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

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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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Rated 4.7 out of 5Carnegie Hall Star Rating

4 Star Rating I had done the tour 20+years ago, I enjoyed it this time around again. The lovely lady gave us a great run through of this landmark. You could see her truly enjoying her job. I will love to attend a concert here soon.

Bonnie P. - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating It was my first concert here and the staff and management provided for a very nice experience. There is safe and secure storage for coats and bags and the staff guides new comers to their seats. The acoustics in the Hall are very good even in the highest of seats. I was introduced to coughing here, a unique way that the audience communicates with the stage.

Tim Kukulka - 17 days ago

4 Star Rating Carnegie Hall has exceptional musical performances with large discounts for students. The seating on the main floor (including parquet) offers very good stage views and is comfortably spacious. The upper level seating still has great views but less comfortable seating.

Raayan Zarandian Mohtashemi - 22 days ago

5 Star Rating Wow! What a great piece of history: political, theatrical, musical! We took a tour with Gino F. the curator of the Rose Museum. Forty-four years with Carnegie ... Oh, the sights and sounds he has witnessed! They are cherished in his heart! Thank you Gino! Thank you Carnegie!

Dale Melenberg - 22 days ago

5 Star Rating Over the years I have attended several concerts here and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It's an absolutely beautiful concert hall, historic, and the acoustics is superb. Whether your musical tastes are classical or jazz, this is the place to go. You will not regret it.

Rafael Sanchez - 29 days ago


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

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