Hammerstein Ballroom

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INFO The Hammerstein Ballroom, one of New York City's most iconic theaters, was built in 1906 as the Manhattan Opera House, but has since undergone many renovations and endured a parade of different ownerships. In 1997... ... read more

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Hammerstein Ballroom - Concert Venue in New York.

The Hammerstein Ballroom, one of New York City's most iconic theaters, was built in 1906 as the Manhattan Opera House, but has since undergone many renovations and endured a parade of different ownerships. In 1997, after major renovations and restorations to the classic opera house, the Hammerstein Ballroom reopened under its current name.

The versatile space features floor-level seating, three balconies, and side boxes, with a capacity of just under 3,500 people for concert events. Because of its superior acoustics, the ballroom has hosted many official live recordings, and performances at Hammerstein Ballroom have included sold-out shows for O.A.R, Korn, and Patti LaBelle.

Other past performers at Hammerstein Ballroom include Nicki Minaj, 30 Seconds to Mars, and the dance music event, the Cosmic Opera, which presented Axwell and Fedde LeGrand. The television show America's Got Talent has also taped several seasons here. Beverage concessions are available at three bars throughout the venue, which includes a full liquor list. The theater is best accessed by public transportation.

Hammerstein Ballroom User Reviews

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Great Venue
Billy L. Jun 14, 2013
This is the perfect venue for just about any concert. The area in front of the stage is open enough that the sound from the artist is clear, without reverb, while also providing a perfect open space for any style of event. There is room for dancing and interacting with fellow concert goers without feeling overwhelmingly crowded. However, even if the front of the concert does get a bit overwhelming, the upper balconies are usually open, and significantly less crowded, allowing the music to be heard without distraction. All in all, the Hammerstein Ballroom is one of my favorite concert venues and I cannot wait to come back for another show.
Great for Concerts
Risa C. Dec 9, 2012
I've been here for a few different concerts and I have to say it's one of my favorite concert venues. The open pit setup in front of the stage allows for moshing, or dancing, or general interaction with the other concert goers. While this can get a bit sweaty and crowded, if you need a break the upper balconies are usually available and a bit less crowded and if you stand in exactly the right spot (hint its on the back level between the bar and the terraced areas) you can stand directly under one of the elusive air conditioning vents. And as an avid drinker, there are also plenty of bars available on all the levels (hint #2: go upstairs or in the basement, the lines are shorter).
Perfect Size!
David G. Sep 14, 2012
This place is great. It's has a large enough capacity to get the big names to perform but it's still small enough that you can make eye contact with your favorite musical performers when they're rocking your favorite jams. Because this place is in NYC, it's simple to get the via mass transit or a taxi... which is ideal when you get a little too twisted during pregame or at the venue. If your from dirty Jerz, don't sweat it... Penn Station is a 15 minute walk away so you can stumble back to your Dover or NJ Coastline train to get back home. Highly recommended!
One of the Best Concert Venues
Sara G. Sep 14, 2012
Hammerstein Ballroom is awesome. Larger than Irving Plaza, it doesn't have quite the intimate feel that Irving does....but it is just as gorgeous, and the acoustics are just as good. Expect more of a bridge and tunnel crowd because it's so close to Penn Station (which was the best as a kid when I would come in from NJ). Tickets are generally fairly reasonable depending on who you are seeing. The shows are fun. General Admission shows in New York are the best. The crowds are fired up, but you really get to know your neighbor - and as the concert progresses and you guys bond over the music, they also become your protector. I used to love getting into the city a bit early, getting a cheap hot dog on the street, and trying to get someone who was actually 21 to buy us alcohol so we could get our teenage buzz on before going into Hammerstein. Wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared to get shoved around a little, and stepped on. But love every moment! It's Hammerstein Ballroom.
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