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Berklee Performance Center

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Address: 136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-2602
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I love to attend concert at Berkelee. You will be able to find, see and hear music from everywhere from the world Every year don't forget the yearly concert of the students. They... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
bruno m
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Catskill, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

warm , intimate venue a little cramped, great sound. parking 1 block away. lots of bars, cafes. walking distance from prudential center, fenway park. boston subway close by. Walked the freedom trail next day. great weekend

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is probably one of the best places to listen to live music. The acoustics are fantastic. A lot of jazz groups perform here and no matter where you sit, the sound is great. This was designed especially for performances of this kind. We saw the Joshua Redman quartet and they were phenomenal. Will be going back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I love to attend concert at Berkelee. You will be able to find, see and hear music from everywhere from the world Every year don't forget the yearly concert of the students. They are working very hard for it and they do it very professionally

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Khartoum, Sudan
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648 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Saw John Waters Christmas here; the venue was intimate and generally comfortable. Not a huge amount of legroom, but such is how things are at places like this.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went to see the band Kansas and enjoyed the performance enormously. The acoustics were outstanding. The band, as expected, was crazy good. The seats were comfortable. We were slightly surprised that the seats were so strangely arranged, though. There was not enough vertical difference between rows to be able to see over the heads of the people in front... More 

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Thank Kgirl00
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We saw the Estampas Portenas Tango Company performance last night. The performance was great, but this venue is terrible. The seats do not have much leg room, which means you have to stand in order to let someone by you. The most annoying thing about this venue is their practice of letting latecomers in who are 10 mins late, 20... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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205 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Manuel Kaufmann Jazz Orchestra was a real treat consisting of faculty members and other musicians. The tickets were very reasonably priced for the calibre of musicians and venue. I imagine that if the venue is full that the washrooms will be busy as they are not that large. 1215 seats are available fully booked. On this night, the balcony... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The venue was very good, with great acoustics and comfortable seating. We saw Berklee's performance of Sweeney Todd, which was excellent.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Went to see Paco Pena's Flamenco Dance Company at Berklee. Fantastic music, superb dancing. I've never been disappointed by a performance here. The seats are comfortable, as an added bonus.

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Thank MuddyShoesMedford
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975 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The Berklee Performance Center is a good place to see a film or a concert in a very lively part of Boston. We saw the International Internet Cat Video Festival there, and the quirkiness of the subject matter matched the vibe of Berklee. There are many good bars and restaurants within easy walking distance too.

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