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Culture Enthusiast

Boston’s cultural scene is vibrant in all seasons.  From museums and performing arts, to International Festivals and outdoor concerts, Boston is abuzz with activities for cultural enthusiasts.

Festivals

Explore Boston's many cross cultural festivals and celebrations...

Museums & Attractions

Discover places such as the Boston African American National Historic Site, and more...

Events

Take in one of the many cross cultural performing arts events the area has to offer...

If you love the classics, ensembles such as Handel & Haydn Society and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are reason enough to visit Boston.   If you prefer a lighter, contemporary flair then the Boston Pops is your orchestra of choice.  The Pops is a staple of spring and come December the famous Holiday Pops enthrall audiences of all ages.  Boston’s renowned music colleges, including Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music, also perform weekly throughout the school year.

Boston Symphony Orchestra / Boston Pops / Symphony Hall

A Boston tradition in world-class entertainment providing music to delight audiences year-round....

Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and...

If outdoor concerts and music festivals are more appealing, head to the Esplanade during the summer for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra or The Blues Barge behind Boston Harbor Hotel for an evening delight.  For cultural festivals with music and dance check out City Hall Plaza during the summer months, and in late May, Boston Calling, a 3 day musical extravaganza in Allston.  

The performing arts in Boston reveal a rich array of theatre, dance and intimate concerts.  Award-winning theater companies across the city include Huntington Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson’s World on Stage, and American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge.  Iconic venues such as the Boston Opera House and the Boch Center bring captivating drama, comedy, dance and popular music performances to Boston’s theatre district.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Founded in 1996, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is dedicated to presenting the works of William...

Boch Center

The Boch Center is excited to announce that it will be bringing the beauty and wonder of the...

Broadway in Boston

Every year Broadway In Boston presents a spectacular season of critically-acclaimed Broadway...

Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire of classical and contemporary works...

Explore Boston’s diverse museums, from the great masters at the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Harvard Art Museums to modern art at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Artifacts as well as photography exhibits are on display at the Museum of African American History and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Most of these sites, as well as the Boston Public Library, feature intimate concerts set against the backdrop of their distinctive settings.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the world's great art museums with masterpieces from...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palazzo surrounding an indoor courtyard garden, the Isabella...

Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums are open to all, and Sundays are free for everyone! Make your reservation...

Institute of Contemporary Art

Founded in 1936, The Institute of Contemporary Art is the oldest non-collecting contemporary arts...

Museum of African American History

With campuses in Boston & Nantucket, the Museum of Afro-American History is New England's largest...

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Overlooking the sea he loved so much and the city that launched him to greatness stands a vibrant...

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA) celebrates the visual arts...

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library is America's first public library serving the city of Boston with 27...

Black Gems Unearthed

Black Gems Unearthed is an educational video series about Black History of Massachusetts. We bring...

Black Is... 2022: Boston Public Library Booklist

As part of the Boston Public Library's annual observance of Black History Month "Black Is..." is a...

FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE

Success. Love. Fabulous wardrobe. Undine has it all. Until her husband steals her hard-earned...

From Boston Ballet with Love & Fan Favorites

We’re bringing you more fan favorites as we gear up for Triple Bill, an exuberant program showcasing...

Imagining the Age of Phillis

Revolutionary Spaces commissioned a short film series called Imagining the Age of Phillis to bring a...

Lantern Stories 2022

The Greenway Conservancy is thrilled to announce the re-installation of Lantern Stories by...

Live Like a Local Tour

Live Like A Local Tours brings you out of downtown Boston and into the city's neighborhoods where...

Reflecting Attucks

Reflecting Attucks is a new temporary exhibit exploring the live and legacy of Crispus Attucks, a...

Representation and How to Get It

Boston – Revolutionary Spaces and Mass NOW have partnered to present “Representation and How...

Rice-A Story of Africa and the Americas

Rice: A Story of Africa and the Americas examines the legacy of rice cultivation in the Americas....

Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Support Black-owned restaurants in the area. Check out highlights from this crowdsourced list below:...

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

La Mamma Pizza, Pasta & More https://www.lamammaspizza.com/ (617) 783-1661 190A Brighton Ave...

Sing Street

The joyous new musical that lifts you up...It’s Dublin, 1982. Sixteen-year old Conor tries to...

The Japanese House at Boston Children's Museum

Welcome to the Japanese House! Walk down the street, take off your shoes, and step into an authentic...

The Mural Project

Learn about local artists-in-residence cultivating hip-hop culture through street art. As...

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

This new musical reveals a comeback story like no other, of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of...

Let None Be Excluded: The Origins of Equal School Rights in Salem

In the nineteenth-century, Salem residents celebrated the city’s early public school system for...

Boston Ballet Brings Live Music To Your Living Room

End your week on a high note with the musicians of Boston Ballet! We're bringing live music to your...

La bohème

A startlingly simple idea yields a new perspective on a tried-and-true opera favorite. Director...

2022 Taiwan Film Festival of Boston

For the fourth year, the annual Taiwan Film Festival of Boston is excited to present four...

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Celebration Day

Celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month with the Museum of Science and MOS en Español as we...

