The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is the only remaining theatre of the countless Lee and J.J. Shubert built for the performers who were affiliated with them. Barrymore was part of the renowned Barrymore acting family, which has since spanned generations. Barrymore’s premiere at the theatre was The Kingdom of God in December 1928. Since then the venue has been host to such notable performances as: Gay Divorce, A Streetcar Named Desire and American Buffalo, among others.
The seating capacity at the Barrymore Theatre is 1096. The building is in the traditional Broadway style theater. For patrons who have handicaps there is a wheelchair accessible restroom available on the main level and there is wheelchair seating available. The building is air conditioned so that in the warm summer months it does not get too hot inside the theater.