Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre NYC.jpg
Address243 West 47th Street
New York City
United States
Coordinates40°45′35.5″N 73°59′09″W / 40.759861°N 73.98583°W / 40.759861; -73.98583Coordinates: 40°45′35.5″N 73°59′09″W / 40.759861°N 73.98583°W / 40.759861; -73.98583
OwnerThe Shubert Organization
ArchitectHerbert J. Krapp

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.


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.

The theatre has been closed as of March 12, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It reopened on September 4th, 2021 with the limited revival of Waitress.

Notable productions[edit]

Box office record[edit]

The Band's Visit achieved the box office record for the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The production grossed $1,564,646 over nine performances for the week ending December 31, 2017, breaking the previous record of $1,090,216 set by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on the week ending December 28, 2014. On September 6th, 2021, it was announced that the hit Broadway musical Waitress grossed $197,878 in tickets sales on Friday, September 3, 2021, breaking the previous single-performance house record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre set by the Daniel Craig led production of Betrayal ($184,476).

See also[edit]


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

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