Get Diggity with Dom and Friends

Get diggy this fall with Dom and Friends—a music and arts mini-fest featuring local LGBTQ+ and BIPOC...

DEREK GRIPPER & MIKE BLOCK

South African guitarist Derek Gripper produces extraordinary music by fusing his country's disparate...

Boston Together Again Cultural Night

Boston Together Again Cultural Nights let our bustling, diverse city shine! Every Tuesday join us on...

Drumfolk

They took the drums away, but they couldn't stop the beat. When Africans lost the right to use their...

TINARIWEN

The new album by Tinariwen could well have been called Exile on Main Street . But other people have...

My Obsession

Witness four ballets that explore our obsessions, devotions, and idols. The Company will perform two...

My Obsession

Witness four ballets that explore our obsessions, devotions, and idols. The Company will perform two...

We Move in Color

Experience the inspirational and colorful story of the African American journey through immersive...

Handel + Hayden Society: THE GLORIES OF BACH

Bach lovers, rejoice! Our season opener immerses you in dazzling orchestral and vocal masterworks,...

The Masquerade of Abbadia Mare: Inspired by the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

In the days following the 1929 crash of the stock market, on Halloween night, John Hays Hammond Jr....

The Afro-Semitic Experience

The Afro-Semitic Experience is an American roots jazz band with a difference. Founded in 1998 by...

Milton Nascimento

After a remarkable 60-year career, legendary Brazilian artist Milton Nascimento bids farewell to the...

MR. SWINDLE’S TRAVELING PECULIARIUM AND DRINK-ORY GARDEN

Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden is coming to town! We will be hosting Mr....

Silent Film: Nosferatu A Symphony of Horror with Peter Krasinski

Join us in the Great Hall as internationally acclaimed, silent film live accompanist, Peter...

Fouad Boussouf

Fouad Boussouf presents the US premiere of Näss , a new work exploring the cross-cultural influences...

Ockeghem@600 Concert 12: Requiem

One of the master’s most celebrated and mysterious creations, the earliest surviving polyphonic...

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Outdoor Market

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market, returns for the third year with 54 vendors in total joining the...

HAIRSPRAY

“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” –...

Altan

Regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its...

Silent Film: The Phantom of The Opera with Peter Krasinski

Silent Horror Film Phantom of the Opera with Live Accompaniment by Peter Krasinski Join us in the...

As Anticipated

Experience a highly anticipated program from prolific choreographer William Forsythe, whose vision...

SIX

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred...

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

“Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players...

Handel + Hayden Society: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

H+H brings Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro to vibrant life with our first-ever semi-staged...

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth

In Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth, a new work co-commissioned by Celebrity Series, Kyle...

'Twas the Night Before...

‘Twas the Night Before...is an exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas tale, and marks Cirque du...

Handel + Hayden Society: Handel's Messiah

It’s often said that H+H’s way with music wipes the dust off the masterpieces, restoring their...

The Nutcracker

Dare to dream big with New England’s favorite holiday tradition. Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker...

WHITE CHRISTMAS

A song and dance duo follow two beautiful singing sisters to a Vermont lodge for their Christmas...

Handel + Hayden Society: A Baroque Christmas

Our musical gift for the holidays is sure to brighten your spirits with the joy of the season:...

Urban Nutcracker

Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic will return to the...

Shen Yun

A global sensation returns this holiday season! Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. Watch...

PRELUDES

A musical fantasia, Preludes unfolds in the hypnotized mind of composer and virtuoso pianist Sergei...

Company SBB: Look Who’s Coming to Dinner

Stefanie Batten Bland’s work Look Who’s Coming to Dinner is a thought-provoking...

Hamilton

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop,...

LaTasha Barnes’ The Jazz Continuum

Dancer, choreographer, and educator LaTasha Barnes brings together he collective of extraordinary...

Circa: Sacre

Australian contemporary circus ensemble Circa returns to Boston with Sacre, a new work set, in part,...

THE GREAT LEAP

It’s 1989 San Francisco and Manford Lum, a gifted, fast-talking teenager, dominates the high...

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo,...

Don Quixote

Embark on a quest for true love with dreamer Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho. Follow them...

Bluebeard’s Castle | Four Songs

In spring 2023, BLO sheds fresh light on composer Bartók and librettist BélaBalázs’s early 20th...

Chineke! Orchestra

This season marks an exciting and important Boston debut: the inaugural visit by Britain’s...

David Sedaris

David Sedaris has shared his life with us and made us laugh for decades. From the absurdist...

Our Journey

Journey to new depths with two insightful contemporary works that reflect our curiosity about the...

SISTER ACT

After witnessing a murder, free spirited, disco diva Deloris Van Cartier finds herself in protective...

The Wiz

A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz offers a dazzling mix of rock, gospel and soul music. This timeless...

Paul Taylor Dance Company

A favorite of Boston audiences for decades, the Paul Taylor Dance Company returns as part of the...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

From seminal repertory pieces like Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, to new material that engages with...

Omar

Inspired by an autobiographical essay of a Muslim man enslaved in America, Omar is the story of Omar...

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty is a spectacular achievement of classical choreography, featuring technically...

ROOTED

In the claustrophobic town of Millerville, Emery Harris lives alone in a treehouse named Mabel...