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The Beacon Theatre

Experience one of New York City's most iconic venues on the Upper West Side!

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The Beacon Theatre

The Beacon Theatre, located on the Upper West Side between 74th and 75th Street, is one of the most popular and intimate theaters that the Big Apple has to offer. This 2,600 seat venue provides both a huge stage feel and an intimate feel, where the audience can enjoy a concert in a spacious theater. Come and see the many artistic performers at the Beacon Theatre on your next trip to New York City!

History of the Beacon Theatre

Built in 1929, the Beacon Theatre was designed by an architect named Walter W. Ahlschlager who wanted to make the venue have “art deco style.” Originally, the venue was used for showing silent films but was eventually used for the first sound movies in the city.

The Beacon was a movie theater up until the 1970s when it was turned into a concert venue. Popular artists that first played there include The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band and many more throughout its illustrious history.

Over the years, in addition to movies and concerts, the Beacon has hosted special events such as the Tony Awards, particularly for the 70th anniversary of the awards. With its close-knit setting and great acoustics, the Beacon Theatre is a must for seeing a concert or event.

Upcoming Popular Shows at the Beacon Theatre (November 2018- February 2019)

November 5th-6th, 8:00 pm- Lake Street Dive
November 7th, 8:00 pm- Lucinda Williams and her band BUICK6
November 8th, 7:30 pm- Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips
November 15th-16th, 8:00 pm- The Doobie Brothers
November 20th, 8:00 pm- John Butler Trio+
November 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th, 8:00 pm- Bob Dylan and His Band
December 1st, 8:00 pm- Bob Dylan and His Band
December 8th, 8:00 pm- Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays
December 11th, 8:30 pm- Brett Eldredge: GLOW Live
December 12th, 8:00 pm- Lindsey Stirling- The Wanderland Tour
December 13th, 7:30 pm- Holiday in New York featuring Charlie Puth
December 16th, 7:30 pm- Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship
December 17th, 8:00 pm- Ingrid Michaelson’s 12th Annual Holiday Hop
December 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 8:00 pm- Pentatonix- The Christmas Is Here! Tour
December 29th, 8:00 pm and December 31st, 9:00 pm- Gov’t Mule
January 11th, 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm- Jerry Seinfeld
February 8th, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm- Jerry Seinfeld

I went to see some friends of mine perform at this venue earlier this year. You just can’t match this old style and flair like the Beacon. So much history and authenticity based in nostalgia at this location. Staff was very kind in helping find our seats. The event was sold out so patrons were hungry to get to the seats. Old style and old TRUE customer service.

Jeff B, Oklahoma City, OK

Take Amtrak to the Beacon Theatre

Experience an unforgettable night to the Beacon Theatre via to Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! From Penn Station, take the 3 subway train toward Harlem to 72nd Street-Broadway. The Beacon Theater is about a 3-minute walk north along Broadway from the 72nd Street-Broadway station. Uber, Lyft and New York City Taxi are all available from Penn Station, too.

Where to Stay in NYC

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all New York City has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!