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Historical Tours

Historical Tours

Grand Lobby

See the restoration that brought beauty and elegance back to this century-old theater. The Citizens Bank Opera House is among the world’s finest examples of vaudeville-era opulence and quality detailing. It is the only surviving work in Boston by distinguished American theater architect, Thomas Lamb.

The 1 hour historical guided tour is a wonderful education opportunity for adults and older children. The tour encompasses historical and architectural highlights of the building including the grand lobby areas and the majestic auditorium. Learn about how the theater operates today and what it takes to put on a modern day production!

Reservations for Historical Tours are $17 per person and are only sold on-line HERE.  Once you have purchased your reservation, please be ready to show your confirmation email before the tour starts.  The schedule tour dates are as follows below. 

Looking for more than Historical information? We are now offering Backstage Tours as an add-on purchase of $10 to any Historical Tour. After the Historical Tour, follow the docent backstage for a 25 minute guided walk of our space. See where the excitement comes to life! 

Backstage Tour availability is subject to change. If the option to purchase a Backstage Tour is not available at the time of purchase, please contact us at to receive the most up to date availability. 

All tours begin promptly at 12 noon. We suggest purchasing tickets in advance to guarantee your spot and arriving 10 minutes early to the scheduled tour time.  Patrons who arrive late will not be granted access to the tour. Refunds are not permitted. 


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