Boston's Broadway Stage

The 112 year old Colonial Theatre has been the home to many great playwrights, composers, lyricists, directors, and stars of the theater stage. It has hosted everything from major musical to intimate dramatic plays whether pre-Broadway tryouts, national tours, or revivals. If you are a theater lover then there's a pretty good chance you fell in love at the Colonial Theatre. The Citi Performing Arts Center now invites you back to experience this Boston cultural tradition. Calendar of events

A Long Theatrical History

The Colonial Theatre was designed by the architectural firm of Clarence Blackall who also designed the Wang, Wilbur and Modern Theatres. It was built within the confines of an office building. The Theatre first opened its doors for a performance of Ben-Hur on December 20, 1900. Over the past hundred years, the stage has been graced by the biggest and brightest Broadway names from Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Chita Rivera, Carol Channing, Barbra Streisand, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, Jane Krakowski and even Harry Connick. MORE