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Address:
245 West 44th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1927

SEATING CAPACITY: 1645
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Majestic Theatre (Broadway) History

The Majestic Theatre was originally built in 1927 by real-estate magnates, the Chanin Brothers, as part of a three-theatre complex that also included the Royale (a mid-sized house) and the Theatre Masque, now the John Golden (a small house). The Majestic, a large musical house, complemented the other two venues, enabling producers to move shows based on their ticket sales to the most appropriately-sized venue. In 1930, the Chanins transferred ownership of all three houses to the Shuberts. The Chanins commissioned Herbert Krapp to design the theatre complex in what he called a "modern Spanish" style, complete with terra-cotta base and Spanish brick-wall ornamentation, and arched windows. The Majestic's exterior also includes a stylized Palladian motif above the entrance. The interior features the Adam-style detailing common in many Shubert houses. Decades before the current vogue for stadium seating in movie theaters, Krapp had conceived of a similar concept for the theatre's orchestra. With its steep rake, it offers ideal sight lines for audience members. Another forward-thinking aspect of the design was the creation of a single large balcony rather than two smaller ones - today's producers are hesitant to book two-balcony houses because second-balcony seating is less desirable to modern audiences.

Since 1988, The Majestic Theatre has been home to Phantom of the Opera. The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show on Broadway, having run for over 30 years, and playing 13,370 performances. The Phantom of the Opera has been staged in countries all around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, and many more.



