Hatch Memorial Shell


As part of the restoration and renovation of this landmark, 50-year-old concert shell on the banks of the Charles River, the aging theatrical lighting and acoustical systems were replaced by new fixtures and performance lighting positions. A new flexible stage was also added, replacing the worn-out original. The award-winning update restores and enhances the famous “golden nights” look of the shell’s half-century old lighting fixtures additionally, below-ground support systems, dressing rooms, and offices were reconfigured to address current needs, and a new orchestra riser system and dance platforms were designed and installed.

This beloved landmark serves as the summer home of the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, and as a venue for music and dance groups, performers and films. The shell is operated by the Boston Metropolitan District Commission.

  • Client: Boston Metropolitan District Commission
  • Architect: Finegold & Alexander Architects
  • Completion Year: 1991
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Acoustician: Jaffe Holden Acoustics

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