Ethel Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10019

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By Subway, take the C/E to 50th Street, walk south on Eight Avenue and then turn left onto 47th Street. Or take the 1 to 50th Street, walk south on Broadway and then make a right onto 47th Street.
  • Entrance: 47th Street, between 8th and Broadway The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located on the north side of 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Saturday:
    10am - 8pm
    Sunday:
    Noon - 6pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 1096

The best seats are in the middle orchestra and front mezzanine, but the Ethel Barrymore Theatre is small enough that most of the seats supply a good view of the stage.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre Seating Chart

Ethel Barrymore Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Ethel Barrymore Theatre

The closest parking garages for Ethel Barrymore Theatre are located at:

Central Parking System
257 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
212-246-2371
Quik Park Garage
201 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
212-586-0665

The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.

Additional Notes

Ms. Barrymore herself starred in the first show at her namesake theater.

Landlord: Shubert Organization

Official Ticketer: Telecharge

Now Playing The Band's Visit

  • Opened: November 9, 2017
  • Show Closes: Open ended
Based on the 2007 Israeli film of the same name, The Band’s Visit is a new musical that tells the story of an Egyptian band, specifically the Alexandria Ceremonial Police …more Get Discounted Tickets

Previous Shows

Six Degrees of Separation

  • Opened: May 5, 2017
  • Show Closed: June 18, 2017
Six Degrees of Separation refers to the concept of everybody being connected to everybody, with a maximum of six people in the chain between everyone in the world. Paul, a …more

The Present

  • Opened: January 8, 2017
  • Show Closed: March 19, 2017
Upton’s adaptation of Chekhov's The Present is set in Russia in the 1990s in the post-Perestroika period. The Present takes place at an old country house, and the central female …more

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Opened: October 5, 2014
  • Show Closed: September 4, 2016
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows a 15 year-old kid named Christopher John Francis Boone who has an exceptional brain, but difficulty fitting into the expected …more

Ethel Barrymore Theatre History

Not many actors are approached to star in the debut production of their very own theater, but that is the enticing offer the Shuberts made to acclaimed stage performer Ethel Barrymore many years ago. In 1928, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre opened with the new play The Kingdom of God, and the actress went on to feature in several subsequent productions at her self-named theater, such as The Love Duel, Scarlet Sister Mary, and The School for Scandal. The Barrymores were once a sort of royal family of acting, and not surprisingly Ethel's children -- Ethel Barrymore Colt and John Drew Colt -- also made their Broadway debuts at this theater. Since then, a wide variety of other great performers have graced this stage, from Lunt and Fontanne to Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier to Mikhail Baryshnikov. The 1,096-seat theater, designed by Herbert J. Krapp, is a flexible space, ideal for large plays but also good for intimate dramas and small-scale musicals.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre Design

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre has a very stately look, with a warm golden interior, detailed trim, and red seats and curtains. On the outside, it is handsome and elegant in white, with round arches above the gilded doorways.

The beautiful men's and women's restrooms are in the large basement lounge, which also has a bar and several benches for resting on before the show or during intermission.