Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall was once one of New York City's most popular tourist attractions

Electrifying Exterior of the Radio City Music Hall
Electrifying Exterior of the Radio City Music Hall cc licensed photo by j1myi

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 Explorer Pass) also enjoy the fascinating Stage Door of Radio City Music Hall which runs daily from 11am to 3pm.

Nearby attractions include Rockefeller Centre, Museum of Modern Art, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Radio City Music Hall

Fee: Yes - Free Stage Door Tour with a New York Explorer Pass.

Category: Venues & Event Spaces

Address: 1260 6th Ave
New York, NY 10020

Phone: (866) 858-0008

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
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Based on 124 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Always a pleasure to come here for a good time with friends or family members. The hall is amazingly decorated with a beautiful chandelier in the middle of... Read More

Lucie T. Feb-15-2019

4 Star Rating It's everything I ever expected. It's old, classy and takes you back to another time. I came to see the Rockets and it really was spectacular. I would... Read More

Michelle B. Mar-30-2019

5 Star Rating I loved this place! We were visiting New York at the December, so all the city was covered with lights. We bought tickets to the show " Rockettes" at the... Read More

Ilona P. Jan-31-2019

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Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
B, D, F or MRockefeller Center / 50th Street3 minutes
1, C or E50th Street5 minutes
N, Q or R49th Street6 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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A lighthearted, yet very informative tour of Radio City Music Hall by Dan and Phil

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