6. Majestic Theatre

Majestic Theater Phantom of the Opera

The Majestic Theatre is one of the largest on Broadway, seating 1,681 guests and hosting many of Broadway’s most successful shows. Opened on March 28, 1927, the Spanish-style theater was constructed as part of a complex alongside the Theatre Masque, the Royale Theatre, and the Lincoln Hotel. Currently owned and operated by the Shubert Organization, the theater hosted the benefit concert Broadway Answers Selma, to raise money for the civil rights movement.

The theater is perhaps most notable for housing The Phantom of the Opera since it opened on January 26, 1988. It is currently the longest-running production in Broadway history, with over 13,300 performances to date. The venue has also premiered shows such as Carousel, South Pacific, The Music Man, A Little Night Music, and The Wiz. The musical 42nd Street also had a seven-year run at the theater. The Phantom of the Opera will return on October 22, 2021 with tickets starting at $29.