Things to do in New York

St. James Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

Last Updated On

St. James Theatre | An Overview

Opened : 1927

Currently Playing : Frozen

Longest Running Show: Hello! Dolly

Box Office Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Number of Seats: 1688 seats | Orchestra (702 seats), Mezzanine (658 seats), Balcony (328 seats)

Available Facilities: Coat check, Wheelchair accessible, In-house bar, Water fountain.

A Brief History Of St. James Theatre

Named after the iconic St. James Theatre in London, the St. James Theatre on Broadway is located at 246 West 44th Street. The theatre was built in 1927 by Abraham L. Erlanger, a founding member of the Theatrical Syndicate. Architect firm Warren and Wetmore, who had previously worked on the Grand Central Terminal, designed the theatre. The St. James Theatre features a simple brick facade with large iron loggia masking the fire escapes.

The first production in the theatre was Merry Malones which opened in September 1927. The Shuberts took over the theatre in 1941 who had to sell it to William L. McKnight in 1957 after losing an antitrust case. The theatre has hosted many iconic productions since it opened, including Oklahoma!, The King and I, Hello, Dolly!, The Secret Garden, Desire Under the Elms, Bring It On, Something Rotten, Present Laughter. Currently, the theatre is hosting Frozen, based on the Disney animated movie of the same name.

St. James Theatre
Frozen - St. James Theatre

Best Seats in St. James Theatre

broadway theatre icons
Value for money

Rows A to S in the orchestra and centre front rows of the mezzanine.

broadway theatre icons
Best views of the stage

Middle seats in row A to D of the orchestra and middle seats in row A and B of the mezzanine.

broadway theatre icons
Most expensive seats

Middle seats in row AA and BB of the orchestra.

Interact with the St. James Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.

Currently Playing at St. James Theatre


Frozen captured the imagination of families worldwide with an emotional story of sisterly bond at its core. Backed with a catchy soundtrack, it produced the global sensation “Let It Go”. The Broadway production is brought to you by the creators of the movie, so you can expect the source material to be honored. With a stellar set design that beautifully captures the majesty and familiarity of Arendelle, you’re in for a magical ride back to Elsa and Anna. Know More

Broadway Shows Screened at St. James Theatre in the Past

Facilities Available at St. James Theatre

  1. Water Fountain
  2. Concessions
  3. Coat Check
  4. Restrooms

Handy Tips

  • The St. James Theatre is not equipped with lifts. You’ll have to climb up a lot of stairs to get to your seat, particularly if you’re seated in the balcony level.
  • The staff at St. James Theatre is very accommodating and arrangements can be made if you have special requests or are physically disabled and require assistance.
  • The queue for the washroom is generally far too long during the intermission, which means you might spend the first few moments of the second act waiting in line.
  • Assistive listening, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio devices available on all theater levels, free of charge.
  • If you’re afraid of heights, we would recommend skipping the balcony section altogether. The section is at a great height and the slight downward inclination is bound to make things worse.

Getting To St. James Theatre

By Bus :

The following buses stop close to the theatre: Q32, QM15, and QM5

By Subway :

You can take the subway to 42nd Street in any of the following trains, A, C, E or 1, 2, 3, 9, 7, N, R, and S.

Parking Near St. James Theatre

There are plenty of parking spots available around the theatre including Icon Advance Parking or Quik Park, Edison ParkFest and Impark and more.

Hotels Near St. James Theatre

Restaurants Near St. James Theatre

  • Barilla Restaurants Radio City: Fine Italian fare with a delectable selection of pastas in a modern, rustic setting.
  • Kellari Taverna: Featuring an enviable wine collection, authentic Greek cuisine, and a bright, bistro-setting, Kellari is a theatre district classic.
  • The View Restaurant & Lounge: Located on the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis, this revolving American restaurant overlooks the stunning Times Square.
  • Sardi’s: This continental diner is decorated with caricatures of showbiz celebrities, making it a hit with locals and tourists alike.
  • Aureole: A posh, contemporary restaurant serving fine New American fare with a twist.

More Broadway Theatre Guides