Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (2005) New York, NY | Playbill

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.

  • Built: 1927
  • Number of Seats: 1036
  • Longest Running Show: Cactus Flower
  • Performances: 1,234
  • 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: <p>Ladies: Lower level. Wheelchair-accessible restroom on orchestra level.</p> <p>Mens: 7 urinals and 4 stalls including 1 handicapped accessible.</p>
  • Water Fountain: In the restrooms

Owner History

Jan 1, 1973 - "The Shubert Organization, Inc."
Dec 1, 1936 - Dec 6, 1939 CBS Theatre Lessee
Sep 26, 1934 - Dec 31, 1936 John Golden Theatre Lessee
Jul 3, 1929 - Oct 20, 1931 Shubert Theatre Corporation
Jan 11, 1927 - Jul 3, 1929 Henry Chanin
Jan 11, 1927 - Jul 3, 1929 Irwin Chanin

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