Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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Not to be confused with Barrymore Theatre.
For the DuMont TV series, see Ethel Barrymore Theatre (TV series).
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
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Address 243 West 47th Street
New York City
United States
Owner The Shubert Organization
Capacity 1,058
Production The Present
Opened 1928
Architect Herbert J. Krapp

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 243 West 47th Street in midtown-Manhattan, named for actress Ethel Barrymore.


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 the Shuberts built for performers who were 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.

Notable productions[edit]

Box office record[edit]

Death of a Salesman achieved the box office record for the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production grossed $1,066,582.41 over seven performances, for the week ending June 3, 2012.[1]


  • Who's Who in the Theatre, edited by John Parker, tenth edition, revised, London, 1947, p. 1184 for Basil Rathbone.

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Coordinates: 40°45′35.5″N 73°59′09″W / 40.759861°N 73.98583°W / 40.759861; -73.98583