About St. James Theatre
St James Theatre
With 1,710 seats over three levels, the St James Theatre in Manhattan is one of the most iconic and long-lived musical theater venues in the world, let alone Broadway. Located at 246 W. 44th St. in Midtown, it’s named for its even more famous counterpart, the long-demolished St James’s Theatre, which at one time had been a part of London’s famous St James’s District in Westminster.
The History of the St James Theatre
Opened in 1927 after being constructed on the former site of the original Sardi’s restaurant, this ornate, opulent venue was actually known as The Erlanger Theatre in honor of its owner, theatrical producer Abraham Erlanger. After he passed in 1930, his family renamed the site to St James. It’s changed ownership several times over the decades and has been renovated and refurbished constantly to keep it in good condition, making it one of the oldest and most consistently successful Broadway playhouses of all time.
What Makes St James Theatre Events So Special?
St James is the perfect place to see any Broadway show. With its double balconies, its ornate interior, and its easy-to-find Midtown location, it’s got a lot going for it. Combine that with the reputation it has for showing only the best and brightest new musicals destined to become major hits, and you’re almost guaranteed to have a magical, unforgettable time!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is St James Theatre located?
St James Theatre is located in Manhattan, New York.
What kind of events does St James Theatre host?
The St James Theatre has been the site of many legendary Broadway performances. Over its nearly 100-year history, it’s had the honor of being the site of a number of major first-run musicals like Oklahoma!, The King and I, Hello, Dolly!, The Who’s Tommy, and The Producers. In more modern times, it’s played host to Disney’s Frozen, which has been running since 2018 and has been responsible for record-breaking ticket sales in excess of $2 million in just a week back in December of 2018.
Which team is playing at St James Theatre?
As this is a music venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at St James Theatre?
There is no official parking lot at St James Theatre events. If you wish to drive, there are a number of public parking lots and garages in the area. Generally speaking, the further from the venue you park, the cheaper the parking.
What is the seating capacity of St James Theatre?
St James Theatre events can accommodate up to 1,710 cheering fans.
Who owns St James Theatre?
St James Theatre is owned by Jujamcyn Theaters.
How do I get to St James Theatre using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach St James Theatre events on public transport are in luck. St James Theatre’s central location makes it easily accessible on the Subway, with a number of stops you can arrive at to reach the venue on time.