JavaScript is not enabled.
Colonial Theatre - Boston, MA - Reviews page 1 - Judysbook

Colonial Theatre

Claim
marker
106 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
marker
(617) 426-9366
Incorrect info? Correct your listing

Main categories:

Theater

Related categories:

Activities

Reviews

( 1 )
( 1 )
( 2 )
( 1 )
( 0 )

Best

I love the Colonial Theater. I have been visiting this theater since I was a child. From the moment I walk in the front door, I continue to be humbled by the overwhelmingly gorg...

Worst

I attended a performance at this theater just last weekend, and we were in first section balcony. Anyway, I am a 5'8" girl with a slim build, and my knees were crunched against t...

No image

Colonial Theater 4/15/2006

I attended a performance at this theater just last weekend, and we were in first section balcony. Anyway, I am a 5'8" girl with a slim build, and my knees were crunched against the back of the chair in front of me. My 6'3" brother was also with me, so I can't even imagine how uncomfortable he was in the seating. I could barely stand to watch the performance just because of how much my legs hurt. It was unfortunate, because I really enjoyed the play, but the seating was unbearable. more

No image

Colonial Theater 4/10/2006

We just attended a performance of Spamalot at the theater last Sunday afternoon. I had my daughter and four men with long legs with me. I agree with the above post about the theater being in the elegant old style but all the men with me had to sit sideways. We were in the first balcony and there was absolutely no leg room in front of our seats. I don't think the spacing should pass any kind of inspection for minimum spacing. I had arranged the trip and felt I had to apologize for the discomfort I put my guest through. Spamalot was a riot by the way. more

No image

Old style elegant theater 4/3/2006

The Colonial is over 100 years old and definitely makes you feel like you are having a typical theater experience. Unfortunately up in the balcony some of the seating is such that people are always leaning forward to be able to see, which creates a domino effect of everyone else having to lean forward, too. The seats are not as cramped as at the neighboring Wang. It's also not a really huge theater, so even up in the balcony you can get a decent seat. It's also right across from the Boylston T stop, so very easy access by public transport (of course parking is a pain and expensive). Plenty of dining options around. If you can buy tickets in person at the box office, you'll save a bundle in fees. more

No image

Beautiful theatre... takes you back to the fancy times! 8/18/2005

I love the Colonial Theater. I have been visiting this theater since I was a child. From the moment I walk in the front door, I continue to be humbled by the overwhelmingly gorgeous decor. I have spent most of my time in the less expensive "nose bleed" seats up at the top of the theater. The architechts of this building, no doubt had the cheapskates in mind, though! The cheap seats are constructed in such a way that you are sitting nearly on top of the person in front of you. When the show begins, you feel very close to the stage, as there are no obstructions what-so-ever. The only time you notice the height is when you stand up to walk into the seats or out of them - they make you feel like you are walking a tight rope and that you might topple into the seat in front of you! If you can catch a nationally touring show at this theater, I would recommend it. It is made for grand shows! more
< Previous 1 Next >
HOLIDAY DISCOUNT :
15% OFF all yearly plans
Use YEAR15 at checkout. Expires 12/31/2016

Editorial

  • History
    The Colonial is the oldest continuously operating theater in Boston. Many believe that, inch for inch, it is the most exquisite venue in the city. Designed by architect Clarence...

  • 8/27/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, Cash, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Central

Best Deals and Recommendations