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245 W 44th St, New York City, New York, USA, 10036
The Majestic Theatre was designed by noted theater architect Herbert J. Krapp. The Spanish-style building with Adam-style detailing boasts 1,645 seats in its steep, stadium-style orchestra section and large balcony. To see the theater, book tickets to a performance of The Phantom of the Opera, or admire the facade on a walking tour of Times Square, Broadway, or the Theater District.
Things to Know Before You Go
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted inside the theater.
Cell phones, cameras, recording devices, and other electronic devices cannot be used during performances.
There are no elevators or escalators in the theater.
Assistive devices for the hard of hearing and visually impaired are available.
The theater is not fully wheelchair accessible, but there are designated wheelchair areas.
How to Get There
The Majestic Theatre is located on West 44th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. To reach the theater by subway, take the A, C, or E trains to 42 Street–Port Authority Bus Terminal, or the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S, or W trains to Times Square–42 Street. You can also reach the theater on an Eighth Avenue bus.
When to Get There
The theater’s box office is typically open from late morning through evening Monday–Saturday and from noon until early evening on Sunday. If you plan to see a show, make sure to arrive early as there may be lines for the box office or concession stands. Latecomers will be seated at the theater’s discretion.
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical interpretation of a French novel of the same name written by Gaston Leroux in 1909. The musical won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and has since become a classic, performed around the world. The longest running show in Broadway history,The Phantom of the Opera was the first show to celebrate 10,000 performances (in February 2012), and has since celebrated over 13,000 performances (in April 2019).
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