Imperial Theatre

Opened in 1923

249 W. 45th Street
New York, NY

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

Theater History

The Imperial Theatre was built for the Shubert brothers and opened in 1923 with the musical Mary Jane McKane. It has housed long-running productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, Dreamgirls, and Les Misérables, and more recent productions include Bad Cinderella, Ain’t Too Proud, Carousel, and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.



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Restrooms located up one flight of stairs to the landing between Orchestra and Mezzanine levels.

Coat Check

Coat check is available.


Free Wi-Fi Available

Where is the stage door?

To the right as you exit on 46th Street.


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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

1417 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 main 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.