The Forrest Theatre is a live theatre venue in Philadelphia
. It is managed by The Shubert Organization. The Forrest Theatre was built in 1927. It was designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp and has a seating capacity of 1,851. It was named after the 19th century actor Edwin Forrest, who was born in Philadelphia, and owned and lived in the Edwin Forrest House
. The opening performance at the Forrest Theatre was The Red Robe in 1928. A renovation of the theatre was undertaken in 1997, including redecoration and the addition of handicapped-accessible restrooms.
In 1925, Krapp designed a theatre on Broadway in New York
City that was also named the Forrest. This theatre has been renamed at various times over the years and is currently known as the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.