Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Confirmed: Stage Nightclub in Boston Has Closed

[Ed note: This article was updated on February 17 to reflect confirmation that the place has indeed closed.]

A nightclub in downtown Boston that features vaudeville-inspired entertainment has been closed since last month, and it is not yet known what the future holds for the place.

A Facebook post from the club on January 29 stated that Stage would be closed that weekend, as they said they were "making improvements to the venue, to enhance your nightlife experience. Stay tuned for our next announcement about our new and improved club." The Boylston Place entertainment spot remained closed last weekend as well based on a note on their website, and there is no indication that it is opening this weekend, either, and both the Facebook page and the site no longer have updates about what is going on. (In addition, the website shows no events scheduled for the month of February, and phone calls to the club are going unanswered.) As soon as we find out whether Stage will be reopening, we will post an update here.

[February 14 update: Things appear to be more ominous concerning Stage now, as its home page has a "Forbidden" label on it, while its other pages come back with a 404 error (page not found).]

[February 16 update: It now appears that Stage is no longer in operation, as its Facebook page has a note on it that says "permanently closed."]

[February 17 update: Eater Boston has confirmed (via the club's Facebook page) that Stage has indeed shut down, as Emerson College has apparently "reclaimed" the space. The Facebook page does say that Stage hopes to open a new venue over the course of the next few months, though it is not known where or whether it will even be called Stage.]

Stage first opened its doors in The Alley (Boylston Place) in January of 2015, featuring vaudeville-inspired performance-based entertainment such as circus performers, flappers, jugglers, and more.

The address for Stage is 19 Boylston Place, Boston, MA, 02116. The website for the club can be found at

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