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Radio City Music Hall
Located in the heart of New York City on Sixth Avenue, Radio City Music Hall is the biggest indoor theater in the world. Over 300 million people have come to the venue to see concerts, shows, movies, and special events including the annual Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes and the Tony Awards.
History of Radio City Music Hall
Following the stock market crash in 1929, John D. Rockefeller had a 24-year lease of property in Manhattan that he wanted to use for the Metropolitan Opera House. Instead, he decided to use it as a huge complex of buildings, today known as Rockefeller Center. Joined with S.L. Rothafel, a theater genius, the two of them made a dream a reality. Radio City Music Hall opened in 1932, and the rest is history!
Nicknamed as the “Showplace of the Nation,” Radio City Music Hall has become the top tourist destination in the Big Apple and is now owned by The Madison Square Garden Company. With the marquee a full block long, and seats over 5,000 people, Radio City is a must-visit for anyone!
Radio City Music Hall Tours
Radio City Stage Door Tour – The Radio City Stage Door Tour is an insider’s experience of the renowned theater. The guided visit offers views of art deco masterpieces, the historic Great Stage and the possibility of meeting a Radio City Rockette!
Tours run daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and depart approximately every half hour*
*The last tour on November 28th will be 2:30 p.m.
Radio City Music Hall Stage Door VIP Tour – In addition to the Stage Door Tour, this group tour gives you more surprises and exclusive experiences such as seeing rehearsal halls, dressing rooms, seeing the “Roxy Suite,” and checking out the lighting booth and sound room. If you have a big group, this tour is for you!
Radio City Art Deco Tour – This tour goes along with the Stage Door Tour, in addition to seeing a more detailed tour of the architecture and interior design of Radio City. Some sights you will see are the Grand Foyer, the auditorium, and all the lounges at the “Roxy Suite.”
Radio City Educational Tour – The Radio City Educational Tour is included with the Stage Door Tour, as well as a meet-and-greet with a member of the Radio City corporate or production team. There will be talk from the representative, along with a Q&A session. Don’t miss out on this extra feature of the tour!
Radio City Tour Ticket Prices
Children (12 & under), Students (with valid ID) and Seniors (65 and older): $26
Groups (15+): For pricing and purchasing, please call 212.465.6080 or email Group.Sales@msg.com
“I was here for the first time to see the Christmas Spectacular. The building itself is grand, & the Christmas Spectacular was outstanding, better than anticipated. . .It was an awe-inspiring show.”Deborah W. from Santa Rosa Beach, FLTripAdvisor
Take Amtrak to Radio City Music Hall
From Penn Station, take the 1 subway train toward 215th Street to 50th Street-Broadway. Radio City Music Hall is about a 5-minute walk east along 50th Street from the 50th Street-Broadway station. Or, from Penn Station, walk two (2) blocks north and one (1) block east to 34th Street-Herald Square Station and take the B, D, F or M subway trains to 47th-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center. Radio City Music Hall is about a 2-minute walk north along 6th Avenue from the 47th-50th/Rockefeller Center station.
Uber, Lyft and New York City Taxi are all available from Penn Station, too.
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