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1260 Sixth Ave., nr. W. 50th St. (Midtown West)
New York, NY
(1) 212-247-4777 | www.radiocity.com
ATTRACTIONPerforming Arts Center
HOURS/TIMESTours: Daily: 11:00am-3:00pm; Box Office: Daily: 11:30am-6:00pm (hours extended during Christmas season)
PRICETours: Adults: $19.95; Seniors and Children (12 & under): $15; event prices vary
POPULAR TIMESWeekends; evenings; Christmas
RESERVE IN ADVANCEYes - for events; book at box office or at www.ticketmaster.com
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATIONVaries; many events sold out in advance
HIGHLIGHTSConcerts; Art Deco architecture; Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes
SUBWAY47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Ctr. (B, D, F, M); 49th St. (N, Q, R); 50th St.-8th Ave. (C, E); 50th St.-Broadway (1); 5th Ave.-53rd St. (E, M)
Stuck with an expensive piece of Midtown property in the midst of the Depression, John D. Rockefeller decided to take a massive gamble, blowing millions on building a lavish theater complex so dazzling that it would attract customers even in tough economic times…et voilà, enter the spectacular Radio City Music Hall, the world’s largest indoor theater. Its glittering marquee is a full city block long, its shimmering gold curtain is the largest in the world, and its grand Art Deco interiors are the stuff of legends. Rockefeller’s daring paid off and then some–since 1933, the biggest names in entertainment, from Sinatra to Ray Charles to Bette Midler, have graced the stage. Over 700 films, among them New York classics like King Kong and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, have premiered here, and the Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes remains an annual sellout.
GO HERE WITH
Friends; family; kids; a date
WHY WE LIKE IT
Radio City Music Hall is a dramatic (and very convenient, with its Midtown location) spot for a concert or show. We'll take the refined interiors of this venue over some of the more sterile concert venues in the city, any day.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Seats close to the stage don’t have great views.
GOOD TO KNOW
If you take the Radio City Stage Door Tour, you’ll be treated to delights like meeting a real Rockette, exploring the plush Art Deco interiors, learning juicy secrets about things that have happened on the stage, and scoping out a nifty hydraulic backstage system that’s been in use since the 1930s. Tour tickets can be purchased from the Radio City Avenue store at Sixth Avenue. (No video cameras or mobile phones are allowed during the tour.) And if you’re coming for the Christmas Spectacular (which runs for eight weeks during the Christmas period), book early! The show has sold out every year since 1933.
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