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Majestic Theatre

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About Majestic Theatre

The Majestic Theatre on 44th Street has been home to major musicals. It is best known for its current longterm tenant, “The Phantom of the Opera,” which has been bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber fans to the theater since 1988. The Majestic Theatre opened in 1928 and was constructed as part of an entertainment complex including the nearby John Golden Theatre and the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. It is one of the largest Broadway houses with a seating capacity of 1,681. The building boasts a Spanish-style design with a terracotta and brick wall exterior, arched windows, a large ceiling dome inside, and an ornate proscenium arch. A unique feature is a large staircase that leads patrons from the street level up to the orchestra. The raked stadium seating in the orchestra was an innovative feature at the time of the theater’s construction.
  • Fun Facts About the Majestic Theatre
  • Many structural modifications were made to accommodate “The Phantom of the Opera,” including steel beams for the infamous chandelier scene, catwalks for the titular character, and additional space beneath the stage for large set pieces.
  • In 1987, both the exterior and interior of the Majestic Theatre were designated as New York City landmarks.
  • An alleyway connects the Majestic to the Golden, Jacobs, and Broadhurst theaters.
Notable Shows and Performances: Before “Phantom” arrived, the Majestic Theater housed many notable premieres including “Carousel” in 1945, “South Pacific”  in 1949, “The Music Man” in 1957, “Camelot” in 1960, “A Little Night Music” in 1973, and “The Wiz” in 1975.
New York, NY 10036
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