Ethel Barrymore Theatre

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 243 West 47th Street in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It is named for actress Ethel Barrymore.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
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Address243 West 47th Street
Manhattan, New York City
United States
Coordinates40°45′35″N 73°59′09″W / 40.75972°N 73.98583°W / 40.75972; -73.98583Coordinates: 40°45′35″N 73°59′09″W / 40.75972°N 73.98583°W / 40.75972; -73.98583
OwnerThe Shubert Organization
ArchitectHerbert J. Krapp
Official website
DesignatedNovember 4, 1987
Reference no.1313
Designated entityFacade
DesignatedNovember 10, 1987
Reference no.1314
Designated entityLobby and auditorium interior


Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp and constructed by the Shuberts, it opened on December 20, 1928, with The Kingdom of God, a play selected by leading lady Ethel Barrymore. Over the next dozen years she returned to star in The Love Duel (1929), Scarlett Sister Mary (1930), The School for Scandal (1931), and An International Incident (1940).

It is the only surviving theatre of the many built by the Shuberts for performers affiliated with them. It has been used continuously as a legitimate house, unlike many of the older theatres that have been used for a variety of purposes throughout the years.

The theater closed on March 12, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It reopened on September 4, 2021, with Waitress.[2]

Notable productionsEdit

Box office recordEdit

Waitress achieved the box office record for the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It grossed $197,878 in ticket sales on September 3, 2021, breaking the previous single-performance house record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre set by the production of Betrayal ($184,476).[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Paulson, Michael (March 12, 2020). "Broadway, Symbol of New York Resilience, Shuts Down Amid Virus Threat". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on September 16, 2021. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  2. ^ Paulson, Michael (September 3, 2021). "Musicals Return to Broadway With 'Waitress' and 'Hadestown'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  3. ^ Wild, Stephi. "WAITRESS Sets New House Record at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre". Retrieved November 4, 2021.
  • Who's Who in the Theatre, edited by John Parker, tenth edition, revised, London, 1947, p. 1184 for Basil Rathbone.

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