Lee Shubert built the Booth Theatre in partnership with the producer Winthrop Ames. Named for the actor Edwin Booth (1833-1893), brother to the infamous John Wilkes Booth, the venue was actually the second New York theatre to bear this name. The first was built by Booth himself in 1869 on 23rd Street and 6th Avenue. Ames's father had been devoted to preserving the actor's legacy, so Winthrop's decision to name this theatre after Booth honored not only the actor, but connected his own family's interest with the actor's rich theatrical history. Ames intended to present the most challenging and prestigious productions possible here.Our New York City day trip planning app makes visiting Booth Theatre and other New York City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Booth Theatre Reviews
The elegant Booth Theatre, named for the famous 19th-century actor Edwin Booth (yes, father to THAT Booth), is an experience worth having in itself. With its Venetian Renaissance facade, it is as... more »
Freestyle love supreme is a true improvisational show using audience inpu to put on an extremely fun show. We did not know what to expect but the cast created a superb nonstop show. Alot of the... more »
Beautifully aged and ornate. This intimate theater was perfect for this intense, thought provking, authentic and moving play American Son. The actors were captivating and brought the writer's vision to life! The venue was perfect. The acoustics were excellent, allowing you to hear every word. The seating was comfortable and the Broadway feel was present. I would definitely choose this theater to see another performance. Be prepared, the only lounge is located on the lower level, but it's Broadway and goes with the building and when it was built. I did not observe an elevator, so plan accordingly...
Expect the typical Broadway theater experience. The line moved fairly fast and the ushers were very friendly and helpful. The theater was ornate as expected, but also cramped with too many seats (no surprises there too). The performance we saw was another story, and I won't let my impression of that influence my overall rating of this place.
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