Westside Theatre

The Westside Theatre is an off-Broadway performance space at 407 West 43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The building houses two auditoriums: the Upstairs Theatre, which seats 270, and the Downstairs Theatre, which features a thrust stage and has a seating capacity of 249. Formerly known as the Chelsea Theatre Center and the Westside Arts Theatre, the building was renovated in 1991.

The Westside Theatre
Address407 West 43rd Street
Manhattan, New York City
United States
OwnerReno Productions (Peter Askin)
Capacity270 (Upstairs Theatre)
249 (Downstairs Theatre)

The Romanesque Revival style building, designed by Henry Franklin Kilburn, was constructed in 1890 for the Second German Baptist Church, which it housed until the 1960s. The site was then occupied by various nightclubs until its establishment as a theatre in 1976.[1]

Selected past productions


Date openedShow title
October 17, 2019Little Shop of Horrors
March 7, 2019Chick Flick the Musical
July 20, 2017Curvy Widow
June 22, 2016Cagney
October 12, 2015Clever Little Lies
April 7, 2015Disenchanted! The Hilarious Hit Musical
October 19, 2014The Belle of Amherst
March 4, 2014Satchmo at the Waldorf
October 29, 2013Becoming Dr. Ruth
November 28, 2012My Name Is Asher Lev
August 2, 2012The Last Smoker in America
June 23, 2011The Voca People
May 10, 2010The Screwtape Letters
September 14, 2008The Marvelous Wonderettes
August 1, 1996I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
August 7, 1995The Food Chain
May 28, 1995The Cryptogram
December 8, 1994You Should Be So Lucky
August 30, 1994First Night
August 9, 1993Later Life
February 23, 1993Best of Friends
October 9, 1992Spic-O-Rama
June 2, 1992Balancing Act
March 18, 1991And the World Goes 'Round
December 4, 1987Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
May 7, 1987Educating Rita
December 22, 1982Extremities
October 13, 1981March of the Falsettos
October 14, 1980Really Rosie


Date opened Show title
July 21, 2019#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment
November 12, 2018The Other Josh Cohen
October 5, 2017Stuffed
October 25, 2016Othello: The Remix
March 7, 2016 White Rabbit Red Rabbit[2][3][4]
July 27, 2015 The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
February 10, 2015 Application Pending
May 14, 2014 Los Monologos de la Vagina
December 15, 2013 Handle With Care
May 20, 2012 Old Jews Telling Jokes
January 24, 2011 Through the Night
October 1, 2009 Love, Loss, and What I Wore
November 18, 2008 Dust
December 8, 2006 My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy
October 21, 2004 Jewtopia
March 24, 2004 From Door to Door
September 4, 2003 Trumbo: Red, White, and Blacklisted
March 5, 2003 Barbara's Wedding
October 3, 1999 The Vagina Monologues
October 1, 1998 The Mystery of Irma Vep
October 24, 1997 Marc Salem's Mindgames
October 7, 1996 Political Animal
September 24, 1996 Full Gallop
September 7, 1995 Too Jewish
March 5, 1994 Nixon's Nixon
September 28, 1993 Family Secrets
April 23, 1993 Wild Men!
September 8, 1992 Cut the Ribbons
January 3, 1992 Finkle's Follies
April 12, 1991 Only the Truth is Funny
October 29, 1987 A Shayna Maidel
April 18, 1985 Penn & Teller
July 3, 1981 What the Butler Saw
March 22, 1976 Vanities


  1. "The 1889 2nd German Baptist Church – 407 West 43rd Street" by Alice Lum, Daytonian in Manhattan, February 2, 2012
  2. "Review: Nathan Lane, You’ve Got a Part (This Time) in White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Charles Isherwood, The New York Times, March 9, 2016
  3. David Gordon: "Opera Star Joyce DiDonato to Join White Rabbit Red Rabbit", TheaterMania, August 30, 2016 (line-up March 7 to August 29, 2016)
  4. "White Rabbit Red Rabbit to Close This Month with Mystery Star", BroadwayWorld, December 2, 2016
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