The Shubert Theater is a 1,600-seat theater which originally opened in 1914. It was designed by Albert Swazey, a New York architect, and built by the H. E. Murdock Construction Company.
Since 1914, the Shubert Theater has played host to pre-Broadway tryouts, including world premieres. The theater is currently operated as a non-profit organization by CAPA (The Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts) under the aegis of The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts.
Several times over the course of more than a decade, the Shubert has retained Martin A. Benassi, AIA – Architect, LLC to provide assistance and construction documents for reroofing the facility. The roofing work was phased over several years and installed during the summer months of July and August, when no shows are scheduled. A modified bitumen membrane roof (MBR) with a granule surface was chosen for its durability in an urban environment.