Carnegie Hall

New York, United States

Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan. Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall has its own artistic programming, development, and marketing departments and presents about 250 performances each season. It is also rented out to performing groups.

Carnegie Hall has 3,671 seats, divided among three auditoriums. The largest one is the Stern Auditorium, a five-story auditorium with 2,804 seats. Also part of the complex are the 599-seat Zankel Hall on Seventh Avenue, as well as the 268-seat Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall on 57th Street. Besides the auditoriums, Carnegie Hall contains offices on its top stories.

Carnegie Hall, originally the Music Hall, was constructed between 1889 and 1891 as a venue shared by the Oratorio Society of New York and the New York Symphony Society. The hall was owned by the Carnegie family until 1925, after which Robert E. Simon and then his son, Robert E. Simon, Jr., became owner. Carnegie Hall was proposed for demolition in the 1950s in advance of the New York Philharmonic relocating to Lincoln Center in 1962. Though Carnegie Hall is designated a National Historic Landmark and protected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, it has not had a resident company since the New York Philharmonic moved out. Carnegie Hall was renovated multiple times throughout its history, including in the 1940s and 1980s.



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Founded: 1889-1891
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United States

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Michele Delco (2 years ago)
Excellent organization at entrance. Smooth lines. Vaccine cards checks, etc. Carnegie Hall is as expected a traditional place where you meet the peak of human being cultural and intellectual performances. Some of the audience should be educated a bit better but over all everyone is respectful of the artist and of each other. There's no dress code enforced but I'd recommend elegantly casual.
Mustafa DINCTURK (2 years ago)
Great hall, Only if the elevators work or the ushers were kind enough to show us the way. I like they are asking vaccine cards but not the way they are asking. They were really rude. Next to staff the hall is amazing. You hear the artists playing very next to you. Wonderful music and wonderful artists. This hall is one of a kind and treasure for New York city. Special thanks to Fazil say and Orpheus Orchestras.
Christopher Beard (2 years ago)
A once in a lifetime event and venue. I had the privilege of attending a performance of my daughter's high school choir from Lee's Summit MO. Of course I was a proud and beaming father... but on this magnificent and renowned stage made it ever so more glorious. Thank you, everyone there for a memorable experience, that I'll never forget.
Tam Hy (2 years ago)
When I was a little girl I always thought Carnegie Hall was for rich, older White people to enjoy. That is all I saw on t.v. However as an adult I entered the magnificent halls many times to enjoy classical music. This place is magical, inspirational, and one of the most beautiful musical halls In the world. The price of a ticket is also very reasonable. I really wish more New Yorkers would take advantage of Carnegie Hall.
Gayan Sampath (2 years ago)
You must visit Carnegie Hall if you are in New York City. It's a lovely and beautiful space, and the sound is incredible. I attended one concert there when I was in New York, which featured an interior deco. It was incredible. You should walk around. Carnegie Hall used to have University convocations most for NYC colleges. If you have time must visit Central park too since you can see who else was there. March 20 2019 I went to this place for my friend’s convocation.
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