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Imperial Theatre

249 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-3902
+1 212-239-6200
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249 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-3902
Midtown
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"matthew broderick"
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"les miserables"
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"bathroom lines"
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"beautiful theatre"
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"limited leg room"
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"older theater"
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"broadway show"
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"mezzanine seats"
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"front row"
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"first row"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw the revival of Carousel here, and enjoyed it immensely. We arrived 30 minutes before curtain, used the restrooms then, and had none of the issues mentioned in previous reviews. Beautiful old theater, feels very vintage Broadway. Carousel itself was outstanding, sets and choreography were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carousel was a brilliant production as you'd expect in NYC, absolutely spot on. Got the tickets from TKTS - £65, on the left hand side, row Q but a good view nonetheless. There was a bossy woman stewarding alongside us which was more humorous than...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to New York to see the musical "Carousel" which was showing on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. The show itself was absolutely wonderful (see separate review ). However, the theatre itself was old and needed upgrading. We agree with other reviews of this...More

Thank Mal-JoanG2016
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Brian H, Manager at Imperial Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you've had this experience. Because of the strict "no-late seating" aspects of the production, the house staff must get everyone into the theatre as quickly as possible. As far as the bathroom situation, I'm sorry that it wasn't the...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I have never reviewed a theatre before but I felt compelled to say something about the management and logistics of the Imperial theatre. I see NY shows about four times a year and see 5-7 shows each time I visit. I've probably been in just...More

Thank EileenP16
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Brian H, Manager at Imperial Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Eileen, I'm so sorry that you've had this experience. Please note that we do take the time to read these reviews. I do understand your frustration. Because of the in the theatre, our front of house staff has to format the lines in a...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is one of Broadway's oldest theaters, so there might be some bumps and bruises along the way should you choose a showing here. But know that when you attend here, you're also in the theater that has showed classics like Annie Get Your Gun,...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We attended Carousel and it was a fabulous production. The singing was perfect and the ballet was beautiful. We really enjoyed it. It is so nice to be able to see these wonderful melodious and harmonious musicals!! The theater is very pretty, but.... the seats...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Enjoyed watching Carousel with Renee Fleming and other splendid cast in a tale about love and life. Love the older theatre venue.

Thank loist51
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I've been here for both Les Mis and Carousel and while the shows are lovely, this theatre may be my least favorite on Broadway. From the crammed seats (no leg OR hip room) to the fact that there's only one set of bathrooms that can't...More

Thank bekahchica
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Brian H, Manager at Imperial Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I'm sorry that you've had this experience. Our front of house staff works hard to make sure that all of our patrons can use the facilities. I'm sorry that your experience wasn't as ideal as you would've liked it to be. We thank you...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We saw this revival of Carousel Sunday, March 25th. The orchestra and chorus were very good as were most of the performers. Renee Fleming was terrific as Aunt Nettie as expected and the actors who played Mr. Snow and Carrie Snow, Alexander Gemignani and Lindsay...More

Thank SophiaNYC
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Just went to see Carousel and while the performance was very good, the theatre staff was really awful. They were totally inept at both seating patrons, and could not keep the lines for toilets/bar organized and moving -- just a log jam and a mess....More

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jojoDurban
5 June 2018|
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Response from Mal-JoanG2016 | Reviewed this property |
You may be able to purchase from the theartre box office. We did purchase our tickets in advance in the mezzinine but the evening performane we attended in May there were many empty seats. For instance we were able to change... More
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MELI993
22 May 2018|
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Response from Zoom_Gotti | Reviewed this property |
I think it'll be tough for you if you're slow to use the restroom or if you can't negotiate stairs.
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drumtraveler91
23 October 2016|
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Response from Vicki S | Reviewed this property |
no, the seats are all about the same.
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