Westside Theatre

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Coordinates: 40°45′34″N 73°59′33″W / 40.759568°N 73.992507°W / 40.759568; -73.992507

The Westside Theatre
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Address407 West 43rd Street
Manhattan, New York City
United States
OwnerReno Productions (Peter Askin)
Capacity270 (Upstairs Theatre)
249 (Downstairs Theatre)

The Westside Theatre is an off-Broadway performance space at 407 West 43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The building houses two auditoriums: the Upstairs Theatre, which seats 270, and the Downstairs Theatre, which features a thrust stage and has a seating capacity of 249. Formerly known as the Chelsea Theatre Center and the Westside Arts Theatre, the building was renovated in 1991.

The Romanesque Revival style building, designed by Henry Franklin Kilburn, was constructed in 1890 for the Second German Baptist Church, which it housed until the 1960s. The site was then occupied by various nightclubs until its establishment as a theatre in 1976.[1]

Selected past productions[edit]


Date opened Show title
10/17/2019 Little Shop of Horrors
03/07/2019 Chick Flick the Musical
07/20/2017 Curvy Widow
06/22/2016 Cagney
10/12/2015 Clever Little Lies
04/07/2015 Disenchanted! The Hilarious Hit Musical
10/19/2014 The Belle of Amherst
03/04/2014 Satchmo at the Waldorf
10/29/2013 Becoming Dr. Ruth
11/28/2012 My Name Is Asher Lev
08/02/2012 The Last Smoker in America
06/23/2011 The Voca People
05/10/2010 The Screwtape Letters
09/14/2008 The Marvelous Wonderettes
08/01/1996 I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
08/07/1995 The Food Chain
05/28/1995 The Cryptogram
12/08/1994 You Should Be So Lucky
08/30/1994 First Night
08/09/1993 Later Life
02/23/1993 Best of Friends
10/09/1992 Spic-O-Rama
06/02/1992 Balancing Act
03/18/1991 And the World Goes 'Round
12/04/1987 Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
05/07/1987 Educating Rita
12/22/1982 Extremities
10/13/1981 March of the Falsettos
10/14/1980 Really Rosie


Theatre at dusk
Date opened Show title
07/21/2019 #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment
11/12/2018 The Other Josh Cohen
10/05/2017 Stuffed
10/25/2016 Othello: The Remix
03/07/2016 White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour (New York premiere), with Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Wilson, Brian Dennehy, Wayne Brady, Mike Birbiglia, Cynthia Nixon, Alan Cumming, Martin Short[2] and many more[3][4]
07/27/2015 The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
02/10/2015 Application Pending
05/14/2014 Los Monologos de la Vagina
12/15/2013 Handle With Care
05/20/2012 Old Jews Telling Jokes
01/24/2011 Through the Night
10/01/2009 Love, Loss, and What I Wore
11/18/2008 Dust
12/08/2006 My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy
10/21/2004 Jewtopia
03/24/2004 From Door to Door
09/04/2003 Trumbo: Red, White, and Blacklisted
03/05/2003 Barbara's Wedding
10/03/1999 The Vagina Monologues
10/01/1998 The Mystery of Irma Vep
10/24/1997 Marc Salem's Mindgames
10/07/1996 Political Animal
09/24/1996 Full Gallop
09/07/1995 Too Jewish
03/05/1994 Nixon's Nixon
09/28/1993 Family Secrets
04/23/1993 Wild Men!
09/08/1992 Cut the Ribbons
01/03/1992 Finkle's Follies
04/12/1991 Only the Truth is Funny
10/29/1987 A Shayna Maidel
04/18/1985 Penn & Teller
07/03/1981 What the Butler Saw
03/22/1976 Vanities


  1. ^ "The 1889 2nd German Baptist Church – 407 West 43rd Street" by Alice Lum, Daytonian in Manhattan, February 2, 2012
  2. ^ "Review: Nathan Lane, You’ve Got a Part (This Time) in White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Charles Isherwood, The New York Times, March 9, 2016
  3. ^ David Gordon: "Opera Star Joyce DiDonato to Join White Rabbit Red Rabbit", TheaterMania, August 30, 2016 (line-up March 7 to August 29, 2016)
  4. ^ "White Rabbit Red Rabbit to Close This Month with Mystery Star", BroadwayWorld, December 2, 2016

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