The Little Shubert is the first Off-Broadway theatre in New York built from the ground up, and the first to be owned by the Shubert Organization. Built as part of a residential tower and opened in 2002, the Little Shubert has the honor of being the first new theatre built by the Shubert Organization in New York City since 1928, when the Ethel Barrymore opened on West 47th Street.
In its short lifetime, the Little Shubert has been home to Tommy Tune White Tie and Tails (2002), Hank Williams: Lost Highway (2003), Fame on 42nd Street (2003), Shockheaded Peter (2005), My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy! (2006), Three Mo' Tenors (2007), Viagara Falls (2010), Lucky Guy (2011) with Leslie Jordan and Varla Jean Merman, and the hilarious Harry Potter parody, Potted Potter (2012).
Notable features of the Little Shubert Theatre include an exceptionally well-configured auditorium with stadium seating providing excellent sightlines and proximity to the stage. The stage itself and the orchestra pit are comparable in size to the dimensions of many Broadway theatres. The interior décor blends exposed technical infrastructure with warm, rich colors, and includes reproductions of artwork from the Shubert Archive collection. On the exterior of the building, the marquee consists of an ornamental canopy in architectural metal and glass.
Details on the Little Shubert Theatre's Accessibility
Theatre is wheelchair accessible.
Accessibility by Seating Section
Orchestra Location: There are steps between each row. Wheelchair seating does not involve steps.
Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Orchestra.
There is an elevator and escalator from the ground level to the theater level.
Restrooms are wheelchair accessible on the ground level.