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St James Theatre New York

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About the St James Theatre

The St. James Theatre first opened in 1927, when it was originally called the Erlanger’s Theatre after its founder, booking agent Abraham Erlanger. Erlanger was one half of Klaw and Erlanger, who also opened the New Amsterdam Theatre. In the intervening years, it has changed ownership a number of times, and was eventually renamed after London’s St. James Theatre. It is one of Broadway’s largest venues, famous for musicals including Oklahoma! and The Producers.

The building was designed by architectural firm Warren and Wetmore, whilst the Georgian-inspired interior was the work of John Singraldi. The venue was designed with simplicity and intimacy in mind, featuring coral and gold interiors. It has since been refurbished into a grand, impressive Broadway venue which received landmark status in 1987.

The St. James Theatre has hosted shows from Shakespeare – including the first full-length Hamlet in America (1938) - to enduring musicals such as Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! (1943) and The King and I (1951). In the 21st century, crowd-pleasing hits including American Idiot (2010), Something Rotten! (2015) and Disney's Frozen the Musical (2018-2020_ have confirmed the theater’s lasting popularity for tourists and locals alike.

Know Before You Go
• Coat and stroller check available in the lobby for a small fee
• Bars are on every level; covered drinks can be taken into the auditorium
• Booster seats are available on request

Map and Address

246 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

The St. James Theatre is located at 246 West 44th Street, a short walk from Broadway itself. With Times Square, restaurants, hotels and museums a stone’s throw away, patrons will find plenty of transport links and parking options when travelling to the theater. Taxis can also be booked for drop-off directly outside the venue.
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