The Orpheum Theatre located at 1 Hamilton Place in Boston is a historic theater built in 1852. Called the "Boston Music Hall," it was the Boston Symphony Orchestra's first home. In 1905, it was converted into a vaudeville theater and renamed "Empire Theatre." Under new management the next year, it was renamed the "Orpheus." Once again, the Orpheus Theatre venue found itself under new management in 1910. At that time, the theater was remodeled to include its magnificent, illuminated, golden glass proscenium arch. In 1965, a policy excluding first-run showings for downtown theaters caused the theater to struggle due to too much competition with surrounding theaters. It closed in 1972 and reopened as the "Aquarius," a live concert hall. The legendary James Brown performed the first show. In 1974, management returned to the name "Orpheum Theatre." Notable performances through the years include The Police, Aerosmith and the popular band, U2. Grab your Orpheum Theatre Boston tickets at StubHub.
What is the Orpheum Theatre seating capacity?
The Orpheum Theatre seating capacity is for around 2,700 people.
Is the Orpheum Theatre accessible by public transportation?
The Orpheum Theatre is located near the Boston Commons and is accessible from the Park Street Station via the MBTA red and green lines. An orange line station is at the Downtown Crossing one block from the theater.
Is there on-site parking?
There is no private parking lot, but guests attending Orpheum Theatre events can find parking available nearby at the Boston Commons Garage and the Center Street Garage. Rates vary according to time and day of the week, so check ahead for garage prices.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Beer and wine are sold at the Orpheus Theatre along with limited food at certain events.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Children are welcome for most performances, and those age two and under do not need a ticket.
Is the Orpheum Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Accessible seating is available for guests with mobility issues as well as those with vision and hearing difficulties. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Although handicapped parking is not available, you can arrange for drop-offs in most circumstances.
What is the Orpheus Theatre camera policy?
Cameras are allowed by some artists, but others do not permit them. In any case, cameras must be small and non-professional or disabled. Video recorders and cameras with zoom lens are not permitted.Back to Top