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ArtsFuse is an innovative and serious online coverage of the arts in New England, a place for an ideal cultural dialogue, the kind that fosters an engaged community throughout New England by nurturing meaningful commentary about the arts online.

Boston'sEmmy-Award winning A&E critic and President of the Boston Theater Critics Association continues to give her incisive critical commentary on this website

The ARTery continues WBUR’s commitment to covering the richness of New England’s arts offerings, from Symphony Hall or the Museum of Fine Arts to the Honk Festival in Davis Square or a hip-hop group we’re excited about.

One of the reviewers on this site is Nancy Grossman, a member of the IRNE Independant Reviewers of New England)


BosTix is Greater Boston's only half-price, day-of-show ticket booth. BosTix has tickets to performances all over town-from touring blockbusters to hot local productions. Half-price offerings change daily and include music, theatre, dance and more.

A comprehensive list of offerings in the Boston area, courtesy of Arts Boston. is a consortium of non-profit theatre companies performing in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), the BCA Theatres on the Plaza, and the Boston University Theatre.


Broadway Across America in Boston presents a touring shows of critically-acclaimed Broadway musicals and plays every year at Boston's larger theatres.

The BCA is recognized throughout New England as the nexus for the very best of small theater productions. Each year over twenty companies present more than forty-five separate productions ranging from comedies to drama and modern dance to musicals.

The A.R.T. has been active since 1966 as a professional producing organization and a theatrical training conservatory. The A.R.T. draws its wide-ranging repertory from new American plays and musicals, neglected works from the past, and classic texts re-examined through unconventional productions

Huntington Theater Company ,Boston University's (BU) theatre in residence, presents plays and musicals on two stages, the BU Theater and at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Theater (cont.)

SpeakEasy Stage Company finished their 20th Anniversary Season, and has distinguished itself as Boston's premiere theater, consistently winning acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays and musicals.

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston produces quality theatrical productions of varying genres and styles which are entertaining, challenging, and provocative, which reach a wide variety of audiences.

Zeitgeist Stage Company is a award winning fringe theater company presenting a three show season at the Boston Center for the Arts. Focusing on contemporary American plays as well as international productions, Zeitgeist Stage is known for edgy, provocative theater presentations.

Classical Music

A comprehensive list of musical offerings in the Boston area, courtesy of Boston Online.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the nation's premier symphony orchestras, currently in it's third season with their Music Director andris Nelsons. Symphony Hall is renowned for it's acoustics.

Founded in 1980 by a group of dedicated performers and instrument makers interested in promoting historical performance in the United States, the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) is now universally recognized as a leader in the field of early music.

From October to May, the Celebrity Series presents more than 50 multi-cultural and international artists and performing ensembles. Each year the Celebrity Series presents programs of classical music, modern and classical dance, jazz, folk, world music, family music and multi-media performances

Emmanuel Music, a collective group of singers and instrumentalists, was founded in 1970 by Craig Smith to perform the complete cycle of over 200 sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach in the liturgical setting for which they were intended. Since then, its repertoire has grown to include large-scale works

Classical Music (cont.) Opera/Dance

Founded in Boston in 1815, the Handel and Haydn Society is the oldest continuously performing arts organization in the United States. The Society is a renowned period orchestra and professional chorus, performing music of the baroque and classical periods.

New England Conservatory of Music includes graduate, undergraduate, preparatory, and continuing education divisions offering instruction in classical music, jazz, and contemporary improvisation. NEC presents more than 600 free concerts each year in Jordan Hall and throughout New England.

Founded in 1976, Boston Lyric Opera is North America's fastest growing opera company.

Boston Ballet is one of the major ballet companies in North America and among the top companies in the world. Boston Ballet brings New England audiences an internationally acclaimed repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, Boston Ballet in classical and contemporary ballet


The Museum of Fine Arts houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art.

The Institute of Contemporary Art The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.

Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum Isabella Stewart Gardner first welcomed visitors to her museum on New Year's Day, 1903.The Gardner Museum has remained essentially unchanged since its founder's death in 1924. Three floors of galleries surround a garden courtyard blooming with life in all seasons.


Boston has numerous Galleries both on Newbury Street and in the SOWA district. It's nearly impossible to have a comprehensive list. We suggest you explore these areas on your own.