Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre


The Royale Theatre, designed by Herbert J. Krapp, opened January 11, 1927. In 1932, Broadway powerhouse producer John Golden leased the venue and renamed it for himself. Following his departure, the Shubert Organization purchased the theatre and briefly leased it to CBS Radio. In 1940 the theatre returned to legitimate theatre as the Royale Theatre. On May 9, 2005, the Shubert Organization renamed the theatre after long-time president Bernard B. Jacobs.

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  • Built: 1927
  • Number of Seats: 1101
  • Stage Door: To the left when exiting the theatre. The stage door is at the loading dock labeled 270 W 45th St, across from Frankie & Johnnies Steakhouse. (Note: The Jacobs shares a stage door with the Majestic and Golden Theatres).
  • Bathrooms:

    Ladies: Lower level. Wheelchair-accessible restroom on orchestra level.

    Mens: 7 urinals and 4 stalls including 1 handicapped accessible.

  • Water Fountain: In the restrooms
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