The Shubert Theater Offers Free Backstage Tours

The Shubert Theater’s hour-long backstage tours are the perfect activity for any theater or history enthusiast. Whether you are visiting New Haven for the first time, or a life-long resident, you’ll be amazed by the incredible history of the legendary Shubert!

Shubert Theater Offers Free Backstage Tours
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Tour are available the First Wednesday and Saturday of every month starting at 11:00 am.  Tours are FREE and open to the public – reservations are not required. 

The Shubert Theater is located at 247 College Street in New Haven, Connecticut. Their website is located at

Please meet at the theatre’s main lobby doors

Groups of 10 or more – please call 203-624-1825 to ensure space.

Please note: tour schedule excludes major holidays.

The Shubert Theater Offers Free Backstage Tours

About the Shubert Theater

Since opening in 1914, the Shubert Theatre has earned the title “Birthplace of the Nation’s Great Hits” by staging the world premieres of hundreds of shows including Oklahoma!, A Streetcar Named Desire, Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady, A Raisin In The Sun, The Sound of Music and countless more. Some of the biggest names in show business have graced the Shubert stage – including Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Mary Martin, Rex Harrison, Ethel Merman, Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Redford, James Earl Jones, Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Debbie Reynolds, Jerry Lewis, Liza Minnelli, John Travolta and hundreds more!

Each season, hundreds of students and adult members of the community take a trip behind the scenes and “back in time” with a “Backstage Tour” of the historic Shubert. Explore places such as backstage, dressing rooms and much more – all while learning about our vibrant history!

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