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Westside Theatre Upstairs

Westside Theatre Upstairs

407 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10036


The Westside Theatre building was designed by architect Henry F. Kilburn as the Second German Baptist Church in 1890. Nearly a century later, the space housed a discotheque, Club Sanctuary, until it finally was converted into two theatres (upstairs and downstairs) in 1973.

The Chelsea Theatre Group presented the first production – David Storey’s The Contractor – in October 1973. The building was renamed the Chelsea Westside Theatre. Under the management of Raymond L. Gaspard, the theatre was re-christened the Westside Arts Theatre from 1981 until 1990.

After an extensive renovation by new management, the venue re-opened in March 1991 as the Westside Theatre. The Upstairs Theatre has a capacity of 270 seats, while the Downstairs Theatre holds 249 seats.

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Westside Theatre Upstairs407 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10036
Nearest Subway Station42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

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