Recent Searches
Clear

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Shubert Theatre Tours

star-5
19 Reviews
Shubert Theatre
The Shubert Theatre stands in the heart of New York City’s Theater District, near Times Square. A landmark for theatergoers and sightseers, with its Venetian Renaissance–style facade and elegant interior, the 1,502-seat playhouse has hosted multiple hit musicals and plays.

The Basics 
One of 17 theaters operated by the Shubert Organization, the Shubert Theatre opened in 1913 and staged many of Broadway’s longest-running shows, from Oliver! and The Constant Wife to Chicago. The original A Chorus Line ran at the Shubert for a legendary 6,137 performances. 

The ideal way to experience the Shubert is to attend a show there, and prebooking your ticket online is the easiest option. To see the Shubert’s exterior and explore Broadway, consider a walking tour of the Theater District, most of which take you to the best-known playhouses while sharing tales of their history. Some itineraries focus on the city’s 1920s Prohibition era, when Broadway was a hot spot for speakeasies and bootleggers.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Shubert Theatre is a must for theater lovers and history buffs.
  • The theater is only partially wheelchair-accessible, with seating available in the orchestra section.
  • A cloakroom is available for storing coats, but strollers and furs aren’t accepted.
  • On-site facilities include restrooms and a bar.

How to Get There
Located at 225 West 44th Street, just off 7th Avenue and Broadway, the Shubert Theatre is convenient to get to by subway. Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, or W train to 42nd Street–Times Square station, then walk northward on Broadway toward West 43rd Street. Turn left onto West 44th Street to find the Shubert on your right. A paid parking garage is also located nearby.

When to Get There
The Shubert’s evening performances usually run Tuesday through Saturday, with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Arrive around 15 minutes before showtime—latecomers are denied entry. The box office is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.
 
Things to See at or Near the Shubert Theatre
Take some time to admire the Shubert’s exterior—its ornamental sgraffito plasterwork is a key feature. Then, look for the Shubert’s stage door in Shubert Alley, alongside the playhouse. In the 1920s and ’30s, actors used the pedestrian lane as a place to relax during intervals and after performances. There, they’d smoke and mingle with chorus girls, reporters, and bootleggers who’d take their orders for Prohibition-breaking alcohol.
Address: 225 W 44th St, New York City, New York, USA 10036, USA
Read More

3 Tours and Activities to Experience Shubert Theatre

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Small-Group Broadway Theater District and Times Square Walking Tour

Small-Group Broadway Theater District and Times Square Walking Tour

star-5
Most tours of Broadway can be so large, you might have trouble hearing your guide. This New York City Broadway Theater District and Times Square walking tour runs with a small group to offer you a more intimate experience. Hear the backstage stories about the stars of yesterday and today, and visit famous Broadway theaters like the Majestic Theatre, home of the ‘Phantom of the Opera.’
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$37.34
From
$37.34
Taking safety measures

Private Theatre District Tour

Private Theatre District Tour

star-4.5
Explore New York City's Theater District on a private 2-hour walking tour that introduces you to backstage stories and insider secrets of the Great White Way. With a private guide, walk through the area around Times Square to see theaters that have been home to legendary performances and Broadway stars. You'll hear about the history of live theater, including the early days of Vaudeville and the creation of the musical.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$74.67
From
$74.67
Taking safety measures

Times Square Prohibition Pub Crawl

Times Square Prohibition Pub Crawl

The Jazz Age lives on in New York for those who know where to look. With this guided Prohibition-themed tour, get a behind-the-scenes peek into the past via a bar crawl with a historic twist. Explore the area around Times Square and learn about the illicit bars and speakeasies frequented by mobsters, politicians, and the glitterati during the 1920s and 1930s. See landmark structures and historic hotels, and sip a craft cocktail at a local venue.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$59.00
From
$59.00

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Shubert Theatre?