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Palace Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Located at 1564 West 46th Street, the Palace Theatre is amongst the largest performance venues on Broadway and is generally employed for large musicals and concerts. The Palace Theatre was designed by Milwaukee architects Kirchoff and Rose and funded by Martin Beck, a vaudeville entrepreneur. The theatre opened in 1913 and was headlined by Ed Wynn. While the theatre was used as a vaudevillian house till 1929, it was transformed into a movie theater after a merger with RCA and the Film Booking Office.

In 1965, the theatre was purchased by the Nederlander Organization and a year later, the venue reopened as a playhouse with the premiere of original musical Sweet Charity. Since then, the Palace Theatre has gone on to host many notable productions, including Applause, Oklahoma!, La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, Annie, Sunset Boulevard, SpongeBob SquarePants and more.

If you’re looking to catch the show, our Palace Theatre guide has all the information you could possibly need.

Venue Details

Address: 1564 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States

Opened: 1913

Seating Capacity: 1,743

Seating Chart
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Practical Information

Section Accessibility

Orchestra: The Imperial Theatre is accessible step-free at The orchestra section has 27 rows in total starting from AA and ending with ZZ. This seating section is divided into two large sections in the middle with two smaller section on each side.
Mezzanine: Wheelchair locations are available in the orchestra, rear mezzanine, and balcony (pending availability). You may purchase one wheelchair and three companion seats per order if available. The mezzanine section, one of the two elevated sections in the theatre, has two major subsections, the front mezzanine and the rear mezzanine.

Available Facilities

Restroom: The Palace is equipped with wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the Orchestra level.
Accessible Seating: Wheelchair accessible seating is available. The theatre is equipped with an elevator that goes to the rear mezzanine and balcony.
Water Fountain:Near restrooms.
Assistive Listening System: Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit.

Handy Tips

  • Note that some parts of the stage on the side closest to you could be blocked from view by the theater wall. Avoid booking extreme corner seats in the orchestra.
  • Wheelchair accessible seats are available through the box office only.
  • Headsets for sound enhancement are available at the theatre, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit.
  • No recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.
  • If you’re late, you’ll be seated at an appropriate time during the show at the theatre's discretion. Ensure you reach the theatre on time.

Getting To Palace Theatre

By Bus :

Some of the buses that can be taken to the Palace Theatre include M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50

By Subway :

Take the 1, C or E train to 50th Street.
Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R or S train to Times Square.
Take the A, C or E to Port Authority.

Restaurants Near Palace Theatre

You can make your Broadway experience extra special with our hand-picked selection of the best restaurants near Palace Theatre. If you’re looking for an in-depth guide for food options in the Theatre District, we have got you covered. Looking for a quick bite before or after your Broadway show? Here our some of our favorite restaurants around the Palace Theatre:

  • Le Bernardin: A classy French restaurant serving chef Eric Ripert's refined seafood, expert service and opulent decor.
  • Ocean Prime: This upscale chain is known for its sophisticated decor, expansive wine list and classic steak and seafood menu.
  • TAK Room: Thomas Keller serves modern takes on classic Continental dishes with live music and stunning river views.
  • Blue Fin: A posh seafood and sushi restaurant in 1567 Broadway, Blue Fin is ideal for a pre-show meal.
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp: Bubba Gump Shrimp is an iconic fishing boat-themed eatery in 1501, Broadway.

FAQs: Palace Theatre

How old is the Palace Theatre in New York?


When was the Palace Theatre built?

The Palace Theatre opened on September 2, 1926, as the Manos Theatre, the crown jewel in a string of the Manos family's vaudeville-movie houses in the region. Built at the then-extravagant sum of $750,000, the Manos was considered the area's finest theatre.

What is the address of the Palace Theatre?

1564 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States

What is the seating capacity of Palace Theatre?