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Shubert Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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The Shubert Theater, located at 225 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan, is one of the oldest and most recognizable theatres in the Broadway community. The theatre is adjacent to Booth Theater and both theatres share a Venetian Renaissance facade while the interiors are starkly different. The sophisticated interior of the Shubert is exhibited with intricate plasterwork and a sequence of panels painted with a theatrical-theme. There’s also an apartment above the theatre’s office, which is currently being used as the office for the Shubert Organisation. In its century-long existence, Shubert Theater has hosted a plethora of iconic productions including The Merchant of Venice, Bye Bye Birdie, Promises, Promises, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Gypsy, and Matilda the Musical.

If you’re looking to catch the show, our Shubert Theater guide is here to help you find the best seats.

Venue Details

Address: 225 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Opened: 1913

Seating Capacity: 1581
Orchestra : 854
Front Mezzanine : 291
Front Mezzanine : 436

Seating Chart
Check out the Shubert Theater Seating Chart here.

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Practical Information

Section Accessibility

Orchestra: Seating is accessible to all parts of the orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Mezzanine: Located on the 2nd level, up 2 flights of stairs, which is 34 steps in total. Entrance to mezzanine is behind row K.
Mezzanine: Located on the 3rd level, up 3 flights of stairs, which is 56 steps, from the orchestra. On the mezzanine and balcony level, there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to balcony is behind row J.

Available Facilities

Restroom: Restrooms are not wheelchair accessible. From the orchestra level, the restroom is located down 1 flight of stairs (20 steps). Additional restrooms are also located on the mezzanine and balcony levels. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located at Sardi's Restaurant (4th floor, accessible via elevator) directly across the street.
Payphone: Located in the ticket lobby. Accessible at 54".
Water Fountain:Located in the ticket lobby.
Assistive Listening System: Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address is required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.

Handy Tips

  • The theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible and there no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk
  • In the Orchestra section there are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location
  • Please note, once on the mezzanine Level there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row. The entrance to the mezzanine is behind Row K and entrance to Balcony is behind row J. .
  • If you’re late for the show, you’ll be seated at the manager’s discretion.
  • No outside food or beverage is allowed inside the Theatre.
  • There are no escalators or elevators available in the Shubert Theatre, so please book your tickets accordingly to minimize the walking you’ll have to do.

Getting There

The Shubert Theatre is located in one of the most popular New York localities, 225 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan!

You can either take NYC’s reliable public transport or bring in your car. If you’re travelling in your car, there are numerous paid parking spots close to the Cort Theater Some of the popular ones include 1411 Broadway, Manhattan Plaza Parking, Bright Management, and Impark.

The other option include buses and metro trains. Buses plying to Theatre District are M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50. If you wish to travel by subway, you can take the N, R, 1, and 9 train to 42nd Street and Times Square or the A, C, or E train to 42nd Street & 8th Avenue.

Restaurants near Shubert Theatre, NYC

You can make your Broadway experience extra special with our hand-picked selection of the best restaurants near Shubert Theater. If you’re looking for an in-depth guide for food options in the Theatre District, we have got you covered. Looking for a quick bite before or after your Broadway show? Here our some of our favorite restaurants around the Shubert Theater:

1. Tony's Di Napoli: Bustling eatery serving big, shareable portions of Italian comfort food to the masses.

2. Meson Sevilla: Laid-back Spanish eatery serving up tapas, paella and sangria, as well as some Italian dishes.

3. Russian Samovar: A classy restaurant which serves pre-Theatre seafood and sushi served in a trendy setting with a glass-enclosed bar.

4. Blue Fin: A classy restaurant which serves pre-Theatre seafood and sushi served in a trendy setting with a glass-enclosed bar.

5. Osteria al Doge: Relaxed Spanish eatery serving up tapas, paella & sangria, as well as some Italian dishes.

FAQs: Shubert Theatre, NYC

How old is the Shubert Theatre in New York?


When was the Shubert Theatre built?

Opened in 1913, the theater was designed by Henry Beaumont Herts in the Italian Renaissance style and was built for the Shubert brothers. Lee and J. J.

What is the address of the Shubert Theatre?

225 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

What is the seating capacity of Shubert Theatre?

Shubert Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,502.