Sam S. Shubert Theatre


Producing team Lee and J.J. Shubert opened the Shubert Theatre, named for their late brother Sam, in 1913. Its rear pathway, intended as a fire exit and private loading zone, became known as Shubert Alley, a legendary Broadway thoroughfare and gathering place. The Shubert made history from 1975 to 1990 with A Chorus Line, whose 6,137-performance run became the longest-running Broadway show of the time.

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  • Built: 1913
  • Number of Seats: 1468
  • Stage Door: As you exit the main 44th St. doors, turn left into Shubert Alley. The stage door is a gold door marked "Stage Door" located between several large theatre advertising posters.
  • Bathrooms: Ladies and Men's: Down one flight of 20 steps from the orchestra level, and on the mezzanine and balcony levels. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located at Sardi's (4th floor), directly across the street.
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