The Wilbur Theatre was built in 1914 by the Shubert brothers who named it for their friend and theatre manager A.L. Wilbur. It was built on the site of the former Winthrop School for Girls. The Wilbur was the first Boston theatre to draw its inspiration from American Colonial architecture rather than from European sources. It was designed by architect Clarence H. Blackall. To ensure authenticity, the porticos on the front of the theatre were copied directly from the 1837 Thomas Bailey Midrich House at 59 Mt. Vernon Street on Beacon Hill. This Federal Revival style is characterized by a quiet simplicity and intimate, almost home-like atmosphere. Architectural historian Douglas Tucci said of the Wilbur, "The auditorium is in its chaste way the handsomest of any Boston playhouse."
Directions: From I-93: Take exit 20B-A toward S Station. Merge onto John F Fitzgerald Surface Rd/Purchase St. Continue to follow John F Fitzgerald Surface Rd. Turn right at Kneeland St. Turn left at Tremont St
From I-90: Take exit 24 A-B-C on the left toward I-93 S/Quincy/S Station/Concord NH/I-93 N. Take exit 24A for S Station. Keep left at the fork to continue toward Kneeland St. Turn left at Kneeland St. Turn left at Tremont St
Parking: The Wilbur Theatre will validate patron’s parking tickets for a $5.00 discount, only for cars that enter the Archstone Garage after 5:00 P.M. and exit the garage before 5:00 A.M. Monday through Friday, and anytime on Saturday or Sunday. Patrons must visit The Wilbur Theatre Box Office on the night of the performance to receive validation. The Archstone Parking Garage is located at : 660 Washington Street Boston, MA.
Box Office Numbers: 617-248-9700
Box Office Hours: The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from 12:00PM to 6:00PM. On event days Monday through Saturday the box office is open from 12:00PM and closes one (1) hour after the start of the show. On event day Sunday the box office opens two (2) hours prior to the start of the show and closes (1) hour after the start of the show.
Types of Payment Accepted: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express
Will Call: located at Box Office – On event days Monday through Saturday Will Call opens two (2) hours prior to the start of the show and closes (1) hour after the start of the show. On event day Sunday Will Call opens two (2) hours prior to the start of the show and closes (1) hour after the start of the show. Will call tickets can be picked up on the night of the show only.Customers much have the actual credit card used to place the order, photo ID and their confirmation number.
Tickets may NOT be dropped off or left for other guests.
Accessible Seating: This is an accessible venue
General Rules: Items NOT allowed: NO cameras NO Recording Devices, NO Drinks & Food (from outside venue), NO umbrellas. Smoking is NOT permitted. The venue does not permit re-entry. The use of cell phones is strictly prohibited during performances.
Children Rules: All Ages (unless noted) . Everyone must have a ticket to enter the venue, regardless of age. Parents are encouraged to use reasonable discretion as some concerts/events are not suitable for children.
Miscellaneous: We serve soda, water and other non-alcoholic beverages. We do not serve alcohol at this time.