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Tours of the Shubert Theatre

The Shubert's hour-long backstage tour is 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!


Tours are offered twice a month:
FIRST WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY of each month at 11:00am
Please come to the Main Lobby Doors!

Tours are FREE & open to the public - reservations are NOT required.
Groups of 10+, please call 203-624-1825 to ensure space.
Tour schedule excludes major holidays.

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!

For more information or questions, please call 203-624-1825.