Parking Near Orpheum Theatre Boston
Originally known as the Empire Theatre, Boston's Orpheum Theater has occupied the same location since its opening in 1852. Marcus Loew, (of Loew's movie theater fame), purchased the property along with adjacent land in 1910. Loew expanded the theater and brought in architect Thomas Lamb who redesigned it in 18th-century neoclassical style. Through the years, the venue has served as a concert hall, a vaudeville playhouse, the home of the Opera Company of Boston, and a first-run movie theater. Today, concert promoter Live Nation books a variety of events for the Orpheum.
Recording artists regularly use the Orpheum to make live albums, thanks to its world-class acoustics. The Police, U2, the Allman Brothers, and the Tin Machine have all released records that were made at the Orpheum. The Allman Brothers also used the Orpheum's marquee for the cover photo on their 1992 live CD, "An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band."
Neighborhood attractions within a few minutes' walk to the Orpheum Theater include Boston Common, Boston's downtown shopping district, the Old South Meeting House, and the Massachusetts State House. Erected in 1729, the Old South Meeting House doubled as a Congregational church as well as Boston's largest gathering place for popular Revolutionary-era politics. Today, the Old South Meeting House serves as a busy museum, treasured landmark, and an active center for free expression and civic discourse. Free up some time to visit the Orpheum Theater and nearby attractions by using SpotHero to find your ideal parking spot in the neighborhood.
Does the Orpheum Theater have a parking garage?
No, like most older buildings in the downtown Boston area, the Orpheum does not have a parking garage.
Does SpotHero have work with any nearby parking facilities?
SpotHero works with over a dozen parking garages and facilities within a few minutes' walk from the theater. For drivers looking to avoid downtown traffic and walk or take the "T" part of the way, SpotHero also has affiliations with parking facilities in every other downtown Boston neighborhood.
Do the SpotHero affiliated lots offer event parking rates?
Yes, most area garages offer flat rates for Orpheum Theater events.
Is it possible to park on the street near the Orpheum Theater?
The Orpheum's downtown location makes finding on-street parking extremely difficult and at times, impossible. Visitors to the Orpheum Theater and the surrounding neighborhood should strongly consider reserving their parking beforehand. Because of the area's 18th-century layout and numerous one-way streets, drivers often find themselves trapped for extended periods in unfriendly traffic patterns.
Nearby Parking Options
45 Province St. - Valet Garage
17-23 West St. - Lot
30 Hawley St. (33 Arch St.) - Garage
Pi Alley - Garage
1 Avenue de Lafayette - Lafayette Garage
1 Devonshire Pl. - Garage