The Shubert's main entrance faced 10th Street in the middle of the block where spines of gigantic books now adorn the parking ramp. From the lobby of the theatre, one entered the main floor of the auditorium that sloped down toward the stage so that one did not have to climb stairs. The two balconies hung low to enhance the feeling of intimacy in the 1,625-seat house. The Shubert was equipped with both gas and electric lighting.
Felicia Hardison Londré is curators' professor of theatre at UMKC, specializing in French, Russian, and Kansas City theatre history. She currently (2012-14) serves as dean of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre.