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St James Theatre

Address

246 West 44th Street
New York City, NY 10036

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St James Theatre

Public Transportation

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By Subway:

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A, C, E to 42nd St / Times Square. Theatre is two blocks north.

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By Bus:

Take the M7, M20, M42 or M104 bus.

Accessibility:

Box Office

Box Office

Outer lobby. Counter 42".

Parking

Parking

Valet parking garage: 1st garage: South side of 44th St. between 6th & 7th Aves. Vertical clearance: 105". 2nd garage: East of Shubert Alley, on north side of 44th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.

Curb Ramps

Curb Ramps

(3" lip) NW corner of 44th St. & Broadway; (2.5" lip) SE corner of 44th St. & Broadway; (3.5” lip) SW corner of 44th St. & Broadway.

Restroom

Restroom

There is a wheelchair accessible unisex restroom located on the main level. Stall 34". Clear space 40" x 60".Commode 18".

Directions Subway

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A, C, E to 42nd St / Times Square. Theatre is two blocks north.

Seating

Seating

Wheelchair-accessible seating on the Orchestra level of the theatre for all performances for patrons who use wheelchairs and their companions. There are no steps leading into the Orchestra level of the theatre from the sidewalk. There are steps to access seating on other levels of the theatre.

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator\Escalator

There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Telephone

Telephone

None on premises

Entrance

Entrance

Double doors in series: 1st set (each 27.5", heavy) to outer lobby; 2nd set (each 28", heavy) to inner lobby; 3rd set (each 29.5", heavy) to orchestra.

Visual Assistance

Visual Assistance

Low vision seats available for purchase in person, online or over the phone

Water Fountain

Water Fountain

None available.

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.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to designated wheelchair seating locations. Wheelchair seating is in the orchestra only.

Directions Bus

Directions Bus

Take the M7, M20, M42 or M104 bus.

Folding Armrests

Folding Armrests

Seats with folding armrests plus a companion seat available for purchase in person, online, or over the phone.

Translation

Translation

Subtitled language translations available in Spanish, Portuguese,Japanese, Korean & Chinese for $5 on the GalaPro app. For more information, go to https://www.galapro.com/

Theater Description:

Originally called the Erlanger Theatre, it was built in 1927 by theatrical syndicate owner A. L. Erlanger and was the first theater built by Warren & Wetmore, one of New York’s most prominent architectural firms and designers of Grand Central S tation.

Known for their grand and ostentatious buildings, Warren & Wetmore designed a comparatively simple exterior for this theater—a brick facade with an ornate iron loggia. The St. James was one of the largest theaters on Broadway and reflected Warren & Wetmore’s Beaux-Arts training as well as their interest in French-inspired ornamental detail. In addition to the ornate murals and plasterwork covering the interior, the theater also boasted two balconies, making it a very successful house for musicals. Erlanger survived the opening of the theater by only three years. It was purchased by the Astor family, who renamed it the St. James, and was eventually acquired by the Shubert organization in 1941. Oklahoma!,1943’s opening show, was expected to be a flop but it played for six years. In 1957, the Shuberts sold the theater to William L. McKnight, who transferred ownership to his daughter and Jujamcyn Theaters in 1970. It was their first Broadway theater acquisition. The St. James has continued to build on its musical theater history by presenting works such as The King and I, The Pajama Game, Flower Drum Song, Hello Dolly! and The Producers.

Learn more at Spotlight in Broadway

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