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Address: 130 Sohier St, Cohasset, MA 02025-1374
Phone Number: +1 781-383-9850
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For nearly 60 years, the South Shore Music Circus and it’s sister venue,...

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.

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
Patricia D
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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 sound system. We are going back this week to see Chicago.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 really is no bad seat The parking is bumper-to-bumper but it is free. The staff... More 

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DirMktg, Public Relations Manager at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this review

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 too!

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Millbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 was very stuffy in the tent, but I was having such a great time, I... More 

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Thank PKChops
DirMktg, Public Relations Manager at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this review

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 ordinances, as we are in a residential neighborhood). However, we do our best to keep... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Not a bad seat in the house because the stage rotates. Top performers. Always a fun night out! Suggest bringing a hand held fan bc it can get hot in the tent.

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Thank trippish
DirMktg, Public Relations Manager at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Yes, it can unfortunately get quite hot on summer nights; we do our best to maximize airflow and keep things comfortable. We recommend that patrons dress accordingly and stay hydrated (we don't allow outside beverages, but you can leave water bottles in the car and we have drinks for purchase). A small handheld fan is also... More 

Randolph, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We have gone many times and even with seats in the last row, we had a good view. Just don't sit behind the tent poles. They usually have a good variety of different venues. From comedy to country to rock n roll. Most times the cost of entry is very reasonable. During the summer it can get very warm, so... More 

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DirMktg, Public Relations Manager at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - all great advice for any new patrons who haven't been to the tent before! More 

Boston, MA
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This venue is one of the many smaller intimate tent venues. Staff is always attentive, it's tucked off the beaten path but a highly enjoyable and serene ride to get to. Seating capacity for 2300 so it makes it a great venue to see world class acts. Food and drink are available at reasonable prices when compared to other such... More 

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DirMktg, Public Relations Manager at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this review

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Cohasset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Located on the former grounds of Jane Bancroft Cook's estate (she was an heir to her family's company, Dow Jones, and a major donor to my alma mater, New College of Florida in Sarasota), the South Shore Music Circus is an intimate theater with great views from every seat because the stage rotates very slowly. I've seen some wonderful concerts... More 

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DirMktg, Public Relations Manager at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review - and the history spotlight! We hope you're able to join us again this summer! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

You can't go wrong seeing a show here. Been to many shows over the years from singers to comedians. You are always so close to the stage the sound system is fantastic you just can't go wrong here. If you love an artist and want to see them live see them here!!!

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DirMktg, Marketing at South Shore Music Circus, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you at the Music Circus again this summer! More 

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