The Wang Theatre, a 3,600-seat venue, opened in 1925 and features one of the five largest stages in the country. It was originally called The Metropolitan or "The Met," and was developed by Max Shoolman and designed by Clarence Blackall, a leading American theater architect. At the time, The Metropolitan was hailed as a magnificent movie "cathedral," reminiscent of the splendor of a Louis XIV palace and was considered historically the most important Boston landmark of "the Roaring Twenties." In 2008, MSG Entertainment announced an exclusive co-booking agreement to bring additional broad-based performances to the Wang Theatre.
As New England's largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts, offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, international ballet, contemporary dance, one-night engagements, and Broadway musicals. Some of the biggest names in entertainment have graced the stage including Lady Gaga, Dave Mathews Band, John Legend, Janet Jackson, Kathy Griffin, Sting, Wilco and Leonard Cohen.