The Phantom of the Opera in New York, NY

Majestic Theatre 245 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
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Overview

The longest-running musical in Broadway history, “The Phantom of the Opera” is a romantic, yet haunting show that thrills, enchants and excites. Featured at Majestic Theatre, the timeless musical tells a tale of a deformed composer who haunts the Paris Opera House and obsesses over a young chorus girl. With extravagant scenery, costumes and special effects, the show is truly a magical experience.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (1 intermission).
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up.
  • Absolutely no recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.
  • Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • A timeless story with an unforgettable score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Anne Mercer

A classic Broadway show that should be on everyone’s “must-see” list. To this day I am amazed by the theatrics and mechanics of the boat scene!

Description

from The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway’s longest running musical.

For over 25 years, PHANTOM has been the Broadway musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, an undeniable obsession that could never die.

PHANTOM is based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. It tells the story of the hideously deformed Phantom who lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. The phantom falls in love with the young Soprano devoting himself to creating a new star for the Opera by nurturing her extraordinary talents and employing all the skills at his disposal.

Winner of seven 1988 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork is more than the longest-running musical in Broadway history - it's an international phenomenon that unmasks emotions like no other show can, leaving audiences everywhere breathless.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerizing score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night.

This show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.
Recommended for ages 6 years and up.

Reserve New York City Customer Reviews

4 Reviews
Ashley Abbott
Mooresville, IN
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"The best feature in NYC!"
March, 2016
My husband and I attended this broadway the first week of March 2016. We were a little skeptical as our favorite version of the show is the 25th anniversary show at the Royal Albert Hall. We were NOT disappointed with this broadwAy production in NYC. It was everything we expected and more and loved every minute of it. We purchased our tickets through Reserve NYC and got 2nd row seats for discounted prices!
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Tip: Show up more than an hour early, lines can be long and hectic. You do not need to wait in the ticket box office line if you buy your tickets through here, just go straight in to the main entrance line.

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Moesha Stiles
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Phantom of the Opera"
October, 2015
The play was amazing! The company and service was excellent. I would definitely do it again.
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Artrenity B.
Long Beach, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"My favorite play on Broadway! !!!!"
July, 2015
The Phantom of the Opera is my all time favorite play and to have an opportunity to see it center stage just a couple of rolls back in New York City on Broadway is an experience like no other and I will remember this always. Couldn't have gotten this great seat if it hadn't been for reserve new york.
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Tip: Arrive early and keep in mind that most of the theater's end around the same time so the streets will be very very crowd.

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Jennifer Gipe
chambersburg , PA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"moving experience!"
May, 2015
The show was of course amazing and everything we wanted it to be for a romantic getaway! The people working in the building were kind and helpful and the actors were brilliant! Every thing about the show was better than I could've imagined.
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Tip: get there early and get the souvenir cup

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Iliana K
Athens, Greece
"Goosebumps!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2018 NEW
Don't even think about it, just book your tickets and go...and if you go once, chances are you will want to return again and again. A classic masterpiece, a touching story, an incredible performance, and an unforgettable experience that should not be missed!
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Anthony S
"Exceeded My Expectations"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2018 NEW
I’ll start off by saying, I am no theater buff. This is the one and only show on Broadway we have been to. Took my wife here on our 10th anniversary. It was fabulous and we loved it. The production itself was much more than we expected. The props, orchestra, all of the singers (particularly the Phantom and Christine) were on point and hit every note. We sat in the center, third row of the front mezzanine and they were visually the best seats in the house. There are things going on up there (visually and audibly) that you are probably not going to get sitting in the orchestra. We ordered our tickets several months ahead of time through one of the discount websites for just over $100 a piece. Would recommend that if premium seating is important to you. The seats were a bit cramped, so I’m not sure if there are any better seats for comfort? May want to do some research if you are a large/very tall person. You may be able to get a seat with a few more inches of legroom. Highly recommend!!!
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Andrea J
Guatemala City, Guatemala
"A masterpiece! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018 NEW
The stage, the songs, all the actors voices and specially the voice of the Phantom, was all amazing. You really get transported to the story. And mostly because all the story is inside a theater, so you feel with all the surroundings you and inside all. A great experience!
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KirstyQNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
"Literally brought tears to my eyes"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 15, 2018 NEW
This was the most incredible musical I've ever seen. I had read the reviews and knew people who'd gone so I was expecting a treat, but nothing like this. The sets, the costumes, the music - it was all just fantastic. But the singing - oh! The actor playing the Phantom at the moment has a voice so wondrous it literally brought me to tears. All the performers are marvellous singers but he really is something special. And such a charismatic performer! I can't recommend this show enough, and I wish I could go again and again! If I did - and this is my only piece of advice - I would not sit on the front row of the mezzanine. They were great seats visually, but no legroom to speak of. I'm a short person and I had quite sore knees by the end due to not being able to stretch at all, so it must be quite uncomfortable for taller people. If you like a bit of room, avoid those seats. Otherwise, it was a magnificent experience!
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Jackie B
Navarre, Florida
"Absolutely Amazing!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 15, 2018 NEW
This was my second time seeing the show and it was just as amazing as the first! There aren’t enough words to describe how incredible this show is. Great music, great acting, and even better effects! Now I will say it is very difficult to choose seats. Obviously if money is no issue for you than go for the expensive seats and enjoy the show...IF, however, you are concerned with cost we found great seats for a very reasonable price. We were in the front mezzanine 5th or 6th row back towards the center of the left side. I believe it was row E. These were great seats for $75 per person. I found that this was the best value and everyone in our party (6 of us) were able to see the show without any problems. I would strongly suggest NOT getting the back orchestra seats. These have highly obstructive views of the show. Another few tips: No need to arrive early to the show if you already have tickets purchased...15 mins would be sufficient. otherwise you’ll be just standing there waiting in a large crowd of people to get to your seat. Obviously purchase tickets in advance and print them out. Use the restroom BEFORE the intermission for obvious reasons. Bring your own snacks/candy in your purse as you would for a movie theatre (I paid five dollars for a bag of M&Ms) Wear something comfortable… The seats are incredibly close together and cramped… If you are a heavy set person consider an isle seat on either end as you will feel very restricted. For this same reason I would highly suggest brining as few bags as possible.... there is literally nowhere to put your stuff. Enjoy the show!! It is a memorable experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Phantom of the Opera

Where is the theater located?
The Phantom of the Opera is performed at the Majestic Theatre located at 247 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.

Is the Majestic Theatre wheelchair accessible?

The theater is not entirely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating in the orchestra section. However, all other sections require stair access.

Can I bring my camera to the theater?
Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theater.

When should I arrive for my show?
The theater doors open approximately 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show beginning to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Yes. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theater. This show is recommended for children ages 12 and older.

Are concessions available for purchase within the theater?
Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy, and show merchandise (no food) are available for purchase at the Majestic Theatre. No food is allowed into the theater.