#TheatreThursday – Imperial Theatre

Imperial Theatre NYC

History of the Imperial Theatre

Built specifically for musical theatre in 1923, the Gershwin tune “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” was first played here three years later. This theatre was home to Annie Get Your Gun, Carnival, Fiddler on the Roof, and Chess. The original production of Les Miserables played 6,680 performances at the Imperial between 1990 and 2003. Since, it has been home to more original musicals such as The Boy from Oz,  Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsThe Great Comet, and currently, Carousel.

Actress Mary Hay Christens the Imperial Theater in 1923:

Spotlight on Broadway – Imperial Theatre:


249 West 45th Street  New York, NY 10036

Box Office Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Sunday: Closed.

Number of Seats

The Imperial Theatre has 1,417 seats.

Upcoming Show


Mass Transport

A/C/E to 42nd Street Port Authority

1/2/3/7/N/Q/R to 42nd Street Times Square


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There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only. The Mezzanine is located up 2 flights of stairs (23 steps). There is a wheelchair accessible restroom located on the main level. Additional restrooms are located on the Mezzanine level. An assisted listening system is available.

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