Shubert Theater

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The House Cozy, Kansas City Central Library Branch



Public Library parking deck, formerly Schubert Theater
Photo of the Public Library’s parking deck where Shubert Theater used to stand.


Opened at 10th and Baltimore streets, the old Shubert Theater is now a present-day parking garage for Kansas City’s Central Library. After a series of fires that brought several prominent theaters in Kansas City to an end, the Shubert Theater claimed to be the safest theater in the world and totally fire proof. With an interior coated in hues of red, ivory and gold, the Shubert Theater was designed to be intimate and warm, thus garnering the nickname “The House Cozy.” It stood at 10th and Baltimore until 1936.