Imperial Theatre | An Overview
Opened : 1923
Currently Playing : Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations
Longest Running Show: Les Miserables
Box Office Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm | Sunday: 12 pm-6 pm
Number of Seats/Sections: 1424 seats
Available Facilities: Coat check, Accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible seats, Accessible bathrooms, Hearing Assistance, Food Stall, Water fountain
A Brief History Of The Imperial Theatre
The Imperial Theater was constructed for the Shuberts and designed by Herbert J. Krapp. It was officially opened with the musical Mary Jane McKane on Christmas of 1923. It was the fiftieth venue of the Shuberts in New York, and was built to replace their 20-year-old and outdated Lyric Theatre. Additionally, in 1951, the location also held Ms. Globe Pageant for the first-ever.
Best Seats in Imperial Theatre
Value for money
Mezzanine Center front and back.
Best views of the stage
Orchestra Center and Mezzanine Center first five rows.
Most expensive seats
Orchestra Center front seats.
Interact with the Imperial Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.
Currently Playing at Imperial Theatre
Ain't Too Proud
‘Ain’t Too Proud’ recounts the remarkable rags-to-riches story of the world-famous Motown vocal group, The Temptations. Based on the book by Dominique Morisseau, the musical centers around how 5 young men from Detroit, through pure grit and determination, rose to the very pinnacle of the music industry and made their way into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Know More
Broadway Shows Screened at Imperial Theatre in the Past
Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018
Apr 12, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Nov 14, 2016 - Sep 3, 2017
Mar 23, 2014 - Sep 4, 2016
Nov 13, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014
Apr 24, 2012 - Jun 15, 2013
Nov 13, 2008 - Jan 18, 2012
Facilities Available at Imperial Theatre
- Accessible Entrance
- Wheelchair Accessible Seats
- Unisex Accessible Bathrooms
- Water Fountain
- Coat Check
- Hearing Assistance
- Concession Stands
- The bathroom is located on the mezzanine level. Do not wait around if you need to use the facilities during the intermission.
- The food stall sells products at an inflated rate. Get your eating and drinking done before you enter the theater.
- The view from the mezzanine level of the theater is quite good. If you are on a budget, you do not have to spring for orchestra seats.
- Wear warm clothes as the theater tends to get chilly at times.
Getting To Imperial Theatre
Located in the middle of the busy Theater District, reaching Imperial Theater via public and private transportation is easy. If you plan to take the subway there are plenty of choices that you can choose from depending on your starting point. You can either ride the B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, 1,9 to 42nd Street and Broadway or take the N, Q, R, or W train to 42nd Street and 7th Avenue. Cabs can take you directly to the theater from any part of New York.
Parking Near Imperial Theatre
There are plenty of parking spaces near the theater, too. or Icon Parking on West 46th Street is good parking choices around Imperial Theatre.
Hotels Near Imperial Theatre
Restaurants Near Imperial Theatre
- Planet Hollywood: Get your fix of Hollywood memorabilia and good ol’ American fare in 1540, Broadway.
- Junior's Restaurant & Bakery: Cheesecakes are the star at this Brooklyn-themed locale with deli fare, BBQ, a full bar & patio.
- The View Restaurant and Lounge: Revolving American bar & grill on the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis with Times Square views.
- Times Square Diner & Grill: American diner fare & a full bar offered in a stylish, modern atmosphere with loft-height ceilings.
- Il Forno:Pizza & Italian entrees are offered at this whimsical place designed to look like a country village.