As the only location in Springfield, Massachusetts, hosting live, professional theater and musical performances, CityStage and Symphony Hall are “must see” attractions for visitors to western Massachusetts. Imagine catching such classics as “Fiddler on the Roof” or “River Dance” in person! Stand-up comedy, musical performances, and improvisation sketches are only a few of the other types of entertainment – roughly 250 widely varied events during the season – available from about September through June between the two venues of CityStage and Symphony Hall.
CityStage is the smaller of the two venues, featuring two distinct theaters. The 70-seat Blake Theatre hosts various community events, performances, and meetings, while the 487-seat Blake Theatre presents Off-Broadway comedies, dramas, and musicals. Literally something for everyone is available, ranging from classical music to wrestling, to magic shows and jugglers.
By contrast, the historic Symphony Hall, originally built in the 1900s and renovated in 2004, holds a capacity crowd of 2,611. Patrons of performing arts who frequent Symphony Hall can enjoy Broadway-style theater, superior children’s programming, speakers with international recognition, and a variety of concerts and performances. Symphony Hall also provides the venue for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Public Forum. In addition, local schools and other communities in the area frequently hold graduation ceremonies there.
Since CityStage and Symphony Hall’s location is in the heart of Springfield, visitors can easily arrive at either facility using public transportation. The attractions are also accessible by highway, with convenient parking available. The consistent patronage of events at CityStage and Symphony Hall promotes tourism and the related revenue for the city of Springfield and its businesses.
Consider some of the past featured events at CityStage and Symphony Hall:
- Comedian Bobby Collins
- Fiddler on the Roof
- Masters of Motown
- Magician Curtis Adams
Now, don’t hesitate! Contact the CityStage and Symphony Hall Box Office as soon as possible, so you won’t miss any of the upcoming exciting events.
CityStage & Symphony Hall Box Office
One Columbus Center
Springfield, MA 01103