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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Address

242 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Public Transportation

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By Subway:

1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St / Times Square

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By Bus:

Take M7, M20, or M104 bus.

Accessibility:

Box Office

Box Office

The box office is in the lobby which is street level. The counter is wheelchair accessible.

Directions Bus

Directions Bus

Take M7, M20, or M104 bus.

Restroom

Restroom

Restroom: Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom located on the Orchestra level. Additional restrooms (not wheelchair accessible) are also located down 1 flight of stairs.

Directions Subway

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St / Times Square

Seating

Seating

Orchestra section: The seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.Mezzanine sectionLocated on the 2nd level, up 3 short flights of stairs (29 steps). Once on the Mezzanine or Balcony level, there are approximately 2 steps per row.

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator\Escalator

There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Telephone

Telephone

Pay Phone located in the ticket lobby. Accessible at 54".

Folding Armrests

Folding Armrests

Sixteen (16) seats with folding armrests. Ask box office for mobility seats for these locations.

Water Fountain

Water Fountain

Located in the restrooms.

Assisted Listening System

Assisted Listening System

Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Copper Induction Loop also available.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

Theater Description:

Built in 1927 along with the Majestic, the Golden, and the Hotel Lincoln (now the Milford Plaza Hotel), the cluster completed the blocks on 44th and 45th Streets between Broadway and 7th Avenue, creating the densest concentration of legitimate theaters in New York City. In 2005, the Royale was renamed the Bernard B. Jacobs after the longtime president of the Shubert Organization. The lavish interior was designed by Roman Melzer, an architect for Czar Nicholas II in Russia who came to America and worked for the Chanins. Melzer hired Hungarian artist Willy Pogany to create a series of murals entitled "Spanish Lovers" for the interior of the theater. Once completed, the Chanins gave artistic control to the Shuberts, who programmed it with a variety of operettas, musicals, and dramas. Diamond Lil, written by and starring Mae West, was the first major hit for the theater in 1928 with 176 performances.

What's Playing:

The Outsiders