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243 W 47th St, New York City, New York, NY 10036
Enjoy a classic Broadway experience at this historic theater and see the interior, which combines a number of styles, including Mediterranean and Elizabethan. The distinctive exterior of the Barrymore Theatre was modeled after a Roman bath and features a two-story grillwork screen made of terra-cotta, still in its original form. Walking tours of Times Square and the theater district often pass by the Barrymore and other popular performance venues.
Best Experience Ever
Patrick was wonderful! So much knowledge of Broadway. We learned so much that one would never learn unless on a private trip like this. Well worth the money spent. Thank you Patrick!
Bptkids, Dec 2021
Things to Know Before You Go
Children under the age of 4 are not allowed inside the theater.
Cell phones, cameras, recording devices, and other electronic devices cannot be used during performances.
There are no escalators or elevators in the two-level theater.
Assistive devices for the hard of hearing and visually impaired are available.
The theater is not fully wheelchair accessible, but there are designated areas for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
The Barrymore Theatre is located on West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. The closest subway stops are 49th Street (N, R, W), 50th Street (C, E), and 47–50 Streets Rockefeller Center (B, D, F, M).
When to Get There
The theater’s box office hours depend on the show, but are typically 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. It’s best to arrive early, as there may be lines for the box office or concessions. Latecomers will be seated at the theater’s discretion.
History of the Broadway Theatre
Lee and J.J. Shubert, New York theater magnates known as the “Schubert brothers,” offered to build a theater for Ethel Barrymore, one of the most popular actresses of her time, if she agreed to star in its first production. She agreed and choseThe Kingdom of God. Today, the Barrymore is still owned by the Schubert Organization, and the theater remains one of the few Broadway theaters to have never changed names or owners.
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