Shubert Performing Arts Center

247 College Street,
New Haven, CT 06510

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Previously operated by: Shubert Brothers Theater Company

Architects: William Albert Swasey

Functions: Performing Arts

Styles: French Renaissance

Previous Names: Sam S. Shubert Theatre, Shubert Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 203.562.5666

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1929 photo courtesy of Thought You May Ask website.

The Sam S. Shubert Theatre was opened on December 11, 1914 with “The Belle of Bond Street”. It was the second ‘Shubert’ theatre to open by the Shubert Brothers, and they operated the theatre until the fall of 1941. By 1950, it was known as the Shubert Theatre, and was operating briefly as a movie theatre.

The Shubert Theatre was closed in 1976. It was later renovated/restored and reopened as the Shubert Performing Arts Center on January 21, 1984. The old adjacent Adams Hotel had been demolished, and in its place was built a new lobby and plaza for the theatre.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

Back many years ago, most commercial Broadway shows “tried out” on the road before opening in New York. The Shubert in New Haven was a prime house for such try-out engagements.

bicyclereporter on May 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

True and the Klein in Bridgeport also had a role as a try-out venue, though no movies played there.

DavidZornig on May 12, 2015 at 6:23 pm

1929 and pre-renovation exterior photos added courtesy of below website. Additional interior photos on site. Copy & paste to view.

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