Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall is one of the most eminent music venues in the world

Entrance to the famous Carnegie Hall Concert Venue in New York City
Entrance to the famous Carnegie Hall Concert Venue in New York City cc licensed photo by cliff1066™

A world renowned music and concert hall, Carnegie Hall provides an awesome experience for the music aficionado. Music genres include orchestra, classic ensemble, chamber, opera, pop and jazz. Unfortunately if you are visiting New York during the summer months the season is concluded, but the schedule kicks into high gear by October.

Completed in 1890, the Carnegie Hall opened on May 5 1891 with a five day music festival. In 1986 the hall was rejuvenated with extensive interior renovations. Seeing the hall today one has to wonder that it had to be purchased by the City of New York to spare it from demolition back in 1960.

If you can't take in a performance you can still enjoy a guided tour of the hall for a small admission fee during the normal concert season.

Nearby attractions include: Central Park, Central Park Wildlife Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes.

Address: 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Phone: (212) 247-7800

Official Website: Carnegie Hall

Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating From the initial phone call assistance in purchasing tickets to passing through the security guards, the customer service at Carnegie Hall was nothing short of seamless. The venue itself is breathtaking and majestic. As a plus-size individual (3x), I had concerns about fitting comfortably in the chairs, given past experiences at Broadway shows. However, Carnegie Hall pleasantly surprised me – the seats were not only plus-size-friendly but also exceptionally comfortable. I wholeheartedly look forward to returning for another show at this fantastic venue.
Kat Solo - 3 weeks ago

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3 Star Rating Carnegie Hall was an okay experience. The acoustics were decent, but I expected a bit more magic considering its reputation. The performance was great , but I've seen better employees elsewhere.
Volkan Kirimlioglu - a month ago

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5 Star Rating It was a Sold-out Lang Lang concert on a Thursday night. The only seats left were in the nose-bleed section at the very top tier of seats. If you must sit there get the last row, row Q - it more feet room (forget leg room!) then row P on down. Sightlines and sound were great! Our wait time was because we got there early. The ticket price was almost $100 each - and all that was left to buy a month before the concert.
Richard Frisbie - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating The world famous, legendary Carnegie Hall, is woven into cultural history as a theatre of great musical performances across different genres, including jazz, classical music and even the Beatles. Enjoy some great concerts, in a landmark venue, amongst appreciative, engaging and knowledgeable audiences. 2023 is the 10th anniversary of the National Youth Ensembles, and the 6th year of the National Youth Orchestra Jazz, a modern day big band. I enjoyed a sensational set of performances crammed full of young artistic talent, combined with some stylish interventions from some older masters appearing as special guests. Well done to Sean Jones, artistic director, for pulling together such an array of talent to explore some musical masterpieces. With the theme of the 29ers, or artists born on the 29th of any month, he wrote himself into a script of icons, including Duke Ellington and Wycliffe Gordon. The connection between the highly appreciative and engaged audience and the young musicians made the occasion extraordinary. A night of great memories with great people.
Jim Paterson - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating So pretty. Music sounds magical in there. Sometimes it was difficult to hear speakers though; even with mics on. Staff were extremely nice and helpful!
Alayna C. - 4 months ago

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Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
A, C, B, D, or 159th Street / Columbus Circle5 minutes
N, Q, or R57th Street / Seventh Avenue1 minute
B, D, or ESeventh Avenue5 minutes
F57th Street / Sixth Avenue2 minutes

How to get to Carnegie Hall by Subway

Take the A, C, B, D, or 1 train to 59th Street / Columbus Circle and go south on Broadway and east on 57th Avenue, or the N, Q, or R train to 57th Street / Seventh Avenue and walk north on 7th avenue, or the B, D, or E train to Seventh Avenue and head north on 7th, or the F train to 57th Street / Sixth Avenue and walk west on 57th Street to 7th Avenue.

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