Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan. It gets its name from Andrew Carnegie, who provided the funds for its construction. He built it to serve as a venue where the New York Symphony Society and Oratorio Society of New York could be housed. The music hall opened in 1891, with the Carnegie family as the original owner. Many changes occurred during the years, and the building was even in danger of being demolished in 1960. That was when violinist Isaac Stern and many other artists urged the city to take over ownership. In 1962, Carnegie Hall earned a designation as a National Historic Landmark. The main auditorium is named after Isaac Stern. It has hosted performances by the New York Philharmonic, other classical groups and popular music performers. Find Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium tickets at StubHub.
What is the seating arrangement?
The auditorium has five levels of seating. In total, there are 2,804 seats, with the bulk of the seating being in the lower Parquet level. Here, rows start at A and end at CC. The First Tier and Second Tier boxes have 264 and 238 seats, respectively. The Dress Circle level has 444 seats, and the Balcony is quite large, with 837 seats.
Is there accessible seating?
Accessible seating can be found on several levels. The front and back of the Parquet have spots for people in wheelchairs and their companions, as do the Second Tier and Dress Circle level. The double doors near Seventh Avenue, on 57th Street, are accessible, and the auditorium has two elevators. Anyone who needs assistance getting to his or her seat request assistance from a lobby attendant.
How early can I arrive?
Doors to Carnegie Hall open one hour prior to the start time, and doors to Stern Auditorium open up half an hour before the performance is scheduled to begin.
Are food and drink available for purchase?
Before performances and during intermissions at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium events, food and drink are available at the Cafe located in the venue. Outside food and drinks are also allowed. All items must be consumed in the lobby, not in the seating areas.
Is there on-site parking?
There is no parking garage at Carnegie Hall, but there are several located within a few blocks. Some garages offer special parking rates for those going to Carnegie Hall. Those include 200 CPS (at 200 Central Park South, GMC Cityspire (at West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), and Icon Parking (at 235 West 56th Street).
What do you recommend for public transportation?
Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium events are easily accessed by taking public transportation. Several buses, to include the M5, M7 and M10, stop near the theater. For those taking the subway, there are many possibilities. The A/C/E, B/D/F, 1, and N/Q/R/W lines all stop in the vicinity of the auditorium.Back to Top
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