What Shows Played the Majestic Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
11/17/1996 - 11/17/1996 Angela Lansbury - A Celebration (1996)
1/9/1988 - ? The Phantom of the Opera (1988)
3/30/1981 - 4/5/1987 42nd Street (1980)
10/9/1980 - 2/8/1981 Brigadoon (1980)
5/13/1980 - 8/17/1980 Blackstone! (1980)
1/29/1980 - 4/13/1980 Grease (1972)
12/5/1979 - 1/6/1980 Bette! Divine Madness (1979)
9/20/1979 - 11/25/1979 The Most Happy Fella (1979)
4/26/1979 - 9/2/1979 I Remember Mama (1979)
12/1/1978 - 3/24/1979 Ballroom (1978)
9/19/1978 - 11/12/1978 First Monday in October (1978)
10/22/1977 - 7/1/1978 The Act (1977)
9/20/1977 - 9/24/1977 Estrada (1977)
12/24/1974 - 5/25/1977 The Wiz (1975)
10/6/1974 - 11/30/1974 Mack & Mabel (1974)
9/17/1973 - 8/3/1974 A Little Night Music (1973)
3/29/1972 - 6/23/1973 Sugar (1972)
4/27/1971 - 2/13/1972 1776 (1969)
12/26/1970 - 1/9/1971 Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen (1970)
2/27/1967 - 12/14/1970 Fiddler on the Roof (1964)
12/27/1966 - 2/25/1967 The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (1967)
12/12/1966 - 12/14/1966 Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966)
3/14/1966 - 11/26/1966 Funny Girl (1964)
9/23/1964 - 3/5/1966 Golden Boy (1964)
5/11/1964 - 8/29/1964 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962)
3/24/1964 - 4/11/1964 Anyone Can Whistle (1964)
10/14/1963 - 12/28/1963 Jennie (1963)
6/10/1963 - 9/28/1963 Tovarich (1963)
4/15/1963 - 5/25/1963 Hot Spot (1963)
1/23/1963 - 3/16/1963 The School for Scandal (1963)
12/1/1960 - 1/5/1963 Camelot (1960)
12/19/1957 - 10/15/1960 The Music Man (1957)
12/6/1956 - 11/30/1957 Happy Hunting (1956)
11/4/1954 - 12/1/1956 Fanny (1954)
4/8/1954 - 11/27/1954 By the Beautiful Sea (1954)
5/28/1953 - 4/3/1954 Me And Juliet (1953)
4/7/1949 - 5/16/1953 South Pacific (1949)
2/22/1949 - 3/5/1949 Carousel (1949)
9/23/1948 - 2/19/1949 Inside U.S.A. (1948)
10/10/1947 - 7/10/1948 Allegro (1947)
7/21/1947 - 10/4/1947 Call Me Mister (1946)
5/28/1947 - 6/28/1947 Alice in Wonderland (1947)
12/27/1945 - ? The Mayor of Zalemea (1945)
12/16/1945 - ? Oedipus Rex (1945)
4/19/1945 - 5/24/1947 Carousel (1945)
12/18/1944 - 3/17/1945 Mexican Hayride (1944)
9/12/1944 - 12/9/1944 Star Time (1944)
5/18/1944 - 6/10/1944 Dream With Music (1944)
8/4/1943 - 5/6/1944 The Merry Widow (1943)
3/28/1943 - 7/24/1943 Junior Miss (1941)
10/23/1942 - 1/2/1943 Native Son (1942)
1/22/1942 - ? Porgy and Bess (1942)
11/25/1941 - 12/17/1941 Hellzapoppin (1938)
10/9/1941 - 10/25/1941 Viva O'Brien (1941)
12/27/1940 - 12/28/1940 All in Fun (1940)
7/6/1939 - 1/6/1940 Yokel Boy (1939)
2/9/1939 - 5/26/1939 Stars in Your Eyes (1939)
12/1/1938 - 12/17/1938 Great Lady (1938)
12/25/1937 - 4/9/1938 Three Waltzes (1937)
10/25/1937 - 12/18/1937 Babes in Arms (1937)
6/14/1937 - ? The Cat and the Canary (1937)
5/31/1937 - ? The Bat (1937)
11/9/1936 - 1/23/1937 On Your Toes (1936)
5/4/1936 - ? Iolanthe (1936)
4/27/1936 - ? Trial by Jury (1936)
4/27/1936 - ? H.M.S. Pinafore (1936)
4/20/1936 - ? The Pirates of Penzance (1936)
4/20/1936 - ? The Pirates of Penzance (1936)
4/10/1936 - ? The Mikado (1936)
1/20/1936 - 3/7/1936 At Home Abroad (1935)
9/4/1935 - 11/30/1935 Earl Carroll's Sketch Book [1935] (1935)
5/9/1935 - 5/12/1935 The Land of Bells (1935)
3/20/1935 - ? Aurora's Wedding (1935)
3/20/1935 - ? Public Gardens (1935)
3/20/1935 - ? Three Cornered Hat (1935)
3/20/1935 - ? Petrouchka (1935)
3/20/1935 - ? Union Pacific (1935)
3/20/1935 - ? Firebird (1935)
3/20/1935 - ? Boutique Fantasque (1935)
3/20/1935 - ? Bal (1935)
2/16/1935 - ? Revisor (1935)
12/29/1934 - 1/19/1935 Music Hath Charms (1934)
4/30/1934 - ? Iolanthe (1934)
4/30/1934 - ? Iolanthe (1934)
4/16/1934 - 5/19/1934 Trial by Jury (1934)
4/16/1934 - 5/19/1934 H.M.S. Pinafore (1934)
4/9/1934 - 5/12/1934 The Pirates of Penzance (1934)
4/2/1934 - 5/26/1934 The Mikado (1934)
11/6/1933 - 3/10/1934 Murder at the Vanities (1933)
8/14/1933 - 8/19/1933 The Yeomen of the Guard (1933)
8/7/1933 - 8/12/1933 The Pirates of Penzance (1933)
7/27/1933 - 8/5/1933 The Bohemian Girl (1933)
3/4/1933 - 6/10/1933 Strike Me Pink (1933)
1/20/1933 - 2/25/1933 Pardon My English (1933)
3/7/1932 - ? The Round Up (1932)
3/9/1931 - 3/21/1931 Simple Simon (1931)
1/29/1931 - ? The Student Prince (1931)
9/20/1930 - ? Nina Rosa (1930)
9/20/1930 - 1/17/1931 Nina Rosa (1930)
6/10/1930 - ? Artists and Models [1930] (1930)
2/25/1930 - ? International Review (1930)
2/25/1930 - 5/17/1930 The International Review (1930)
10/31/1929 - 2/15/1930 A Wonderful Night (1929)
9/16/1929 - 10/19/1929 A Night in Venice (1929)
2/18/1929 - 6/15/1929 Pleasure Bound (1929)
11/20/1928 - ? The Jealous Moon (1928)
9/18/1928 - ? The Big Fight (1928)
3/12/1928 - 4/7/1928 Rio Rita (1927)
1/19/1928 - ? The Patriot (1928)
10/24/1927 - 1/7/1928 The Love Call (1927)
3/28/1927 - ? Rufus LeMaire's Affairs (1927)
5/8/1911 - 5/20/1911 His Honor: The Barber (1911)
5/2/1911 - 5/6/1911 Amor di Principe (1911)
4/24/1911 - 4/26/1911 Il Saltimbanchi (1911)
4/3/1911 - ? Baby Mine (1910)
3/13/1911 - 4/1/1911 The Bohemian Girl (1911)
11/8/1910 - 1/21/1911 The Blue Bird (1910)
11/1/1909 - 12/4/1909 Mr. Lode of Koal (1909)
10/18/1909 - ? Two Women and That Man (1909)
10/1/1909 - ? A Citizen's Home (1909)
9/4/1909 - ? The Bridge (1909)
5/3/1909 - 5/29/1909 The Red Moon (1909)
3/22/1909 - 4/24/1909 The Newlyweds and Their Baby (1909)
1/18/1909 - 3/20/1909 Three Twins (1908)
12/3/1908 - 1/16/1909 The Pied Piper (1908)
11/9/1908 - ? Blue Grass (1908)
10/26/1908 - ? The Great Question (1908)
10/5/1908 - ? Agnes (1908)
9/24/1908 - ? Father and Son (1908)
4/20/1908 - 5/2/1908 The Flower of the Ranch (1908)
2/3/1908 - 4/18/1908 Bandanna Land (1908)
10/19/1907 - ? The Top o' th' World (1907)
9/30/1907 - ? Anna Karenina (1907)
9/16/1907 - 9/29/1907 The Spell (1907)
8/30/1907 - ? The Other House (1907)
5/20/1907 - ? Uncle Tom's Cabin (1907)
5/6/1907 - ? The Primrose Path (1907)
4/15/1907 - ? The Prince Chap (1907)
4/1/1907 - ? The Social Whirl (1907)
2/25/1907 - ? On Parole (1907)
2/4/1907 - 2/23/1907 The Rose of Alhambra (1907)
12/24/1906 - ? Brown of Harvard (1906)
12/10/1906 - ? The Light Eternal (1906)
11/12/1906 - 12/7/1906 Pippa Passes (1906)
8/25/1906 - 12/8/1906 The Tourists (1906)
5/7/1906 - 6/2/1906 Happyland (1905)
4/16/1906 - ? Zira (1906)
3/19/1906 - 4/7/1906 His Majesty (1906)
2/20/1906 - 3/17/1906 Abyssinia (1906)
1/8/1906 - ? The Redemption of David Corson (1906)
12/25/1905 - 1/6/1906 Moonshine (1905)
10/24/1905 - 12/23/1905 Wonderland (1905)
10/2/1905 - 10/28/1905 Edmund Burke (1905)
9/11/1905 - 9/30/1905 The Duke of Duluth (1905)
8/19/1905 - ? York State Folks (1905)
1/24/1905 - 4/8/1905 Buster Brown (1905)
1/2/1905 - 1/21/1905 Babes in Toyland (1905)
12/26/1904 - ? Piff! Paff!! Pouf!!! (1904)
12/12/1904 - ? Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1904)
11/19/1904 - 12/3/1904 A China Doll (1904)
11/3/1904 - ? Bird Center (1904)
8/23/1904 - 10/29/1904 The Isle of Spice (1904)
5/2/1904 - 6/4/1904 The Man from China (1904)
3/21/1904 - ? The Wizard of Oz (1904)
10/13/1903 - 3/19/1904 Babes in Toyland (1903)
1/20/1903 - 10/3/1903 The Wizard of Oz (1903)
? - ? Behold the Bridegroom (1927)
? - ? Poverty Is No Crime (1935)
? - ? Strange Child (1935)
? - ? Marriage (1935)
? - ? The White Guard (1935)
? - ? The Deluge (1935)
? - ? I Forgot (1935)
? - ? Enemies (1935)
? - ? Rang Tang (1927)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Majestic Theatre (Broadway)?
Majestic Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is The School for Scandal which opened on 1/24/1963.

