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By Scott Roberto / September 6, 12:00 AM
10 Top Fall Arts Events in Boston

Summer may be fading, yet the Hub’s arts scene is heating up with a dazzling array of dance, music, theater and more

Photo: Marco Borggreve


Boston Symphony Orchestra

Music director Andris Nelsons (pictured above)—celebrating his sixth year at the helm of the venerable, 139-year-old orchestra—conducts programs including the music of Beethoven, Strauss and Shostakovich.

Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., 888-266-1200, bso.org

Sunset Boulevard

North Shore Music Theatre hosts Andrew Lloyd Webber’s tuner starring Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley September 24–October 6

62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, 978-232-7200, nsmt.org

The Lion King 

Skip the cinema and experience the blockbuster Disney musical live and in person October 3–27.

Citizens Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., 866-523-7469, boston.broadway.com

David Byrne’s American Utopia 

The former Talking Heads front man brings his latest solo project to Boston for a pre-Broadway run September 11–28.

Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston St., 888-616-0272, emersoncolonialtheatre.com


ArtsEmerson opens its 10th anniversary season with this circus-style, travel-themed show from Montreal-based The 7 Fingers, who return to Boston for the seventh time September 25–October 13.

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., 617-824-8400, artsemerson.org


Soprano Lauren Michelle stars in Boston Lyric Opera’s immersive production September 27–October 6.

DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial St., 617-542-6772, blo.org

Concert for One

Celebrity Series hosts free one-on-one music performances at two locations September 20–29.

Rose Kennedy Greenway’s Chin Park; Harvard Science Center Plaza, Cambridge; celebrityseries.org

GlobeDocs Film Festival

Documentaries, along with post-show discussions with Boston Globe reporters, take center stage in Harvard Square, Brookline and the Seaport from October 2–6.


Boston Ballet’s Giselle 

Boston’s premier dance company kicks off its season September 19–29 with a version of the timeless ballet staged by former Boston Ballet principal dancer Larissa Ponomarenko.

Citizens Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., 617-695-6955, bostonballet.org

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

The Tony Award-winning play by Tom Stoppard takes the stage in the Fenway September 20–October 20 courtesy of Huntington Theatre Company.

Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., 617-266-0800, huntingtontheatre.org

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