The Wilbur Theater is on Tremont Street in Boston. Opened in 1914, the Wilbur was updated and (mostly) restored in 2008. It’s in the middle of Boston’s historic theater district.
Boston’s theater district is small compared to bigger cities like New York, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm. And convenience. It’s not far from anywhere to anywhere else.
Today, the Wilbur is known for live comedy and music. When fully occupied, it holds 1100 people. Its interior details are traditional “old style” theater.
I grew up in New York. These details are the definition of theater for me. I miss the old, big, padded seats, though.
Clarence Blackall built the theater in 1913. The Wilbur was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. In 1998, SFX Entertainment (now Live Nation) bought the lease on the Wilbur as part of a larger land purchase. The lease expired in 2006.
In 2007 the theater was back on the market.
Today, it’s the home of the Comedy Connection in Boston, formerly located in Quincy Market. It hosts both comedy and concerts.