• David Byrne’s American Utopia

David Byrne’s American Utopia

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David Byrne’s American Utopia played its final performance April 3, 2022

At a glance

Theatre info

The St. James Theatre
246 West 44th Street
Between 7th Avenue & 8th Avenue

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Running Time

The show runs approximately 100 minutes. There will be no intermission.

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Age Appropriate

David Byrne’s American Utopia is recommended for all ages. Children under 4 will not be admitted. Everyone requires a ticket for entry.

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At the theatre

When you arrive

Your safety is our highest concern. Doors will open approximately 45 minutes prior to show time, so please arrive early and leave plenty of time for security screening, which includes walk-through metal detectors and bag inspections. No weapons of any kind, including firearms, knives, tasers, mace, and pepper spray, are allowed. Additionally, personal alarms, glass bottles/containers, lighters, illegal substances, and alcohol are not permitted. Theatre Management reserves the right to prohibit other items as deemed necessary.

Where are your seats?

All Orchestra seats are located on the main floor of the theatre. Mezzanine seats are located on the second level: up 29 steps from the Orchestra. The Balcony is located on the third level, up 76 steps from the Orchestra. Please be aware that the St. James Theatre does not have an elevator. However, all staircases have handrails.

What to wear?

While some theatregoers do get dressed up for their visit to our theatres, you are welcome to wear what makes you most comfortable. Keep in mind that our theatres are kept cool year-round, so you may want to bring a sweater.


Connect to the internet using the network -St_James_Free_WiFi- for better service within the theatre.

Drinks and snacks

Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the bars on each level of the theatre. Please bring concessions to your seat to enjoy.


Restrooms are located down one flight of stairs from the Orchestra level. Patrons seated in the Mezzanine and Balcony will find a Men’s and Ladies’ restroom on their level. The accessible restroom is located on the Orchestra level. Gender diversity is welcome here. We encourage you to use the restroom that best fits your gender identity or expression.

Coat check

If you have a bag or large coat, we’d be happy to check it for you. Our coat check is on the Orchestra level. The charge is $3 per item.

Take home something to remember

Visit one of the merchandise booths, located on the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels, to take home a souvenir from the show.

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Assistive devices

The St. James Theatre offers D-Scriptive devices, I-Caption devices, audio induction neck loops and infrared headsets. If an assistive device would help you enjoy the show, please visit the headset booth in the Orchestra lobby. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required as a deposit.

Access information

The St. James Theatre provides wheelchair-accessible seating on the Orchestra level of the theatre for all performances for patrons who use wheelchairs and their companions. There are no steps leading into the Orchestra level of the theatre from the sidewalk. There are steps to access seating on other levels of the theatre. Pricing for wheelchair-accessible seats on the Orchestra level varies so as to capture the range of prices available throughout the theatre.

Accessible tickets

If you have any questions about accessible seating or other accommodations prior to purchasing tickets, please contact Jujamcyn Customer Service at (212) 840-0479 or [email protected].

Accessibility by seating section

Orchestra Location:

Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps, with the exception of rows Q, R, S, and T in the Right and Center Orchestra sections only. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine Location:

Located on the 2nd level: up 29 steps from the Orchestra. There are an additional 20 steps up to the remainder of the Mezzanine. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind row E.

Balcony Location:

Located on the 3rd level: up 76 steps from the Orchestra.

Please Note: On the Mezzanine and Balcony levels, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row.


None available.


There is an accessible restroom located on the main level.

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