At the time of its opening in 1932, Radio City Music Hall was the world's largest movie theatre with seating for just over 6,000 patrons. The striking art deco interior, both grand and yet intimate at the same time, was declared a New York City landmark in 1978.
Up until 1979 Radio City Music Hall ran a program of feature films combined with a spectacular stage show. In the 1970s changes in the film industry made it difficult to obtain exclusive film bookings, eventually bringing an end to the regular film showings. The theatre was about to be converted to office space, but was saved, renovated and reopened in 1980. While still presenting some movie premiers and feature runs the main focus is now on music concerts and live stage shows including the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular. It has also hosted the Grammy, Tony and MTV Music awards.
The Music Hall also boasts the largest pipe organ ever built for a cinema. Made by Wurlitzer the pipe organ has 4,410 pipes. and four keyboards.
In addition to taking in a live performance, you can for a fee (Free with a New York City Explorer Pass) also enjoy the fascinating Stage Door of Radio City Music Hall which runs daily from 11am to 3pm.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Radio City Music HallFee: Yes - Free Stage Door Tour with a New York City Explorer Pass.
Category: Venues & Event Spaces
1260 6th Ave
New York, NY 10020
Phone: (866) 858-0008
Sarah P. Oct-03-2019
This is an incredible and massive venue. Truly a NYC staple. I recommend seeing the Rockettes, as the venue provides such a great backdrop for this show... Read More
Colette H. Oct-18-2019
This is a great place to see a show! I've been here for Nine Inch Nails, The Rockettes, Dave Chappelle, tours, etc. The sound in this space (depending on... Read More
J. Lawrence N. Oct-05-2019
It's hard not to love Radio City Music Hall. It's iconic. It's beautiful (not as much as it was in the day) and it's a great hall to see a show or concert.... Read More
Accommodations near Radio City Music Hall:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|B, D, F or M||Rockefeller Center / 50th Street||3 minutes|
|1, C or E||50th Street||5 minutes|
|N, Q or R||49th Street||6 minutes|
How to get to Radio City Music Hall by Subway
Take the B, D, F, or M train to Rockefeller Center / 50th Street Station and walk north 6th Avenue or take the 1, C or E train to 50th Street and walk east on 50th to 6th Avenue or the N, Q or R train to 49th Street and head north to 50th Street go right (east) to 6th Avenue.
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