Location, Directions, Parking, and Offers – Charles Playhouse


Sun, 04/21/2013 - 13:12 -- blueadmin
Charles Playhouse

The Charles Playhouse of Boston has been home to many a rebel and innovator since its construction in 1839. It began as a speakeasy, then morphed into a jazz nightclub, and finally transformed into a theatre that in 1958 was claimed by the Actor’s Company, a group of Boston University graduates that included -- yes, you probably guessed it -- the one and only Olympia Dukakis.


Owned and operated by Broadway in Boston, the Charles Playhouse has been home to the Blue Man Group since 1995. Apparently, they fit right in.


Please click here for a list of theatre policies. 


Charles Playhouse



Seating Chart

Special offers

February School Vacation Week!

‭When is the last time your kids thought you were cool? Earn some serious ‭gold stars in the AWESOME department when you take the family to Blue ‭Man Group during School Vacation Week, 2/20-2/26. 
‭Face Painting. 


You're in Boston. Which means there’s a 75% chance you’re a student…and a 100% chance you should want to see Blue Man Group.


If you have $30 and a valid college ID or ISIC card, bring them to the box office starting two hours before the performance. Provided there are some seats left, we'll sell you a college student ticket. (You can purchase up to two ‭tickets at this price per ID.) 


‭Please note this discount is not guaranteed for every performance. To find out if this discount is available, you may contact the theatre the day of the ‭show by finding us on Twitter @BMGBoston or by calling (617-426-6912). 


‭Don't like living on the edge and buying last minute? We support you, planner. College student discount tickets are available for purchase online in advance for members of TIX4STUDENTS. $30 plus service fee. 


‭Not to belabor the math point, but there is a 100% chance that is an awesome deal. 


‭For a limited time use offer code SAVEBIG online or at the Charles Playhouse Box Office to get 35% OFF select tickets for the following performances: 


Thursday, March 2nd at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 3rd at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 4th at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 5th at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 5th at 5:00 p.m.


Ready? Go!


‭Valid by phone, online, or at Charles Playhouse Box Office. Max purchase 6 ‭tikets. Discount not valid for all seats or price levels. Cannot be combined ‭with other offers. Based on availability.


AAA Discount*

And you thought AAA was only good for borrowing jumper cables for your car. This is like jumper cables... for your brain. Show your membership card at the box office and save $10 on tickets to select shows.


* Note: this discount is available to American Automobile Association members, not AAA battery owners.

PF Chang's!

Enjoy a tasty Asian-inspired meal at PF Chang's before or after the show. Show your Blue Man Group tickets and enjoy a free Small Plate as part of your dining experience! From their famous Lettuce Wraps to the Crispy Green Beans, there is something delicious for every palate. 
‭*One Small Plate per table with purchase of at least one entree. Valid for ‭same-day visits only. Must show your ticket to a staff member to redeem. Only valid at Downtown (Park Plaza) location. 


Feed your fun ALL day! Create your own meal at the world's largest grill for 15% off when you show your Blue Man Group tickets. FiRE+iCE is the place where friends and families can come together and let their imaginations run wild. Picky eaters and foodies alike will all be sure to have a good time as the Grill Chefs dazzle and juggle right in front of you!


Interested in something a little more grown up, but not buttoned up? Our sister bar, underFiRE is located right underneath FiRE+iCE. Enjoy craft cocktails, authentic tacos from our taco bar, and good company. 


Valid for same-day visits only. Must show your ticket to a staff member to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. No rainchecks. Offer may not be used on alcohol. Offer valid in Boston locatio‭n only. 


Get a free first ride to or from the show from our friends at Uber. 


Download the Uber app and enter code BLUEMANBOS to get your first Uber ride FREE up to $20. 


*Valid for first ride of new Uber users only.


MasterCard® cardholders now have exclusive access to the best seats at Charles Playhouse! Get Premium Orchestra seats, with amazing views of the stage, or Premium Poncho seats, a truly immersive experience, for a multi-sensory adventure you’ll never forget.

Discount Parking

Because Boston is a thriving metropolis, on-street parking is limited. But, validated parking for $10 is available at the Stuart Street Garage for up to five hours after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and anytime over the weekend. To take advantage of this discount, be sure to pick up a validated ticket at the Playhouse box office.  Reserve your space here.


If navigation isn't your strong suit and/or you don't want to pull over to ask for help, get directions here.


Looking for another convenient parking option in the neighborhood? Try the City Place Garage. Click here to book your space at a BMG exclusive rate of $20.  


Navigate to City Place Garage with Google Maps.



Same Day Military Discount

For all of our friends in the Armed Forces, we offer discounted tickets. For $30 in fact.


Any time after noon on the day of the performance, please call us at (617) 426-6912 (press 0) and we’ll let you know if we have any military tickets available for that night's show. If we do, they’re yours - you can purchase them at the box office starting two hours before showtime (sorry, no phone sales).

Accessibility and Security


The orchestra level for Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse is accessible via a wheelchair lift system to assist patrons with mobility issues. A limited number of removable seats are also available for each performance to accommodate patrons with wheelchairs. These seats can be purchased by calling our box office at (617) 426-6912. Please note: balcony level seating is not wheelchair-accessible.


Patrons can be dropped off and picked up in front of the theatre, but there is currently no handicapped accessible parking. Walking distance to the theatre varies based on where you’re parked and can range between one and two blocks.



Blue Man Group is dedicated to fostering a safe and secure environment for our guests. All guests and their bags are subject to security screenings and/or searches upon arrival at the theater. Weapons of any kind, regardless of permit, are not allowed in the theater.


The list of prohibited items includes, but is not limited to: firearms, knives, batons, mace, pepper spray, brass knuckles, Tasers, or any other items that security personnel deem dangerous or threatening to public safety. By tendering a ticket and entering the theater, guests consent to such searches and waive any related claims. 


Any guest in possession of a weapon, without exception, will be denied entry and asked to leave the premises.  Blue Man Group will not be responsible for the on-site storage of weapons. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


Hard Rock Cafe

Just outside Faneuil Hall marketplace, Hard Rock Boston is the place to be for a burger, a concert or a private party. The city's largest entertainment destination with over 16,000 square feet of space, a 514 seat restaurant, pool tables, the Boston room featuring memorabilia from local artists, zildjian cymbal wall, interactive touch screen "Rock Walls" and live music every week in our Cavern Club.

Abby Lane

Visit Abby Lane, show your Blue Man Group Tickets* and get 15% off of your food! Chef Jason Santos puts his own twist on deliciously crafted comfort food and is the mastermind behind dishes like Fried Chicken B.L.T. Pizza and Crispy Buffalo Oysters. 


*Valid for same-day visits only. Must show your ticket to a staff member to redeem. 

Legal Seafoods

If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal! At this flagship location, there is even a private dining room in the working wine cellar.

M.J. O'Connor's

Grab a bite at MJ O'Connor's Park Plaza and get 15% off your food when you show your Blue Man tickets*. 


Feast on classic comfort food at this cozy neighborhood pub where the menu favorites include Guinness Beef Stew and Buffalo Mac & Cheese. 

*Valid for same-day visits only. Must show your ticket to a staff member to redeem. 


Incredible show! This is such a cool and funny experience. The show is a combination of comedy, rhythm, acrobatics, and technology, an extremely interactive and theatrical experience. It belongs to its own category.

Sharon Z.

Blue is the new black! Excellent, spirited, funny and interactive theatre. A big treat! The Blue Man Group will NOT disappoint.

Framingham, MA

The new Blue Man is the hellawhack shiznit that happens in your brizzle. F'real.

Laura K.