St. James Theatre

Opened in 1927

246 W. 44th Street
New York, NY

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Theater History

Originally called Erianger's Theatre, it was renamed the St. James Theatre in 1932 after the theater of the same name in London. The theater is now owned and operated by Jujamcyn.



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Restrooms located one flight below Orchestra level, and also on Mezzanine and Balcony levels. Gender diversity is welcome, guests are encouraged to use the roostroom that best fits their gender identity or expression.

Coat Check

$3/item, coat check is located on the Orchestra level.



Where is the stage door?

To the left as you exit the main 44th Street entrance.


Carmine's Italian Restaurant, 200 W. 44th Street. For other restaurant recommendations, read our article on the Best Theater District Restaurants!


Illinoise at St James Theatre


Direct from two critically acclaimed sold-out productions, the New York Times Critic’s Pick Illinoise is transferring to Broadway for 16 weeks only beginning April 24. Based on the landmark Sufjan Stevens album, Illinoise “springs to epic life onstage” (The Washington Post) in a “mysterious, deeply moving and unforgettable dance-musical hybrid” (The New York Times) directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Justin Peck. Told through live music performed by an 11-member band, three vocalists and impressionistic choreography, Peck and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury have crafted an original story that bursts with feeling. As friends gather around a campfire, sharing stories of first love, grief and growing up, “Illinoise explores the hot zone between childhood and adulthood when emotions can be at their most overwhelming” (The New York Times).


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

1710 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. All orchestra seating is accessible without steps except for rows Q, R, S, and T in the Right and Center Orchestra sections.

Is there a wheelchair accessible restroom available?

Yes, on main level.

Are there assistive devices available?

Audio induction neck loops and infrared headsets are available. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required.


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.