Majestic Theatre | An Overview
Opened : 1927
Longest Running Show: The Phantom of the Opera
Box Office Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri; Saturday prices vary weekly.
Number of Seats/Sections: 1681 seats | Orchestra (832 seats), Front Mezzanine (291 seats), Rear Mezzanine (436 seats)
Available Facilities: Accessible entrance, Accessible bathrooms, Hearing Assistance, Coat check, Water fountain
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A Brief History Of Majestic Theatre
One of the largest theatres on Broadway, the Majestic Theatre opened in 1927 and has primarily been used to host big splashy musical numbers. The Majestic Theatre is located at 245 West 44th Street in Manhattan and was designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp. Created as part of an entertainment complex along with the Royale Theatre, Theatre Mosque and Lincoln Hotel, the Majestic Theatre opened in March 1927 with the musical Rufus LeMaire's Affairs. The theatre boasts a Spanish-style architecture, Adam style detailing within the auditorium, and steep stadium seating in the orchestra.
The Majestic Theatre has hosted The Phantom of the Opera since the musical opened in 1988. With over 13,000 performances to date, the musical is presently the longest running show in Broadway history. In its century-long existence, the theatre has hosted many Broadway shows, including Carousel, South Pacific, Camelot, A Little Night Music, The Wiz and many others. .
Best Seats in Majestic Theatre
Value for money
Middle seats in rows K to U of the orchestra and middle seats in rows C to E of the front mezzanine
Best views of the stage
OAny seat in rows B to J of the orchestra and rows A and B of the front mezzanine
Most expensive seats
Middle seats in rows A to F of the orchestra and middle seats in rows A and B of the front mezzanine
Interact with the Majestic Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.
Facilities Available at Majestic Theatre
- Accessible Entrance
- Coat Check
- Water Fountain
- Accessible Bathrooms
- Hearing Assistance
- Concession Stands
- While there are concession stalls available at the theatre, many past visitors have complained about the exorbitant prices of drinks and snacks. Have a quick bite before you enter the theatre to avoid overspending.
- There are additional restrooms available in the theatre but the queue is generally very long. To avoid missing the beginning of the second half of the show, visit the restroom before the show starts and not during the intermission.
- If you're considering seats in the rear mezzanine, steer clear of seats 11 and 13 in row D. There's a big railing in front of these seats, partially obstructing the view.
- New York is a busy city and it's very easy to get stuck in traffic. Plan to reach the theatre at least 45 minutes before the show starts.
Getting To Majestic Theatre
Some of the buses plying to the theatre district are M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50.The subway trains available are the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street.
Parking Near Majestic Theatre
There are plenty of parking spaces near the theater, too. MPG Parking on West 48th Street or Meyers Parking (MP Times Square Garage) on West 45th Street are good parking choices around Majestic Theatre.
Hotels Near Majestic Theatre
Restaurants Near Majestic Theatre
- City Kitchen : Industrial-style marketplace with diverse food vendors offering global eats in a bustling setup.
- Sardi’s : This iconic, continental diner is lined with caricatures of showbiz celebrities making it a hit with locals and tourists alike.
- Junior’s : Serving fine deli fare with a BBQ, the deserts are the star attraction at Junior’s.
- Carmine's Italian Restaurant : Family-style Italian food is served in massive quantities in this no-frills diner.
- Orso : Orso in 322, West 46th Street, brings authentic Tuscan cuisine to New York.