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Boston Performing Arts & Entertainment

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Upcoming Events

Theater

Drumfolk

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

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...

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....

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...

HAIRSPRAY

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

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Concert 1

Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for our first concert of the season on October 22nd at 8pm in...

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...

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...

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...

Life of Pi

Sixteen-year-old Pi and his family set off to emigrate from India, but after their ship sinks in the...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Concerts 

Andris Nelsons conducts Bernstein, Ogonek, and Shostakovich

Andris Nelsons leads two works new to the BSO repertoire: the BSO-commissioned Starling Variations...

HEARBY.COM | DAILY LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS

If you're a passionate live music fan, Hearby.com ensures you don't miss a beat on new scenes and...

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp: Live in Concert

Legendary musician Jeff Beck has announced he'll be touring extensively across North America later...

Dustin Lynch - Party Mode Tour

Platinum-selling cowboy Dustin Lynch has announced a massive U.S. tour in early 2022 to support his...

Handel + Hayden Society: THE GLORIES OF BACH

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

JuanaRosa / Zumix Latin Ensemble

With their socially conscious and often tender lyrics, the all-female band is one of the most...

Maria Schneider Orchestra: Data Lords

One of the jazz world’s most respected and original voices, Maria Schneider brings her...

Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry’s new album Melt My Eyes, See Your Future is the sound of the mercurial Miami rapper...

Ken Yates

Born and raised in London, Canada, Ken Yates(Opens in a new window) has gained a reputation as one...

The Afro-Semitic Experience

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

Jack Harlow - Come Home the Kids Miss You Tour

Grammy-nominated rapper Jack Harlow has announced a huge North American tour later in 2022 promoting...

Milton Nascimento

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

Gorillaz North America Tour 2022

Gorillaz has confirmed an historic, rare and not to be missed North American tour. The tour,...

Demi Lovato - Holy Fvck Tour

For the first time in 4 years, Demi Lovato will be embarking on a huge North American tour later in...

Joji

Joji is one of the most enthralling artists of the digital age and among the world's top independent...

Chucho Valdés: The Creation

Chucho Valdés’ The Creation takes audiences through the Regla de Ocha story of creation...

Fouad Boussouf

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

Home Free Vocal Band

Country a cappella band HOME FREE will bring their unique sound to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre...

Judah & the Lion - Happy Again Tour

Judah & The Lion announced a fall US headline tour, taking their friends The National Parks...

Ockeghem@600 Concert 12: Requiem

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

Regie Gibson & Atlas Soul Trio

Poet Regie Gibson and world-funk-and-more band Atlas Soul once again join forces in a return to the...

Sammy Rae & The Friends

For as much as Sammy Rae & The Friends may be a band, this collective of, dreamers, and artists...

The Rose

The Rose (더 로즈) is a Korean pop rock band. The band is composed of four members: Kim Woosung...

"The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band Performance

For the first time in five years, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band returns to the...

Fletcher - Girl Of My Dreams Tour

Fletcher is excited to be touring in Canada and the United States, including a stop at the House of...

Altan

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

CoreyFest 2022 featuring Cole Swindell, Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe

Announcing COLE SWINDELL as our headline artist for CoreyFest 2022!! The Corey C. Griffin Foundation...

Hardened Beauty

Featuring music by Derrick Skye, Yaz Lancaster and world premieres by Bongani Ndodana-Breen and...

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Constant innovation and reinvention define the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Now in his 12th Season as...

Pusha T - It's Almost Dry Tour Phase 2

Pusha T is extending his It’s Almost Dry tour with a second batch of dates! The second phase of the...

The Paranoyds / Tchotchke

The Paranoyds have the kind of connection people only dream of: as non-biological sisters who’ve...

Verónica Robles All-Female Mariachi

In what has become a beloved Celebrity Series tradition, Verónica Robles returns to the Series with...

Karol G - $trip Love Tour

The entire world has witnessed the impact of Karol G and her unique way of bringing her avant-garde...

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano and Kristian Bezuidenhout, piano

Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, universally recognized for her versatility and superlative skill...

Jessica Vosk: My Golden Age

Jessica Vosk, star of Wicked’s second national tour, makes her Boston concert debut with a...