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

Carnegie Hall Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Imagine a serene weekend matinee at Carnegie Hall with your friend, indulging in the splendor of a classic concert featuring the New England Symphony and a choir. The hall is elegantly appointed, and despite the event's popularity, it's not too crowded, allowing you to enjoy the performance in comfort. After intermission, you find plenty of seats to move around, ensuring you can fully immerse yourself in the musical experience.
Sheng C - a month ago

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5 Star Rating A beautiful venue for world class musicians. Been there so many times. The most recent concert I went to is by Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by legendary conductor Simon Rattle. The program in the evening included Mahler’s Symphony no. 6 and Hindemith’s Ragtime. It was simply gorgeous! My recommendation is, if you want to listen to great performances of the classic music, you must go to Carnegie Hall. To me, Lincoln Center is just a bit less classy. Sorry, no offense intended to fans of Lincoln Center.
TAO SHI - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Fantastic venue. The definition of class and beauty. Absolutely spectacular and a must for everyone to see ag least once. They Have affordable tickets as well for 10-20 last minute you can easily google. The architecture is also beautiful. Anyone can enjoy this experience.
Dane Martel - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Carnegie Hall offers a delightful experience for lovers of art, with its storied building, well-designed venue, and photogenic interiors. The acoustics are perfect, and there are various ways to enjoy a performance, including donations, memberships, and discounts for students and groups. The experience is worth every penny, whether you're a seasoned musician or a layman. Full review: Nestled in the heart of New York City, Carnegie Hall stands as a hallowed hall for connoisseurs of art, a beacon of musical excellence that has enraptured audiences for over a century. Stepping into this storied building is akin to stepping into a bygone era of elegance and refinement, where every note played resonates with the echoes of musical history. The venue itself is a masterpiece of design, with its grand auditoriums and intimate recital spaces offering a perfect setting for a wide range of performances. From the majestic grandeur of the main hall to the intimate charm of the smaller venues, Carnegie Hall provides a stage for artists to showcase their talents in the most exquisite manner. Our recent visit to Carnegie Hall was nothing short of enchanting. The acoustics were pristine, allowing every note to ring out with crystal clarity. As we settled into our seats, we were greeted by the soothing voice of renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, welcoming us to an evening of musical splendor. What sets Carnegie Hall apart is not just its illustrious history or impeccable design, but also its accessibility. Despite its reputation as a bastion of high culture, Carnegie Hall welcomes all, offering various ways to enjoy a performance. Whether through donations, memberships, or discounted tickets for students and groups, Carnegie Hall ensures that the magic of live music is within reach of all who seek it. As a former cellist, raised by a mother who was classically trained and taught opera, my appreciation for Carnegie Hall runs deep. But you need not be steeped in musical tradition to appreciate the greatness that unfolds before you at Carnegie Hall. The sheer beauty of the music, the artistry of the performers, and the palpable sense of history that permeates the air are enough to captivate even the most casual listener. Carnegie Hall is not just a venue; it is a testament to the enduring power of music to uplift, inspire, and unite us all. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a layman, a visit to Carnegie Hall is an experience that will stay with you long after the final note has faded into the ether.
Daniel Yoon - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating My coworker and I came here for the international music festival, which featured 2 orchestras and one concert band of very talented high school students and college students from CA! The venue is amazing and I'm so glad we took the time to visit this iconic music hall. Tier 2 balcony views were fantastic. It was easy to buy tickets in advance online with the option to print at home.
Stephanie S. - 3 weeks 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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