Campus Life

Arts & Culture

Boston is a city of culture, and Boston University students are just a T ride away from such cultural events as world-class opera, theatre, dance, and yes, rock concerts. The Museum of Fine Arts, within easy walking distance, houses one of the world’s great collections of paintings, sculpture, and antiquities.  The nearby Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers its own stunning collection of artifacts, books, and paintings, including the magnificent Europa, by Titian. Symphony Hall, also within walking distance, is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra which this year will celebrate its 125th Anniversary. The BSO also offers a “College Card” which admits students to as many as 15 concerts for just $25. In Boston’s Theatre District, a short T ride away from campus, students can enjoy events at the Wang Center for Performing Arts, the Boston Opera House, the Shubert Theatre, and the Charles Street Playhouse, as well as many more intimate venues.

Don Giovanni by the College of Fine Arts at Boston UniversityTo that expansive mix the University adds its own artistic contributions. Throughout the academic year, the College of Fine Arts (CFA) presents more than 300 music, theatre, and visual arts events. This year, these will include a performance of Mahler's Second Symphony at Symphony Hall, Puccini's La Boheme at the Boston University Theatre, and a visual arts exhibit of CFA alum Mathew Cerletty's work. Be sure to check the full CFA calendar of events.

Students can also enjoy the arts by joining one of the many extracurricular student and community groups, focused on everything from ballroom dancing to theatre to a cappella singing.

Want more? Visit the many other museums, theaters, musical venues, and varied sites of interest in and around Boston.

Boston University?s Charles River campus at night

At Boston University

Performance Venues
Art Galleries
Other BU Attractions
Performance Opportunities & Student Groups

In & Around Boston

Boston.com provides a listing of local theatre, arts, museum, and music venues for Boston, Cambridge, and the surrounding area. Below are handy links to pages of interest as well as links to our world famous orchestras and other interesting attractions.

Boston.com local venues listing
Orchestras, Opera, & Dance
Other Attractions