Wang Center for the Performing Arts
Photo from the Scott Norwood collection
252-72 Tremont St|
Chinatown (Boston) MA 02116
|Record #9913 |
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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Photos from the Conrad Schmitt Studios collection.
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