The Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum was built on the site of the Boston Music Hall in 1852. In 1900 the building was nearly gutted and rebuilt within the old walls for conversion into a vaudeville theatre. It reopened on February 12, 1905 as the Empire Theatre. When Percy Williams took over the theatre on September 3, 1906 it was renamed the Orpheum. It was then sold to Marcus Loew in 1910. Loew bought additional land and hired architect Thomas Lamb to design a new theatre. The new theatre was designed in the Adam style with expanded capacity.

Boston Ballet

Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.

ArtsEmerson Paramount Center

Originally a 1930s cinema palace, the Paramount Mainstage had closed in 1976 and fallen into disrepair by the time Emerson College purchased the building in 2005. Enchantingly restored in lively Art Deco style, the newly reopened Paramount Center’s largest facility is a 596-seat theatre with a brand new stage and orchestra pit. As the newest attraction in Boston’s Theatre District, the Paramount Mainstage evokes the thrill of American cinema’s Golden Age while hosting world-class performing artists.

Boston Ballet Nutcracker and the Back Deck

Like the staging of The Nutcracker, the Back Deck, on the corner of Washington and West streets has set a stage to depict its own illusion, one of dining on an outdoor deck. Think teak tables, wide floorboards, bird’s nest chandeliers --- and a menu that could be enjoyed indoors or out. Open since June, Back Deck offers a grilled scallops and Bartlett pear baby spinach salad with arugula, fennel, endive and Dijon vinaigrette as one great choice that’s also light enough to allow room for dessert.

Back Deck Introduces New Summertime Menu

Burgers and dogs, buckets of beer, pitchers of cocktails and flame-licked fare. Doesn’t exactly sound like a winter menu, does it? With all of this snow, Back Deck in Downtown Crossing is offering a Summertime Cookout Menu to bring the backyard party inside this winter. What’s not to love?

Reservations and 72 hours notice are required so call 617-670-0320 today!

Burger & Dog Party ($20.00/per person)

Phantom Gourmet

Brand new to the corner of Washington and West Street, Back Deck is grilling up burgers and stirring up pitchers of spiked punch in what seems to be a backyard barbecue right in the heart of downtown.