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Barrymore Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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
+1 212-239-6200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Sam S, Manager at Barrymore Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 2O people walked out early and I wish I had also left earlier! This show was awful. 10 Tony awards - what a joke. All I can say is we got third string crew because this was the worst show I have seen on...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beautiful theater was built in 1928 specifically for Ethel Barrymore of the then famous Barrymore acting dynasty. It has been majestically restored and maintained. There is not a bad seat in the house. The current show is “The Band’s Visit. It’s a lovely musical...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Band Visits is a random night in time when an Egyptian band ends up in the wrong place and the charming story of strangers in a strange land and how they are welcomed and taken care of by residents. Small story big message. No...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Beautiful old theater. Saw The Band's Visit which was disappointing. Amazing that they took 10 tony award including Best Musical. Very good cast but a weak story line.

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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

If you see one show in New York, see the Bands Visit at the Barrymore theater. It was fabulous. The show was funny, music was great and just a really nice atmosphere. The theater itself is something you see in the movies. Bathrooms are downstairs...More

Thank Constance C
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Went to see The Band's Visit and were pleased with the size of the theatre. Small enough for actors to speak and be heard without microphones. But big enough so you knew you are in a Broadway theatre.

1  Thank rjfmkt
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We saw “A Band's Visit”. This is a lovely show that rightfully deserves its Tony nomination. Although our seats were far away from the stage, we still enjoyed the good view and excellent acoustics. The staff is friendly and helpful. Enjoy!

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27 May 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
9 June 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.
13 October 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.