Carnegie Hall

Concert Hall, Historic Site
881 7th Ave (at W 57th St)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 247-7800
Monday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 6:00pm

Tips

  • Construction began in 1890 and it was named after Andrew Carnegie, who paid for its construction. It opened May 5 1891 with a concert conducted by Walter Damrosch & composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • The best concert auditorium in NYC hosts the worlds greatest orchestras, instrumentalists and singers. Lately, prominent world-music acts and even rock bands have been added to the mix.
  • The best of the best in classical music can be seen performing on the stage.
  • The Doors performed Carnegie Hall back in the winter of 1971!
  • Millions dream of stepping onto the stage thats hosted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., George Gershwin, Bob Dylan, and many other greats. - Green Guide Editor
  • One of the most prestigious venues in the world, the 120+ year old Carnegie Hall combines spectacular architecture with the world's most distinguished artists and composers.
  • Stop by the box office at least a half hour before it opens to snag $10 day-of discount passes. Just make sure to arrive extra early for popular or sold-out shows.
  • Don't forget to check in while here so your crew remembers how cultured and sophisticated you are!
  • PHOTO: The Beatles took the stage at Carnegie Hall in 1964, at the link!
  • the super cold and refreshing water fountain on the far right of the balcony entrance is your just reward for climbing up 200 flights of stairs.
  • One of the best concert halls in the world!
  • Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham was one of the last rent-stabilized tenants living in the artist studios above Carnegie Hall. He's narrated a slideshow recounting his 60 years in the building.
  • In 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt joined with Methodist bishops to honor the 200th anniversary of John Wesley's birth (from "Methodism and Politics in the Twentieth Century" by Mark Tooley).
  • Enjoy a classical concert at Carnegie Hall.
  • In Gayle Forman's novel WHERE SHE WENT, Carnegie Hall is where the main characters, Adam & Mia, see each other for the first time in three years.
  • An institution for music-lovers worldwide, the hall is also home to Philip Glass' big annual Tibet House benefit.
  • Even the bad seats are good.
  • Oh you fancy, huh? Then take advantage of the $10 student rush tickets on 57th and Seventh for Carnegie Hall.
  • The wine is a rip-off--get a mixed drink instead!
  • For some pop artist concerts, they set out bins of Ricola throat drops for guests to grab from on their way out. So don't be afraid to bring your inner tweeny bopper and SHOUT your hearts OUT!

Nearby places

59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
Broadway & 7th Ave (btwn W 42nd & 47th St)
119 W 56th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)