The St. James theatre marquis lit up at night
Photo: Broadway Up Close

St. James Theatre


The St. James Theatre opened in 1927 as The Erlanger. Upon Erlanger’s death in 1930, control of the venue was taken over by the Astor family, who owned the land on which the theatre stood. The Astors renamed it the St. James Theatre.

The theatre was purchased by the Shuberts in the late 1930s who then sold it to William L. McKnight in 1957. McKnight renovated the St. James and reopened it in 1958. In 1970, McKnight then transferred the theatre to his daughter Virginia and her husband James H. Binger, who had formed Jujamcyn Theaters.

Now Playing:



Apr 24, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024

Coming Soon:

Sunset Blvd.

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Sep 28, 2024 - Jul 6, 2025



246 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

Cross Streets: W 44th St & 8th Ave

Amenities and Accessibility

Wheelchair and companion seating at Orchestra level
No steps into the theatre from the street
No elevator or escalator
Women's restroom located on the Lower, Mezzanine, and Balcony levels
Men's restroom located on the Lower level and Balcony
Wheelchair accessible restrooms located on the Orchestra level