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South Shore Music Circus

130 Sohier St, Cohasset, MA 02025-1374
+1 781-383-9850
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Reviewed 3 January 2018
Judith N
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Cohasset, Massachusetts
It's seasonal theater in the round under a tent.

This is a music performance venue, and the attractiveness of the acts, to this patron, can vary... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Jack M
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For nearly 60 years, the South Shore Music Circus and it’s sister venue, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, have been presenting world-class entertainment in the scenic Massachusetts coastal communities of Cohasset and Hyannis. The only two continuously-operated tent theatres in the round in the United States, the Music Circus and Melody Tent are owned and operated by the South Shore Playhouse Associates, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the arts, cultural and educational organizations throughout the communities of the South Shore and Cape Cod. With a colorful history dating back to its humble beginning in 1932 in Cohasset, Massachusetts, one interwoven with the fabric of summer theatre history on the east coast, our theatres have emerged as popular destinations for patrons and performers alike, providing a relaxed ambiance and intimate theatre experience where every seat is within 50 feet of the stage.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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130 Sohier St, Cohasset, MA 02025-1374
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

How many towns the size of Cohasset, Hingham or Scituate have a great entertainment venue in their backyard. As a theatre in the round, no seat is a bad one. The staff is great, parking well thought out and entertainment fun. A lot of oldies...More

Thank Judith N
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a music performance venue, and the attractiveness of the acts, to this patron, can vary summer to summer. That's the only reason I give the Music Circus 4 stars instead of 5. They always have at least 2 country performers and classic rock...More

Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I went to see Tajmo here. Show was awesome although the sound could have been better. But the parking is atrocious. They line you up in lines of 7 or 8 and no one can leave until everyone is in their car. I asked what...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Loved that the stage rotates so everyone has a great view. Wish they had more food options but otherwise a great venue

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a kid, over 40 years. I've seen some legends right up close. It's a tent and it gets hot in the summer. The seating is a little tight. Tall people in front of you can be an issue....More

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

It's always so nice to visit the Music Circus. Our most recent visit was to see the Four Tops and the Temptations. Gotta love Motown. All four of us said we had difficulty understanding the lyrics. The sound certainly was loud enough...maybe some distortion in...More

Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

great venue to see shows. not one bad seat in the house. it can get hot under the tent so dress appropriately.

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

An intimate venue for concerts and comedy acts. If there is an act you are considering that is playing at the South Shore Music Circus I would highly recommend you buy your tickets now. The venue is very small and the stage rotates so there...More

1  Thank BrianOnVaca
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DirMktg, Public Relations Manager at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This venue is the perfect place to hear music. A rotating stage, clean and friendly environment, and great beer choices. I wish I could see every one if my favorite bands and performers here. Based on Vince Gill's fantastic performance, the artists must like it...More

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DirMktg, Public Relations Manager at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We saw Huey Lewis & the News tonight - what a great show! Love this venue. The parking is like sardines, but once we got moving on the way out, it didn't take long. I will say, especially with the humidity as of late, it...More

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DirMktg, Public Relations Manager at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for your review - and we're glad that you enjoyed your first time at the Music Circus! Unfortunately the tent can get rather warm on hot/humid nights, and we can't raise the tent sides for bands like Huey Lewis (due to local sound...More

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