Radio City Music Hall in New York

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Radio City Music Hall in New York

Radio City Music Hall in New York is a concert and theatre venue that is part of the Rockefeller Center complex. Events are organised throughout the year, with the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular as the big highlight. Radio City Music Hall is also called the ‘Showplace of the Nation’ and that says it all: all the big stars have been on the stage here.

The allure of Radio City Music Hall in New York

Radio City Music Hall opened in 1932 and has been part of the Rockefeller Center complex since the beginning. The architect, Edward Durell Stone, designed the building which is one city-block long. Interior designer Donald Deskey gave shape to 30 different spaces in art deco style, from the Grand Foyer to various lounges and smoking areas. He filled the spaces with works from artists, making the building a unique complex. In 1978, Radio City Music Hall was declared a landmark, and therefore it’s one of the most important buildings in the city.

Radio City Music Hall is the largest indoor theatre in the world. The large hall, the Great Stage, is no less than 48 metres long, has a height of 25 metres and offers more than 5900 seats. The stage is framed by a huge arch, and it’s considered one of the best sounding stages in the world. In addition, the golden stage curtain is the largest in the world.

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Radio Park

On the roof of Radio City Music Hall is Radio Park, a park full of greenery overlooking Rockefeller Center. The park can be accessed through 50 Rockefeller Plaza or through Radio City itself.

Famous Artist at Radio City Music Hall

Every great artist has performed on the iconic stage of Radio City Music Hall. Frank Sinatra sang ‘New York, New York’ here for the first time. Prince, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Madonna also performed here. In addition to performances, the concert hall also hosts award shows. For example, the Tony Awards and the Grammy Awards were presented here.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes

Radio City Christmas Spectacular is New York’s premier Christmas show and is performed every year from mid-November to early January. This show is best known for The Rockettes, the dancers who often dance in perfect synchronisation in a row. The Christmas Spectacular is a must-see if you’re in New York during the holiday season! For best seats, buy your Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets well in advance.

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Stage Door Tour

Would you like to admire the unique interior of Radio City with your own eyes? Then do the Stage Door Tour! On this tour, you will be guided behind the scenes of the building. You enter the beautifully decorated rooms that normally remain closed to the public. And if you’re lucky, you might even come face to face with a real Rockette!

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Eric’s Tip: If you want to visit Radio City Music Hall and don’t want to go to a concert, I recommend the Stage Door Tour. This way you can see a lot of the building and it doesn’t take much time. Are you in town during the Christmas period? Then I definitely recommend going to the Christmas Spectacular. There’s no better way to get yourself into the Christmas Spirit.

Route to Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is located on Sixth Avenue and cannot be missed due to the large signs on the outside of the building. The hall is part of Rockefeller Center and therefore close to Top of the Rock. When you take the subway to the concert hall, you can get off at several stops. Subway stations 47-50 Rockefeller Center, 49 Street and 5 Avenue/53 Street are close to Radio City, from here it’s a few minutes walk.

Concert at Radio City Music Hall

Almost daily there are concerts and other events taking place at Radio City Music Hall that you can visit. Buy tickets to a legendary concert, a great comedy show or other iconic performances and soak up the atmosphere in this classic beauty. When visiting, please note that you are not allowed to bring large bags with you.

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Where is Radio City Music Hall located in New York?

The address of Radio City Music Hall in New York is 1260 Sixth Avenue, located near Rockefeller Center. Read more here.

Can I visit Radio City Music Hall in New York without a ticket to a concert?

You can visit Radio City Music Hall without a ticket to a concert. Read how you can do that here.

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