What when was Majestic Theatre (Broadway) built?
Majestic Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1927.

How many seats does Majestic Theatre (Broadway) have?
Majestic Theatre (Broadway) has 1645 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Majestic Theatre (Broadway)?
42nd Street which ran from 8/25/1980 to 1/8/1989, Grease which ran from 2/14/1972 to 4/13/1980, Fiddler on the Roof which ran from 9/22/1964 to 7/2/1972, South Pacific which ran from 4/7/1949 to 1/16/1954 and The Wiz which ran from 1/5/1975 to 1/28/1979,

What are the box office hours for Majestic Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM.

What accessibility options are there at Majestic Theatre (Broadway)?

Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map.

The theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, we are unable to provide assistance.

Orchestra location: There are steps to the Orchestra beginning with row I. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location. There are no steps to rows AA through H.

Mezzanine location: Located on the second level, up three flights (51 steps). On the Mezzanine level, there are approximately two steps up and down per row. Entrance to the Mezzanine is behind row G of the front Mezzanine.

Handrails: Available at every stepped row, except in the Mezzanine and Rear Orchestra, where handrails are only available on the far-side aisles.

There is one (unisex) wheelchair-accessible restroom located on the main level.

The theatre provides infrared assistive listening devices for every performance at the theatre. In addition, beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening night performance, hand-held audio description devices and hand-held captioning devices are available, and there is unlimited access to downloadable audio description and/or captioning for personal mobile devices free of charge. (Hand-held devices are limited, although additional devices can be obtained with at least twenty-four hours notice.)

The Phantom of the Opera provides real-time translations on your mobile device. Language subtitles are available in Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.

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