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Barrymore Theatre
Barrymore Theatre

Barrymore Theatre

243 W 47th St, New York City, New York, NY 10036

The Basics

Enjoy a classic Broadway experience at this historic theater and see the interior, which combines a number of styles, including Mediterranean and Elizabethan. The distinctive exterior of the Barrymore Theatre was modeled after a Roman bath and features a two-story grillwork screen made of terra-cotta, still in its original form. Walking tours of Times Square and the theater district often pass by the Barrymore and other popular performance venues.

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Private Theatre District Tour
Private Theatre District Tour
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$85.00 per adult
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It was amazing and Lucas was so knowledgeable about all the Broadway theatres
Everything was memorable. We will recommend this tour to everyone especially to all of our theatre friends that come to New York. I found out all about theatres that I never knew and even my theatre loving kid learned some things too
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Bptkids, Dec 2021
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Patrick was wonderful! So much knowledge of Broadway. We learned so much that one would never learn unless on a private trip like this. Well worth the money spent. Thank you Patrick!
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Chris_P, Mar 2021
Private Theatre District Tour
Patrick has an excellent storytelling persona and interjected some great stories with information about the theaters. He went above and beyond!!
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Theater district tour worth every penny!
Patricia_T, Nov 2019
Private Theatre District Tour
Our tour guide, Patrick, was a wealth of knowledge, anecdotes, historical background, all interspersed with his obvious love of theater. We learned so much in such a short period of time...and enjoyed every minute.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Children under the age of 4 are not allowed inside the theater.

  • Cell phones, cameras, recording devices, and other electronic devices cannot be used during performances.

  • There are no escalators or elevators in the two-level theater.

  • Assistive devices for the hard of hearing and visually impaired are available.

  • The theater is not fully wheelchair accessible, but there are designated areas for wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The Barrymore Theatre is located on West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. The closest subway stops are 49th Street (N, R, W), 50th Street (C, E), and 47–50 Streets Rockefeller Center (B, D, F, M).

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When to Get There

The theater’s box office hours depend on the show, but are typically 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. It’s best to arrive early, as there may be lines for the box office or concessions. Latecomers will be seated at the theater’s discretion.

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History of the Broadway Theatre

Lee and J.J. Shubert, New York theater magnates known as the “Schubert brothers,” offered to build a theater for Ethel Barrymore, one of the most popular actresses of her time, if she agreed to star in its first production. She agreed and choseThe Kingdom of God. Today, the Barrymore is still owned by the Schubert Organization, and the theater remains one of the few Broadway theaters to have never changed names or owners.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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