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Barrymore Theatre

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Band's Visit on Broadway
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The Band's Visit on Broadway
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The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is the only surviving theatre of the many Lee and J.J. Shubert built for performers who were affiliated with them. Ethel Barrymore was part of the renowned Barrymore acting dynasty, and her tremendous popularity in New...more
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243 W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036-1496
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A bit of the old with the new! Somewhat cramped seating in the balcony! Otherwise a great experience seeing the show!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 Tony awards mean little to me, especially since a good part of the show was hard to hear (poor sound mix for first 10-15 min), and since a good 20% of the dialog was in Jewish or Egyptian language, and since there is so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cfsdir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently saw The Band's Visit at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It was a great show and the theater itself was more relaxed than most. Bathrooms were nice and there did not seem to be a pressing crowd as there is in some theaters. Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Barrymore Theatre, which is beautiful. We went to see The Band's Visit, which was a delightful, touching show that speaks to the best of our humanity. What stood out for my friend and I though, was the superb...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda E
Reviewed November 8, 2018

As far as theatres in New York go this one is fairly standard and on the smaller side - but it appears that all seats are good for viewing vantage points. Unfortunately - the theatre was somewhat cold inside and half way through the performance...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

The seating is not bad as theater sitting goes in N.Y. The musical was fantastic in its story and acting. The main lady character is great and clearly overshadows the rest, which were good at it also. I will highly recommend this play

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We will not return to this theatre for several reasons. The actors’ voice were inaudible over half of the time. The seating very uncomfortable. At the end of the performance we wanted to admire the interior architecture and were told to leave because they wanted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat B
Sam S, Manager at Barrymore Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hello, Pat: I'm sorry to hear that you've had this experience. Due to heightened security in the area, we are not allowed to have patrons linger inside the venue. You can find more pictures of the Barrymore Theatre at www.shubert.nyc.com (along with the history of...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

We had read the reviews and were so expecting a great show but by far this was the absolute worst musical we have ever seen. It was so slow and actually boring. The muscians and vocalists were so talented but the four of us that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sam S, Manager at Barrymore Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the show. We thank you for your patronage. Best, Brian Theatre Operations

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This review is more for the production than the actual theatre - although the theatre was lovely and our seats (mezz, row C) were great. We visited to see THE BANDS VISIT - normally i go to see musical theatre to be entertained - i...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

I feel asleep. This was gong nowhere. Not much of a plot. Not much relationship building. The points that could have been accentuated were short and uneventful. The play was right when it says “there was an event you probably didn’t hear about because it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 27, 2018|
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Response from karen90137 | Reviewed this property |
I prefer center orchestra. Box seats, whether right or left, obstructs views on that particular side of the stage. You get more legroom, but I'd give up the legroom in order to see the full stage.
Giuseppina D
June 9, 2017|
Response from Dianne W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is not a large theater so line of sight is better than more modern places.
October 13, 2015|
Response from Sam S | Property representative |
There aren't any free parking garages, but there is an Icon Parking garage next to the Barrymore Theatre at 257 West 47th Street.