Parking Near Boston Symphony Hall
First opened in 1900, Boston Symphony Hall is located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood of Boston and is home to the famous Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra. It was the first auditorium in the country to be designed with the input of an acoustics expert, Wallace Clement Sabine, professor of physics at nearby Harvard University. This means that the space enhances the acoustics of each performance, making it one of the best auditoriums in the world. Sloped side walls, specially recessed coffered ceilings, statue-filled niches, and shallow side balconies help to properly distribute the sound throughout the entire hall for a more satisfying performance for both the audience and the performers.
Featuring Greek- and Roman-inspired statues placed strategically along its walls, not only does the hall produce optimal sound, but it exudes classical Renaissance architectural charm with a connection to the arts. And in terms of artists, the only one's name featured on a plaque above the stage is Beethoven, whom the Hall's original directors considered the only musician whose popularity would survive the test of the time. Although the original concert stage floor has been renovated since its original inception, the materials used were exact replicas to keep the acoustics of the space intact.
Near the hall, you'll find the Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory, the Prudential Center, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Copley Place, and the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood. Also within a short distance is the New England Aquarium, Boston Common, Newbury Street, Fenway Park, and Faneuil Hill Marketplace.
The concert hall has room for 2,625 guests, meaning that for packed shows, parking will be hard to come by. Make sure you have arranged for a safe and convenient parking space on the afternoon or evening of your event by booking ahead through the SpotHero website or app.
Is there street parking near Boston Symphony Hall?
You may find some metered parking in the area that is limited to two hours at a time during the day, and free after 8 p.m., but spots are extremely hard to come by. That's why the Boston Symphony Orchestra recommends using SpotHero to find a parking space in the area for shows.
Can using SpotHero save me money with local garages?
Yes, SpotHero works with many garages, parking lots, and private parking space holders near Boston Symphony Hall and can save you up to 50 percent off the drive-up rates.
Does SpotHero list upcoming events at Boston Symphony Hall?
Yes, you'll find a list of upcoming events on the SpotHero website for the Boston Symphony Hall. Simply click on your event to easily book your spot.
Nearby Parking Options
235 Huntington Ave. - Christian Science Plaza Garage
55 Saint Stephen St. - Right Side Only
56 St Stephen St- Compact Only Spots
14 Public Alley 810 (Left Side Only) - 14 Symphony Rd - Parking Spot
23 Symphony Rd. - Spots 1, 2, & 3
35 Westland Ave. - Garage