Because of the advantageous set up and acoustical arrangement of the Grand Ballroom, many artists- including Luciano Pavarotti, Dave Matthews and Emmylou Harris- have elected to perform live recordings at the Grand Ballroom. Because of it#25;s location in the center of the bustling city, there are numerous dining and hotel options nearby the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.
The grand Ballroom is one of two main venues at the Manhattan Center, the other being the Hammerstein Ballroom. The Grand ballroom is 10,000 square feet, with seating for approximately 1,200 in a theater-style formation. Approximately 550 can be seated for dinners with tables set up on the main floor. The Grand Ballroom has 40 foot high ceilings. The box office number is listed as 212-485-1534.