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Manhattan Opera House


311 West 34th St., New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 3100

J.B. McElfatrick & Son, architect. Built by Oscar Hammerstein in 1906 to rival the Metropolitan Opera House. But in 1911, Hammerstein sold venue to the head of the Met, Otto Kahn, who took over on the condition that Hammerstein not involve himself in opera for ten years. The Shuberts leased it from 1911 to 1917. Warner Bros. leased the space as a sound stage, starting in 1927. In 1940, it became a meeting hall. In 1976, it became a warehouse.

Built: 1906    Closed: 1940   

Theatre Names Named
Manhattan Opera House 1906     Opened December 3, 1906
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Eternal Road
Musical, Original, Spectacle
Music by Kurt Weill; Text by Franz Werfel
Jan 07, 1937 - May 15, 1937
Broken Wings
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Emilio Berisso
Dec 08, 1927 - Dec 1927
Dona Maria La Brava
Play, Original
May 17, 1926 - May 1926
La Malquerida
Play, Original
May 17, 1926 - May 1926
Locura de Amor
Play, Original
Written by Manuel Tamayo
May 17, 1926 - May 1926
Don Juan Tenorio
Play, Original
Written by José Zorrilla
May 17, 1926 - May 1926
Cancionera
Play, Original
May 17, 1926 - May 1926
La Condesa Maria
Play, Original
May 17, 1926 - May 1926
El Caudal De Los Hijos
Play, Original
May 17, 1926 - May 1926
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 26, 1923 - Dec 1923
The Three Musketeers
Musical, Original, Operetta
Music by Richard Temple; Book by Richard Temple; Lyrics by Richard Temple
May 19, 1921 - May 23, 1921
Iphigenia in Aulis
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Written by Euripides
Apr 17, 1921 - Apr 17, 1921
Wo Die Lerche Singt
Musical, Original, Foreign Lang., Operetta
Dec 27, 1920 - Jan 01, 1921
Forbidden
Play, Original, Romance
Written by Dorothy Donnelly
Dec 20, 1919 - Jan 1920
The Luck of the Navy
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Clifford Mills
Oct 14, 1919 - Nov 1919
The Voice of McConnell
Play, Original, Comedy, Play with music
Music by George M. Cohan; Written by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Dec 25, 1918 - Jan 18, 1919
The Auctioneer
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 04, 1918 - Dec 1918
The Garden of Allah
Play, Revival
Feb 25, 1918 - Mar 1918
Experience
Play, Revival, Play with music
Written by George V. Hobart
Jan 22, 1918 - Closing date unknown
Chu Chin Chow
Musical, Original
Music by Frederick Norton; Book by Oscar Asche; Lyrics by Oscar Asche
Oct 22, 1917 - Jan 1918
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Musical, Revival, Opera
May 28, 1917 - Jun 16, 1917
The Wanderer
Play, Original
Feb 01, 1917 - May 1917
Ben Hur
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Nov 06, 1916 - Jan 1917
Stolen Orders
Play, Original
Sep 24, 1915 - Oct 1915
Life
Play, Original
Music by Clarence West; Written by Thompson Buchanan
Oct 24, 1914 - Mar 1915
The Story of the Rosary
Play, Original
Written by Walter Howard
Sep 07, 1914 - Oct 1914
Hop o' My Thumb
Play, Original, Pantomime
Ballet Music by J. M. Glover; Music by Manuel Klein; Book by Arthur Collins, Frank Dix, George R. Sims
Nov 26, 1913 - Jan 03, 1914
If I Were King
Play, Revival
Sep 22, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
Much Ado About Nothing
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 22, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
The Taming of the Shrew
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 22, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Sep 22, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Sep 22, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 22, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Sep 22, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 22, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
As You Like It
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 22, 1913 - Oct 25, 1913
The Old Homestead
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Sep 01, 1913 - Closing date unknown
The Whip
Play, Original, Thriller
Nov 22, 1912 - Apr 1913
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 02, 1912
Much Ado About Nothing
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 02, 1912
The Taming of the Shrew
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 02, 1912
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 02, 1912
As You Like It
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 02, 1912
Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 02, 1912
Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 02, 1912
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Sep 30, 1912 - Nov 02, 1912
An Aztec Romance
Play, Original, Romance
Music by Harold Orlob; Written by Orestes Bean
Sep 16, 1912 - Sep 21, 1912
Let George Do It
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 29, 1912 - May 04, 1912
Tillie's Nightmare
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by A. Baldwin Sloane; Book by Edgar Smith; Lyrics by Edgar Smith
Dec 18, 1911 - Dec 1911
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 20, 1911 - Closing date unknown
The Taming of the Shrew
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 20, 1911 - Closing date unknown
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 20, 1911 - Closing date unknown
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 20, 1911 - Closing date unknown
Romeo and Juliet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 20, 1911 - Closing date unknown
Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 20, 1911 - Closing date unknown
As You Like It
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 20, 1911 - Closing date unknown
A Matinee Idol
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Silvio Hein; Book by Armand Barnard; Lyrics by E. Ray Goetz
May 01, 1911 - May 1911
Hans, the Flute Player
Musical, Original, Comedy, Opera
Sep 20, 1910 - Nov 26, 1910
Louise
Musical, Original, Opera
1908 - Closing date unknown
Pelleas and Melisande
Musical, Original, Opera
1908 - Closing date unknown
Thais
Musical, Original, Opera
1908 - Closing date unknown