The Shubert Theatre presents and produces artistic programming of the highest quality to serve and educate diverse audiences and feature renowned artists of all cultures. This historic Broadway house is where the magic of theatre, music and dance come alive. The Shubert Theatre celebrated its 100th anniversary in December 2014. From its very first season, the Shubert Theatre has been a performing arts center presenting plays, musicals, opera, dance, classical music recitals and concerts, vaudeville, jazz artists, big bands, burlesque, and a variety of solo performances. Since opening in 1914 in New Haven, the Shubert Theatre has played host to over 600 pre-Broadway tryouts, including over 300 world premieres and 50 American premieres. The totals are double that of any theatre in New York City or any of the other try out cities like Boston, Philadelphia, or Washington.