Imperial Theatre

249 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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About the Venue

The Imperial Theatre was built by the Shuberts in 1923 and is still owned today by the same organization. It was designed by Herbert J. Krapp to house musical comedies and, with its large capacity of 1,650 seats, had been the pride of the Shuberts for decades. Over the last 80-plus years it has been home to many Broadway legends such as the original production of Gypsy with Ethel Merman and more recently, Les Miserables.

Recently the Shubert Organization had the theater completely refurbished, and it continues to house many of the most successful shows on Broadway.


Bar offering soft drinks, water, wine, beer and basic mixed drinks. They also offer some snacks, which are allowed into the theater. Drinks are also allowed as long as they are in a closed container.

Know Before You Go

Water Fountain
Water fountain located in the lobby.
Hearing Assistance
Assistive listening devices are available at the theater upon arrival.
Elevators and Escalators
This theater does not have elevators or escalators.
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seating available. Theater is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating.
Accessible restrooms available.
Accessible Seating
Fifteen row-end seats with folding armrests.
Coat Check
This theater provides coat check.

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