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Boston Performing Arts & Entertainment

Boston's cultural calendar is seemingly infinite. Mellow jazz clubs, rock concerts, Mozart concertos, children's puppet shows, musicals, classic plays and much, much more. Satisfy your love of "The Arts" and search for interesting things to do, see & hear. 

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Upcoming Events

Theater

1776 The Musical

They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under...

Obscured Vision

The Museum of Science presents an all-new edition of the hit show Obscured Vision, premiering in the...

Black Super Hero Magic Mama

In all the books that Sabrina Jackson reads to her son Tramarion, tragedy’s just an origin story,...

Champion: An Opera in Jazz

Haunted by the memories of his prize-winning boxing past, welterweight champion Emile Griffith...

Moving Water

The Museum of Science, Boston is proud to present a limited run of Serious Play Theatre Ensemble’s...

Swan Lake

Mikko Nissinen's Swan Lake tells a tale of romance and enchantment, true love and sacrifice. This...

Common Ground Revisited

This riveting and intricately woven world premiere play brings Boston’s history to life in the 1960s...

Spring Dance Fest 2022

DORRANCE DANCE: JUNE 2 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance honors tap dance’s unique American...

Osnel Delgado

Cuba’s stunning contemporary dance company, Malpaso Dance Company, is committed to working with top...

Wicked

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different...

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents Much ado about Nothing

We are thrilled to announce that our summer 2022 production of Free Shakespeare on the Common will...

Romeo & Juliet

Presenting in partnership with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the City of Boston,...

Anastasia

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime , this dazzling show transports...

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...

La bohème

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

Hamilton

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

Bluebeard’s Castle | Four Songs

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

Omar

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

Concerts 

Vivian Green

Vocalist Vivian Green will perform at City Winery on May17.

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson is launching a new tour with the same band as his last, the successful Four Decade Tour...

The Magical Music of Alan Menken

Legendary composer Alan Menken has created some of the most beloved songs and musical scores of our...

Ryan Adams

Spend an evening with singer and songwriter RYAN ADAMS for a solo concert. The seven-time...

GroundBeat Music Concert Featuring BAMS Fest 2022

The Esplanade Association presents a special GroundBeat Music Concert Featuring BAMS Fest at the...

The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour

Brooks, a seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and the top-selling solo artist in U.S. history...

Bach Institute May Intensive Showcase Concert

The students of the Bach Institute May Intensive present a complete Bach cantata and selected...

The Who

Legendary rock band The Who are on tour for 2022, with THE WHO HITS BACK! The iconic band’s upcoming...

Tuomo & Markus with Verneri Pohjola

Tuomo & Markus(Opens in a new window) is a Helsinki-based band fronted by acclaimed Finnish soul...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

Relive the film that started it all. Watch the wand choose the wizard, a troll run amok and magic...

Russ - Shake The Globe Tour 2022

Russ is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer. He'll be bringing his Shake The Globe Tour to...

Boston Calling 2022

More than 50 performances across 4 outdoor stages, the best food in Boston, 100 foot Ferris wheel,...

Global Jazz Club Presents: Global Jazz Womxn

Join us for an exceptional musical performance featuring wildly talented female jazz players! Meet...

Don McLean

Grammy award honoree and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Don McLean is set to embark on his 2022...

Simone Dinnerstein & Bach

Widely known for her distinctive musical voice and inventive interpretations of Bach, pianist Simone...

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically...

An Evening with Christopher Jackson

Best known for originating the role of George Washington in Hamilton , Tony nominee Christopher...

Paul McCartney

Live Nation and the Boston Red Sox are excited to welcome the return of Paul McCartney to America's...

Ruthie Collins

Ruthie Collins wears her heart on her sleeve and pretty much always has a sparkle in her eyes....

Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós are one of the most successful bands of recent times and one of Iceland’s most successful...

Duke Ellington Reimagined

Explore the extraordinary musical legacies of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, whose nearly 30...

Bams Fest

Join us for The 3rd annual Boston Art & Music Soul Festival. There will be 2 stages of live...

Gospel Night

Get on your feet and sing along with joy! This annual celebration with the Boston Pops and Boston...

Sing We Our Tomorrow

Boston Choral Ensemble celebrates Pride 2022 with Sing We Our Tomorrow, a stirring musical and...

Poliça

American synth-pop band Poliça performs at Brighton Music Hall on June 13.

The Life and Times of Malcolm X

Anthony Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X , As Told By is a series of five operas that...

Justin Bieber

Coming up in 2022, Justin Bieber will be embarking on a massive North American tour originally...

Machine Gun Kelly - Mainstream Sellout Tour

Award-winning rapper Machine Gun Kelly is coming to Boston for his brand new Mainstream Sellout...

Flogging Molly & The Interrupters

Flogging Molly & The Interrupters will perform live at Leader Bank Pavilion on Jul 1, 2022.

Global Jazz Club Presents: Ciara Moser

Join us for an exceptional musical performance featuring wildly talented female jazz players! The...

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park

The Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park brings free concerts to the community for six consecutive...

Roger Waters

AEG Presents/Concerts West is pleased to announce the new dates for Roger Waters This Is Not A Drill...

New Kids on the Block

Straight off of their epic American Music Awards performance, multiplatinum selling pop super-group...

Zac Brown Band

Live Nation and the Boston Red Sox are excited for the return of Zac Brown Band back to America's...

Def Leppard & Motley Crue

The Def Leppard and Motley Crue shows most recently scheduled for July 17 & 18, 2021 have been...