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 - Free tour with a New York Pass

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

Phone: (212) 247-7800

Official Website: Carnegie Hall

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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Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5Carnegie Hall Star Rating

5 Star Rating What can I say about Carnegie Hall? It's one of the pinnacles of the classical music world in NYC and we have attended several concerts of young talent here. Very special part of our Big Apple culture. Not to be missed if you are planning a visit.

Terrence Seamon - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating Carnegie Hall, is an experience just going there, something about the ambiance & the beauty is breathtaking. No matter what you see or hear at Carnegie it's perfection. In my opinion it is the Best Concert Hall in the world!

Gary Wrege - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating Walking into such an old and revered building was humbling and performing on Perelman Stage in Stern Auditorium was amazing! I would love to go back and be in the audience to hear how the sound swells and rises throughout the room. Just to be inside the building and look at the beautiful architecture is a must!

Jody Hartman - 16 days ago

5 Star Rating The best acoustics of any concert hall in New York City, and possibly the world. Certainly in the top 3 of halls offering "unplugged" music. Sometimes I'm forced to sit close to the top tier, yet have no problem hearing any solo singer or instrumentalist.

Edmund Needham - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating The staff was amazing. I am a companion to a wheelchair bound person and they way in which they took care of us, making sure we were properly seated and had our programs was beyond their call; and everyone greeted us as we passed through the theater.

Lticia Herbert - 25 days ago

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Benny Goodman plays at Carnegie Hall for the first time in 1938

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