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 and more recently The Iceman Cometh.
The Bernard B Jacobs Theatre is currently hosting The Ferryman. The show first opened in the Royal Court in London and will make its Broadway debut with a talented team behind and on the stage. If you’re looking forward to watching The Ferryman, 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 The Ferryman on Headout.
Address: Bernard B Jacobs Theatre , 242 West 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York
Opened:11 January 1927
Seating Capacity: 1,078
Check out the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Seating Chart here.
The Ferryman - Playing At The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, after a sold-out engagement at London’s Royal Court and an equally successful West End run, is making its big Broadway debut. The thrilling and heartfelt drama is set in Northern Ireland in the early '80s and boasts powerful performances and stylistic direction. The production is scheduled to begin previews from October 2 for an October 21 opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Since the source material is so critically acclaimed, you can bet that the Broadway production will be equally, if not more, riveting! The political and riveting play is being helmed by Academy and Tony Award winner, Sam Mendes. The Ferryman features sets and costumes by Rob Howell, sound design and music by Nick Powell and lighting design by Peter Mumford.
Leading the cast is Fionnula Flanagan as Aunt Maggie Far Away, Genevieve O'Reilly as Mary Carney, Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney, and Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney.
The story begins in 1981 Ireland where the Carney farmhouse is involved in a flurry of activities with preparations for the annual harvest keeping everyone on their toes. But when an unexpected visitor arrives, the usual celebrations turn into something entirely else. The Ferryman is set during The Troubles and tells the thrilling and emotional story of the family of a former IRA activist, who lives in their farmhouse in rural County Armagh.
Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Show Timings - November onwards
Tuesday & Thursday: 7 PM
Wednesday & Saturday: 2 PM, 8 PM
Friday: 8 PM
Sunday: 3 PM
These timings may be subject to change during previews. Click here to check out the real-time seat availability and pricing for the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
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.
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".
- 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.
- The Ferryman is three hours and fifteen minutes long and there’s one intermission so that you can visit the restroom or the lounge.
- Please note that the use of cameras, recording devices, cell phones, beepers, and other electronic devices during the performance is prohibited.
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.