Several new venues are coming to the Boston area for those who are interested in catching live performances. While little information is known about each of the new venues, it is certain that they will bring many new opportunities for Boston-area residents to enjoy concerts, musicals and other live performances in the area. Here is a look at what we do know about these exciting forthcoming additions to the Boston Night Scene.
Big Night Live
Backed by Big Night Entertainment and Live Nation, the 40,000-square-foot Big Night Live is slated to pen this fall next to TD Garden. The venue would have a maximum capacity of 2,000 people with 1,500 being seated for a live performance. The multi-level venue will also reportedly boast 30 VIP tables offering high-end bottle service along with three bars and private suites overlooking the stage. Decorating finishes planned for the venue include Venetian-style curtains, wood-finished walls, oversized red crystal chandeliers, LED lighting and art galleries. The venue also plans to bring state-of-the-art sound while providing opportunities for “exclusive access” to visiting artists.
The club will also feature a 200-seat Mexican restaurant named Poco Diablo, which will boast multiple tiers and big windows situated behind the stage looking out at Boston Harbor and Zakim Bridge. Both the nightclub and the restaurant will be a part of the Hub on Causeway, which is a joint venture from Boston Properties and Delaware North that is working on redeveloping more than 1.5 million-square-feet of space at the site of the old Boston Garden.
Yet-to-be-Named Boston Landing Venue
Concert promoter the Bowery Presents has revealed plans for a 3,500-capacity general-admission performance venue at the Boston Landing complex. Set to anchor a mixed-use complex in Brighton, the venue will be located next to the existing practice facilities for the Celtics and the Bruins. Construction on the project, which is currently being dubbed “The Track at New Balance” due to the New Balance located behind Boston Landing, is scheduled to start this month. The venue is expected to open in the fall of 2021. The official name for the venue is yet to be determined.
The Fenway Theater
Construction of a new theater next to Fenway Park is expected to begin shortly after this year’s baseball season comes to an end, with plans to open the venue in the summer of fall of 2021. According to plans recently filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency by an affiliate of the ownership group of the Red Sox and Fenway Park, the theater will be located on a triangle of land where Ipswich and Lansdowne streets meet. The “state-of-the-art, multipurpose” venue will have a capacity of 5,400. To make room for the venue, which will host events year-round, plans call for relocating current service, loading and receiving activities from the space to a newly-constructed off-street indoor loading dock at Fenway Garage. Mail and ground-slash-concessions facilities currently located in the space will be relocated within the ballpark.