Westside Theatre

Westside Theatre

407 West 43rd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Upstairs (270) and Downstairs (249)

The Westside Theater 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, whilst the Downstairs Theatre holds 249 seats.

Westside Theatre Map and Travel Info
Nearest subway station: 
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station
Subway lines: 
A, C & E trains