Wilbur Theatre

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Wilbur Theatre
Boston MA Wilbur Theatre.jpg
The Wilbur, 2009
Address 244-250 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Capacity 1,200
Current use comedy and music venue
Opened 1913
Architect Blackall,Clarence H.; Haynes Construction Co.
Bill Blumenreich


Coordinates 42°21′2″N 71°3′56″W / 42.35056°N 71.06556°W / 42.35056; -71.06556Coordinates: 42°21′2″N 71°3′56″W / 42.35056°N 71.06556°W / 42.35056; -71.06556
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Boston Theatre MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP December 9, 1980

The Wilbur Theatre is a historic theater at 244-250 Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts. The Wilbur Theatre was originally opened in 1914 but was revitalized in 2008. The Wilbur Theatre dwells in the heart of Boston's historic theater district and is known for hosting live comedy and music.

Clarence Blackall built the theatre in 1913. The Wilbur was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and designated as a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1987.

In 1998 SFX Entertainment (now Live Nation) bought the Boston theater properties of Jon B. Platt, which included the lease on the Wilbur.[2] The lease ended in 2006.[3]

In 2007 the theatre was put on the market.[4] Bill Blumenreich, owner of the Comedy Connection,[5] put the building on lease in 2008. It now serves as the new home of the Comedy Connection in Boston (formerly located in Quincy Market), hosting both comedy and musical talent.[6]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Yearbook of the Boston Architectural Club, 1915. Includes illus. of Wilbur Theatre
  • George McKinnon. "A born-again Wilbur will celebrate success." Boston Globe, 20 Jan 1980
  • Anthony J. Yudis. "Theatre plaza to spotlight the district." Boston Globe, 09 Oct 1983

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