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Palace Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Palace Theatre is currently closed for renovation and is expected to re-open in 2021.

Palace Theatre | An Overview


Opened : 1913

Currently Playing : The theatre is under renovation till 2021

Longest Running Show: Beauty and the Beast

Box Office Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday : Noon - 6pm

Number of Seats: 1743 seats | Orchestra (830 seats), Mezzanine (568 seats), Balcony (301 seats)

Available Facilities: Coat check, Wheelchair accessible seating, Hearing assistance, Concessions, Water fountain.

A Brief History Of Palace Theatre


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.

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Spongebob Squarepants - Last show to have played at Palace Theatre before it closed for renovation.

Best Seats in Palace Theatre


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Value for money

Any seat in row N to W of center orchestra and any seat in row C to F of center mezzanine

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Best views of the stage

Any seat in row D to M of center orchestra and row A to D in center mezzanine

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Most expensive seats

Middle seats in rows A to B of the orchestra and row AA and A of the mezzanine

Interact with the Palace Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.

Broadway Shows Screened at Palace Theatre in the Past


Facilities Available at Palace Theatre


  1. Elevators and Escalators
  2. Wheelchair Accessible Seats
  3. Concessions
  4. Coat Check
  5. Restrooms

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 :

You can take the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street.

Parking Near Palace Theatre


If you’re travelling to the theatre by car, there are numerous paid parking spots close to the theatre for your convenience, including Bright management at 329 West 46th Street or LAZ Parking at 247 West 46th Street, Edison ParkFest and Impark.

Hotels Near Palace Theatre


Restaurants Near 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.

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