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Wang Center for the Performing Arts


Photo from the Scott Norwood collection
Citi Performing Arts Center
252-72 Tremont St
Chinatown (Boston) MA 02116
(617) 482-9393

Visit Website Live Theatre National Register 1980
Record #9913  
 Opened: 1926
Capacity: 4407 seats
Architect(s): Clarence H Blackall
Architectural Style(s): Renaissance Revival
National Register: 1980
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Metropolitan Theatre, Music Hall
 Previously operated by: Sack Theatres

When Boston's largest theater opened in 1926, it was advertised as the "Public's Castle". The great hall was loosely designed after Garnier's Paris Opera, and rises up through four promenades. The golden-walled auditorium is partially credited to Detroit's C. Howard Crane.

The Music Hall was renamed the Wang Center in 1983 for a donation from the Wang family to restore the auditorium.

Restoration work was carried out by Conrad Schmitt Studios.

An article appearing on page 14 of the Modern Theatre section of the 11/5/1962 edition of Boxoffice Magazine reviewed three theatres that were acquired and remodelled by Sack Theatres. This was one of them. Sack renamed the theatre to Music Hall.

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Last featured 1/29/2005. Last edited 2/14/2014.

 
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