Radio City Music Hall

1260 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), New York City

4.5

Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation, and it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city. Its interior was declared a city landmark in 1978. It is notable as being the headquarters for the precision dance company, the Rockettes. It was developed between 1929 and 1940 by John D. Rockefeller. Radio City has 5,933 seats for spectators, and additional seating can be placed on the pit elevator during events that do not require that space bringing the seating capacity to over 6,000. Designed by Edward Durell Stone, the interior of the theater with its austere Art Deco lines represented a break with the traditional ornate rococo ornament associated with movie palaces at the time. The Great Stage measures 20.3 by 43.9 m and resembles a setting sun. The public areas of the Music Hall feature the work of many depression era artists. The large mural in the grand foyer is entitled "Fountain of Youth". Three female nudes cast in aluminum were commissioned for the music hall, however Roxy Rothafel thought that they were inappropriate for a family venue.

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Mon

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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Reviews

  • Reggie Pei

    5
    - 05 September 2018 -

    The best place bar none that I have been to anywhere in the world. The sound is phenomenal. The best for any theater. This hall makes concert going fun.

  • Maria Altamirano

    5
    - 02 September 2018 -

    Laura Pausini has such an amazing voice and personality. I'm glad I got to experience her talent live and sing along to her beautiful songs at this enchanting Historic venue and symbol of hope (If you know your history), the seats are comfortable, the view was amazing, and the architectural design/art is breathtaking. Loved every bit of my experience here.

  • Riajul Islam

    5
    - 27 August 2018 -

    I had seen programs on TV that were live or filmed here and one of my favorites was their Christmas special. Well, I got to see it live in person right there. It was fabulous. Earlier in the day, we took the tour and got to see back and under the stage. There are a lot of stories about the place the guide shared with our group that added both entertainment and interesting aspects of the place. What a grand place, glad I did all of thst. Check out the pictures of the Men's Room I posted. Unbelievable like,,,,

  • Rick Curry

    4
    - 09 August 2018 -

    I had seen programs on TV that were live or filmed here and one of my favorites was their Christmas special. Well, I got to see it live in person right there. It was fabulous. Earlier in the day, we took the tour and got to see back and under the stage. There are a lot of stories about the place the guide shared with our group that added both entertainment and interesting aspects of the place. What a grand place, glad I did all of thst. Check out the pictures of the Men's Room I posted. Unbelievable! (8-O)

  • Vicky ZL

    5
    - 03 August 2018 -

    Radio City hall is a classic New York venue that every tourist has to visit. It is home to countless amazing shows, of course including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. And, perhaps unexpectedly, the backstage tour is amazing! It is so interesting to get to go behind the scenes and stand on that stage, imagining a giant crowd of excited audience members waiting for the show to start.

  • Leah Goeres

    4
    - 30 July 2018 -

    An iconic theater located near Times Square and The Rockafeller Center. Arrive early if you would like concessions. The lines are long and it's practically a mob of people all going for it. Better yet, make sure you are well fed beforehand. This is the home of the world famous Rockettes and their performance was breathtaking. More affordable than a Broadway show but still highly entertaining. Would definitely come back.

  • Roger Arets

    5
    - 30 July 2018 -

    This entertainment venue located at the Avenue of the Americas at Rockefeller Center in Midtown, Manhattan is one of the leading tourist destinations in New York. Opened in 1932 the building itself is a beautiful eye-catcher and especially at night with all the lightning. Its beautiful interior (like the lobby) show terrazzo floors and marble walls. A recommended place to visit.

  • Cole Dixon

    5
    - 29 July 2018 -

    Brilliant and beautiful. When you think of New York, this assuredly is one of the landmarks that comes to mind. Located in perfectly where you can walk to see other attractions and open for viewings. Visited during the holidays, and was awed by this venue. If you have a chance to attend an event here, I highly recommend it.

  • Mei Q

    4
    - 17 July 2018 -

    Great music hall. Good acoustics. Could update the seats though to make it more comfortable. Too low and no leg room at all

  • Marie Greco

    5
    - 11 July 2018 -

    It's a beaufiful theater. The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of leg room. I was up in the 3rd tier and still had a good view of the stage. Plus there were large TV screens on either side of the stage so you had a closer view. I saw Kathy Griffin 6/25/18 and she was very funny. Would go there again for show.

  • Abdula Newman

    - 01 May 2018 -

    Great slice of NY history. The Christmas show appears to be awesome!

  • Ehab salem

    - 28 April 2018 -

    Fantastical

  • Theo Diamonte

    - 04 April 2018 -

    Get there way early! They start the show right on time & continue to seat people throughout start of the show.

  • Alex Robertson

    - 22 March 2018 -

    Godfather + Godfather II double feature for the Tribeca Film Festival

  • valerie

    - 16 March 2018 -

    Epic bathrooms.

  • Nancy Finney

    - 05 March 2018 -

    Beautiful. Check out the art in the bathrooms. Worth every penny, such an inspiring venue.

  • Conrad Greiner-Bechert

    - 30 January 2018 -

    Went to see the Rockettes Christmas special here, wasn’t disappointed.

  • Alexandria Lang

    - 25 December 2017 -

    went to see the rockettes. A classic at Christmas!

  • jiresell

    - 01 December 2017 -

    Beautiful theater! Went to the Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular and has a great time!

  • Sharon C

    - 24 November 2017 -

    The Rockettes are always amazing

Radio City Music Hall tours

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Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular

America's most beloved holiday theatrical, the ‘Radio City Christmas Spectacular,’ starring the world-famous Rockettes, returns to New York City's Radio City Music Hall this Christmas season! This unparalleled show features precision choreography in multiple show-stopping numbers including the...

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