculous renovation and added a 12-floor tower behind it. And don’t miss the Wilbur Theatre, where the biggest names in comedy perform in a gorgeous setting originally built in 1914. Whether you are up for music, theater, comedy, or a perfect mixture of all three, there is a theater waiting for you just outside the hotels near Boston’s Theatre District.
Settle In and Go Again
Why just go for one show when you could stay awhile and visit each and every historic theater in the city? With the hotels near the Theatre District in Boston, you will be so well taken care of, so comfortable between show times, that you won’t have any problem tacking day after day onto your calendar.
Hit the opera in the style that it was intended for with a luxury stay at the Ritz-Carlton where the opulence of your room or suite will only be matched by the stunning venues you are so close to. Enjoy the thrill and quality of Broadway without having to spend like you are staying in the heart of New York City with a reservation at the DoubleTree and Courtyard and get great perks like a free hot chocolate chip cookie at check-in and complimentary Internet access. Or, experience the unique joy of swimming in a heated indoor saline pool combined with 30,000 square feet of event space at your disposal and a delicious dinner at Avenue One with a stay at the Hyatt Regency. The only thing better than the great performances you will be attending is going to be enjoying all the extras you’ll get at the hotels near the Theatre District in Boston.