St. James Theatre

246 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10019

St. James Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: Take the A, C, E or 1, 2, 3, 9, 7, N, R, S subway to 42nd Street.
  • Entrance: 44th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave The St. James Theatre is located on the south side of 44th Street west of Broadway between 8th Avenue and Broadway.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday – Saturday:
    10am – 8pm
    12 – 6pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 1710

The best seats are located in Row F, seats 113 and 114, as well as Rows A through C in the mezzanine.

St. James Theatre Seating Chart

St. James Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for St. James Theatre

The closest parking garages for St. James Theatre are located at:

Icon Parking Systems
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.

Additional Notes

The entrance to the St. James Theatre is at street level. A wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the main level and additional restrooms are located on the upper and lower levels.

Landlord: Jujamcyn Theaters

Official Ticketer: Telecharge

Elevator: No

Escalator: No

Upcoming Shows

Sunset Boulevard

  • Previews Begin: September 28, 2024
  • Opens: October 20, 2024
  • Show Closes: Open ended
In this "tome for the ages", the intoxicating need for fame and adoration by shallow actors is seen with the fading silent-movie star Norma Desmond as she yearns to return …more
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Previous Shows


  • Opened: November 16, 2023
  • Show Closed: April 7, 2024
Monty Python's Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and the search for the holy grail. The show features show girls, cows, killer …more

New York, New York

  • Opened: April 26, 2023
  • Show Closed: July 30, 2023
Set in New York City following WW2, the show follows a young musician and a singer whose marriage falls apart after their successful careers take them on different upward paths, …more

Into The Woods

  • Opened: July 6, 2022
  • Show Closed: January 8, 2023
Stephen Sondheim’s most popular musical turns the world of fairy tales topsy-turvy, reminding us that granted wishes often bring complications …more

American Utopia

  • Opened: October 1, 2021
  • Show Closed: April 3, 2022
A theatrical pop-art performance based on the 2018 David Byrne album American Utopia. The show also includes songs from Byrne's solo career and from the Talking Heads band. …more

Springsteen on Broadway

  • Opened: June 26, 2021
  • Show Closed: September 4, 2021
The Boss is appears live for charity on Broadway five times a week for eight weeks in his self-titled musical performance. …more

Frozen The Musical

  • Opened: March 22, 2018
  • Show Closed: March 11, 2020
The Broadway powerhouse musical duo Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have adapted their musical film, Frozen, into a Broadway stage musical. …more

Present Laughter

  • Opened: April 5, 2017
  • Show Closed: July 2, 2017
The director of the 2017 revival of Present Laughter, Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God), called this, Noël Coward’s most personal play. It is the story of Gary Essendine, an …more

Something Rotten!

  • Opened: April 22, 2015
  • Show Closed: January 1, 2017
Taking place in the 1590s during the period of England’s renaissance, Something Rotten! is the story of the Bottom brothers (Nick and Nigel) who are trying to write a stage …more

Side Show

  • Opened: November 17, 2014
  • Show Closed: January 4, 2015
Side Show is a musical based on the real story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, as well as the rest of their freak show ensemble. …more


  • Opened: July 13, 2011
  • Show Closed: September 10, 2011
Hair is a musical set in the late 1960's about a group of free spirited people who live in the East Village, but are soon faced with the harsh realities …more

The Producers

  • Opened: April 19, 2001
  • Show Closed: April 22, 2007
Fading star producer Max Bialystock and accountant Leo Bloom produce Springtime for Hitler, a guaranteed flop and ontend to run off with the money they raised. …more

St. James Theatre History

The St. James Theatre was built by Broadway booking agent Abraham Erlanger in 1927 and was opened as the Erlanger Theatre.

Erlanger's finances later collapsed in the Great Depression and he lost the theater. Lodewick Vroom became the manager and renamed the theatre for the well known London St. James playhouse.

In 1941 the Shuberts leased the theatre, however, they later lost the theatre as part of an antitrust settlement. Jujamcyn Organization took over and renovated the theatre and in 1987 it was granted landmark status.

Notable Past Productions

The 1943 musical Oklahoma! played here and was a major success that launched the careers of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Another big hit for the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein was The King and I starring a then unknown actor Yul Brenner. The 1964 production of Hello, Dolly! won 10 Tony Awards and the smash hit The Producers won a record 12 Tony Awards. Since then, productions at the St. James have included the Patti Lupone revival of Gypsy and the Green Day musical American Idiot.

The Theatre was once home of hit Broadway musicals from Oklahoma! to The Producers.

St. James Theatre Design

The St. James Theatre, originally called the Erlanger, was designed by Architects Warren and Wetmore with interiors by John Singraldi.

When it opened it was the least ornate of all the theatres in Times Square. With a large capacity auditorium it was built for the production of musicals. The interior design is Georgian, as well as the outside façade, which was grey stucco. In 1958 interior designer Frederick Fox did a total renovation making it into one of the most beautiful theatres in America.