The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum

#7 in Best Things To Do in Boca Raton
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Courtesy Wick Theatre

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7901 N Federal Hwy.

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Entertainment and Nightlife, Museums, Tours Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

In 2013, Marilynn A. Wick purchased a defunct theater to house her huge collection of Broadway costumes. Not wanting the 333-seat auditorium to go to waste, she also founded a resident theater company. Additionally, she created the Tavern Room, a restaurant that pays homage to New York City's famous Tavern on the Green and sports the amber and crystal chandelier that once hung in its foyer, as well as some of its china and crystal. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the costume museum followed by lunch, or grab dinner before a show.

Recent visitors raved about this hometown theater, from the quality of the performances to the tasty dishes at the Tavern Room. Almost all reviewers agreed that both the food and the quality of the stage productions were excellent.

Tours, which are by appointment only, are generally available daily and begin at 11 a.m. (call ahead to make reservations). The least expensive tour option, which also includes a three-course lunch at the Tavern Room, cost $48 per person. A cocktail tour is also available for $75 per person; a combination show and dinner package costs $130. Prices vary for individual show tickets without dinner. You'll find plenty of complimentary parking near the theater. To view a calendar of upcoming shows, visit the theater's website.

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