Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre | Seating Chart, Tickets, Tips and more

Formerly known as the Royale Theatre, before being renamed after the Shubert Organisation’s longtime president, the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre is a popular Broadway house. The theatre is located at 242 West 45th Street and opened in 1927 with a musical, Piggy. This midsized theatre was designed by Herbert J. Krapp in a contemporary Spanish style. The interior features a cross-vaulted ceiling that is supported on each side by arches that are decorated with two pai. The theatre has a seating capacity of 1101, making it a medium-sized theatre. The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is a very versatile theatre that is notable for having plenty of legroom. Given its versatile nature, the theatre has witnessed a variety of dramas and musicals over the years, such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Conversations with My Father, Grease, Frost/Nixon, Once, An Inspector Calls, The Color Purple, Bandstand, The Iceman Cometh, and most recently The Ferryman.

The Bernard B Jacobs Theatre is currently hosting Betrayal. The show had a successful run in London's West End. If you’re looking forward to watching Betrayal, our Bernard B Jacobs Theatre seating chart guide has all the information you need. Find the best seats in the theatre or discover a good restaurant around the theatre with our handy guide to make your Broadway experience special.

Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for Betrayal on Headout.

Venue Details

Address: Bernard B Jacobs Theatre , 242 West 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York

Opened:11 January 1927

Seating Capacity: 1,078
Orchestra: 612
Mezzanine: 420

Seating Chart
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Betrayal - Playing At The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre

Considered one of the finest works of Harold Pinter, Betrayal is a brilliant exploration of deep intense emotions, characterized by minimal dialogues and a dash of realism. Initially produced by the British National Theatre in 1978, the show went on to become a ravishing success at the time. Thereafter, it saw plenty of revivals. The 2019 edition on Broadway features Tom Hiddleston (best known as Loki from the Marvel Cinematic Universe), Charlie Cox (from Daredevil), and Zawe Ashton ( from Not Safe For Work & Fresh Meat). Jamie Lloyd, who is affluent in showcasing Pinter's work, will direct the show.

The Story

Told in reverse fashion (from 1977 to 1968), Betrayal shifts locations between Venice and London. Two couples (Emma and Robert & Jerry and Judith) take centrestage. Unknown to Robert, his friend Jerry and his wife Emma have been forging an illicit relationship for years. At one point, Emma just blurts it out to Robert that she's been in an affair with Jerry without consulting him. The lives of the two couples are all of a sudden filled with lies, deceit, and unexplored desires. This is Harold Pinter's magnum opus portrayed in stunning fashion.


Leading Roles

Tom Hiddleston as Robert
Zawe Ashton as Emma
Charlie Cox as Jerry

Written by
Harold Pinter

Directed by
Jamie Lloyd

Show Timings - November onwards

Tuesday to Thursday - 7 PM
Friday - 8 PM
Saturday - 2 PM, 8 PM
Sunday - 3 PM


The show runs for 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.

Practical Information

Section Accessibility

Orchestra: Seating in the orchestra section is accessible to all parts without steps. Note that there are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

Mezzanine: The mezzanine section is located on the second level, up 3 short flights of stairs (29 steps). Once on the mezzanine level there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row.

Available Facilities

Wheelchair Accessibility: While no wheelchair assistance is specified, the orchestra section and the main level are fully accessible. A wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom located on the orchestra level. The theatre doesn’t have any elevator or escalator.
Restroom: For ladies, the restroom is located at the lower level, where there are 7 urinals and 4 stalls for men including one which is handicapped accessible.

Concessions: Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and light snacks are available for purchase at the concession stand.

Assisted Listening Device: 10 infrared assistive listening devices are available for every performance at the theatre. Also, after 4 weeks from a show’s official opening night performance, at least 10 audio description devices are available for every performance at the theatre.

Water Fountains: Water fountains are located in restrooms

Payphone: Located in the lobby. Accessible at 54".

Handy Tips

  • Latecomers are seated at suitable breaks in the performance in conveniently reachable seat locations at the discretion of management. Please arrive at the location at least 30 minutes before your show timing to avoid missing the show.
  • While there’s no required dress code, clothing should be comfortable and appropriate.
  • The theatre is fully air conditioned and it can get pretty chilly inside. Dress appropriately and bring a pullover or jacket just in case.
  • Betrayal is one hour and thirty minutes long and there’s no intermission.
  • Please note that the use of cameras, recording devices, cell phones, beepers, and other electronic devices during the performance is prohibited.

Getting There

The Bernard B Jacobs Theatre is located at 242 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way) in Midtown Manhattan.

There are many buses and metro trains you can take to reach the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre. Buses plying to Theatre District are M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7 or M42. If you prefer travelling by subway, you can take the 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, R or S train to Times Square or the A, C, or E to Port Authority.

If you’re travelling in your car, there are numerous paid parking spots close to the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre Some of the popular ones include Edison ParkFest, Impark, LAZ Parking, and Bright Management.

Restaurants near Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

1. City Kitchen: Market counter serve featuring classic ramen soups, edamame & pork buns, plus Japanese beers & sake.

2. Smith's Bar: Enjoy live music & craft beers update at this vintage neighborhood bar & grill near Times Square.

3. Ruby Tuesday: Enjoy a peaceful meal at this casual chain with American fare, featuring burgers, a salad bar, cocktails & a convivial vibe.

4. John's of Times Square: Famous circa-1929, this Village pizzeria slings trademark thin-crust pies in a soaring Midtown space.

5. The Counter: A contemporary chain with customizable gourmet burgers, including vegetarian, plus beer & wine.

6. Shake Shack: Visit this hip, counter-serve chain for their gourmet takes on fast-food classics like burgers & frozen custard.

Check out our theatre district restaurants guide for even more fantastic dining options in and around Broadway district. It has everything you're looking for. And more.

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