Holiday Shows Include The Elf on the Shelf (11/26), A Christmas Story: The Musical (12/7-19), Cirque Dreams Holidaze (12/10-12), and Urban Nutcracker (12/18-26)

(Boston) The Boch Center has announced that it will provide FREE rapid COVID-19 testing at all family holiday shows at the Wang and Shubert Theatres for children 12 years and younger. This year’s holiday shows include The Elf on the Shelf on November 26th at the Wang Theatre, A Christmas Story: The Musical from December 7th through the 19th at the Wang Theatre, Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Shubert Theatre from December 10th through the 12th, and finally Urban Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre from December 18th through the 26th

Testing will take place in the Wang Theatre reception area located directly to the right of the main theatre entrance. Testing will begin when the doors open for each show. Results are generally available with 15 minutes of testing. All patrons attending these performances will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the show. Rapid tests for anyone older than 12 will be available on site for $30. At home COVID tests will not be accepted.

“We know that seeing these incredible shows is part of the magic of the holidays for many families,” said Joe Spaulding, President and CEO of the Boch Center. “We hope that on-site rapid tests will allow this tradition to continue in a safe, affordable and convenient way.”

At this time, masks are required for all guests as per the City of Boston mandate. The Boch Center will continue to monitor state and local health guidelines and will adjust the mask policy if the current guidelines change. 

Boch Center Holiday Shows:

The Elf on the Shelf                           Wang Theatre             November 26

A Christmas Story: The Musical        Wang Theatre             December 7 - 19

Cirque Dreams Holidaze                   Shubert Theatre          December 10 - 12

Urban Nutcracker                              Shubert Theatre          December 18 - 26

Tickets for all shows are still available online at The Wang Theatre is located at 270 Tremont Street in Boston and the Shubert Theatre is located at 265 Tremont Street.

About the Boch Center

The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.

Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational, cultural and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at