The most opulent performance space in Boston  is the Wang Theatre (270 Tremont St., 617/482-9393, citicenter.org) in the Citi Performing Arts Center. It’s a 3,000-seat theater in the European tradition, with a grand lobby, marble-column proscenium, and giant crystal chandelier. Most of the performances here are not terribly original, however, tending towards traveling Broadway musicals and spectaculars like Riverdance and the Ten Tenors.
Recently, the Wang has experimented with rock acts, the likes of Death Cab for Cutie and The Pixies. Citi saves its (relatively) more artsy theater fare for its sister property, the 1,800-seat Shubert Theatre (265 Tremont St., 617/482-9393, www.citicenter.org ).