Formerly Erlanger's Theatre, St. James Theatre opened in 1927 with George M. Cohan's The Merry Malones. In 1932, after changing hands a few times, the theater was renamed after London's St. James Theatre. With simple yet classic neo-Georgian architecture, the theater's facade and interiors have been designated New York City landmarks.

Throughout its history, St. James Theatre has hosted several notable productions, including Oklahoma!, The King and I, Hello, Dolly!, The Secret Garden, Desire Under the Elms, Bring It On, Something Rotten, and Present Laughter. More recently, it has staged shows like Frozen, a stage musical version of the Disney animated film. and Spamalot.

1710 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilets

Assistive Listening System


Air Conditioning


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Hearing Assistance

Water Fountain


About St. James Theatre

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  • The St. James Theatre has 1,710 seats split across three sections: Orchestra, Mezzanine, and Balcony. It additionally has boxes along the sides.
  • The center Orchestra offers the best views of the stage, particularly in front and center rows. There are some premium seats in the middle of the Center Orchestra as well.
  • The Left and Right Orchestra and the Center Mezzanine offer decent views at affordable rates.
  • The front row of every section offers the best legroom.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats and restrooms are on the Orchestra level, which is also accessible via the main doors. The elevated sections are only accessible by stairs.
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  • Address: 246 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Bus: The nearest bus stop to the theater is on the corner of 8th Avenue and West 43rd Street. It services lines M20 and M104. The next closest stop is on 7th Avenue and West 44th Street, which services lines M7 and M104. There are bus stops on nearly every corner nearby and patrons are encouraged to check which lines are most convenient for them.
  • Subway: The nearest station is 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal. Lines A, C, and E stop here.
  • Cars and cabs: Patrons may drive or cab to the theater. You might run into some traffic in the bustling theater district, especially during peak seasons. Consider using public transport or pre-booking a parking spot in a nearby lot.
  • Parking: The Times Square Parking - Valet Garage is a 2-minute walk from the theater. Other garages in the vicinity include Meyers Parkins, Icon Parking, and 344-346 West 45th Street Parking.
  • Recommended mode of transport: The subway is your best bet since it tends to be cost-efficient and a hassle-free way to reach your show with enough time to spare.

Frequently asked questions about St. James Theatre

How old is the St. James Theatre in New York?

The venue is currently 97 years old.

When was the St. James Theatre built?

The theater was constructed in 1927.

Who is the St. James Theatre named after?

The theater was originally named after A. L. Erlanger, a theater producer, director, designer, owner, and more. It was renamed by Lodewick Vroom in 1932, after the St. James Theatre in London, itself named for the district it resided in.

What is the address of the St. James Theatre?

246 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States.

How do I reach the St. James Theatre?

Patrons can get to the theater by car or taxi, bus, subway, and any other mode of transportation they choose.

Who owns St. James Theatre?

It is owned by Jujamcyn Theaters.

How many seats are in the St. James Theatre?

The theater has a capacity of 1,710 seats.

Are children allowed at the St. James Theatre?

Patrons of all ages are welcome at the theater. However, each show has its own rating and age restrictions. Additionally, all attendees must have a valid ticket to enter.

Is the St. James Theatre accessible to people with special needs?

The theater has a step-free entrance, designated wheelchair-accessible and companion seating, transfer aisle and companion seats, a wheelchair-accessible restroom, and hearing and vision-accessible seats and assistance.

What shows have played at the St. James Theatre?

The theater has staged shows like Oklahoma!, Robin Hood, The King and I, Luther, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hair, New York, New York, and several Shakespearean plays. It is currently playing Spamalot.

Has Spamalot always been at the St. James Theatre?

The musical originally opened in Chicago in 2005 before moving to Broadway's Shubert Theatre. It hit West End and toured the nation before returning to Broadway. It was first revived at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts before moving to the St. James Theatre.

What are the best seats in the St. James Theatre?

The Orchestra houses most of the best seats at this venue. Rows A to M in the Center Orchestra tend to have the best views. The front and center rows are more affordably priced. The Left and Right Orchestra and the Center Mezzanine offer decent views at great prices. If you're after some extra legroom, try the front rows in any section.

What should I wear to St. James Theatre?

There is no dress code at this theater. Patrons are encouraged to dress comfortably and stay warm.

How much do St. James Theatre tickets cost?

The ticket prices vary across shows. Tickets for Spamalot start at $46.50.

Does St. James Theatre have food?

The theater sells a limited menu of food and drinks at its bar. Patrons may purchase their concessions before or after the show, or during intermissions, and bring it to their seats.

Are there any dining options available near the St. James Theatre?

The theater sits amid plenty of highly-rated restaurants. For uniquely Broadway experiences, try Sardi's or Joe Allen. For cuisine-based dining, try Italian food at Carmine's, Greek food at Kellari Taverna, or one of several sushi restaurants in the vicinity.

What are some attractions or things to do near the St. James Theatre?

Times Square, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, the Museum of Broadway, and more are all located within the district.