Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Opened in 1927

242 W. 45th Street
New York, NY

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

Theater History

The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, originally named the Royale, was built in 1927 by the Chanin Brothers along with the nearby Majestic Theatre and the John Golden Theatre (originally called Theatre Masque). All three theaters are now run by the Shuberts, who renamed the theatre Bernard B. Jacobs after the president of the Shubert Organization. Recent productions include Parade, Company, The Color Purple, Once, and The Mountaintop.



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Restrooms are located one flight down from the Orchestra level.

Coat Check

Coat check is available downstairs. $2/item.


Free Wi-Fi Available

Where is the stage door?

To your right as you exit the main 45th Street entrance.


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The Outsiders at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre

The Outsiders

The story that defined a generation reimagined as a groundbreaking musical. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967, the hardened hearts and aching souls of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their chosen family of ‘outsiders’ are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. A story of the bonds that brothers share and the hopes we all hold on to, this gripping new musical reinvigorates the timeless tale of ‘haves and have nots’, of protecting what’s yours and fighting for what could be.

Adapted from S.E. Hinton’s seminal book and Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic film, THE OUTSIDERS features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine, music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Chance) and Justin Levine, music supervision, arrangements & orchestrations by Justin Levine, choreography by Rick Kuperman & Jeff Kuperman and directed by Danya Taymor.


Best Seats in the House

The best views will be in the center orchestra and front mezzanine, but there are very few bad seats in this theater.

Number of Seats

1078 seats

Preview Seat View


Is there wheelchair accessible seating available?

Wheelchair accessible seating is located in the orchestra section. No steps to designated seating location.

Is there a wheelchair accessible restroom available?

Yes, a wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom is located on the Orchestra level.

Are there assistive devices available?

Infrared assistive listening devices available for every performance; audio description and closed captioning devices will be available beginning four weeks after the show's opening night. Before this date, live-caption via CART using a hand-held device can be requested with two weeks advance notice. Contact Shuebrt Audience Services at 212-944-3700 or for more information.


When to arrive: Doors open roughly a half hour before showtime. Give yourself plenty of time to pick up tickets and find your seats. What to wear: Whatever makes you comfortable! Some people dress up for the theater, but there is no official dress code. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater. is an independent website. Content published on this site may be authored by individual contributors whose views may not necessarily reflect the views of or any other organization. We may receive commissions on purchases you make through links published on our website. Click here to review our disclosures page for more information.