Royale, in the Theater District, is done out as a huge ballroom but has all kinds of theme nights plus dance and music from salsa to chart and even has magic shows.
Boston is a lively place. However 0200 is the official closing time for bars, 21 years is the minimum drinking age and smoking is not being allowed in any Boston or Cambridge establishment.
The Thursday editions of the Boston Globe (www.boston.com/bostonglobe) and the Boston Phoenix (http://thephoenix.com), and the Friday edition of the Boston Herald (www.bostonherald.com) as well as the online guide Citysearch (http://boston.citysearch.com) have full listings of nightlife and cultural events.
Ticketmaster (tel: (617) 931 2000; www.ticketmaster.com) sells tickets for all cultural events. BosTix (tel: (617) 262 8632; www.artsboston.org), whose kiosks are located at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Chatham Street and Copley Square, sells 'same day' half-price tickets for cash, as well as the usual ticket sales.