The architect Charles Rentz designed the Webster Hall Queen Anne-style building in 1886 for Charles Goldstein, who lived in the building with his family. The building featured pilasters, a cornice, sections of mansard roofing (destroyed by fire) and dormers. Goldstein soon began renting the building out for performances and for private events. During the 1910s and 1920s, the building was used for political and social causes and also for more risquŽ entertainment events. In the 1950s, Webster Hall started showcasing musical performances, including Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing and Fiddler on the Roof, and presented performers like Elvis Presley, Harry Belafonte, Julie Andrews, Ray Charles and others. Webster Hall operated as the home of The Ritz during 1980-1989, then it was bought and renovated by the Ballinger brothers in 1992. Today, Webster Hall is owned by BSE Global and features artists like Faith No More, Sharon Van Etten, JoJo, Metallica, Green Day, Patti Smith, Infected Mushroom and many more. Enjoy a lively evening by getting Webster Hall tickets at StubHub for your event of choice.
What is the Webster Hall seating capacity?
The Grand Ballroom can seat 1,500 people, the Marlin Room 600 people and the Studio 400 people, for a total seating capacity of 2,500.
Is Webster Hall accessible by public transportation?
Patrons can get to Webster Hall events by bus and subway. Bus routes M1, M103, M102, Q60 and M15 service the area, and Subway lines 6 and E have local stations.
Is there on-site parking available at Webster Hall?
There is no on-site parking at Webster Hall events, but there are several paid parking garages nearby. This includes Icon Parking, Park-it Management, Champion Parking and Impark. A train runs from Midtown Manhattan to the East Village.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings at Webster Hall?
Webster Hall was closed from 2017 to 2019 for renovations, and the current availability of concessions is not known. There are many nearby restaurants that patrons can visit, though, like The Smith, Linen Hall, Union Square CafŽ, Tim Ho Wan and many more.
Are there other things to do in East Village while visiting Webster Hall?
This is Manhattan, and there are lots and lots of things to see and do when you are in town to enjoy a show at Webster Hall. The Brooklyn Bridge is an iconic symbol of New York City that everyone needs to see, along with Times Square and the Empire State Building. If you just want to take an hour and relax, check out the Amsterdam Billiards Club for a game of pool.
Is Webster Hall a wheelchair-friendly facility?
There is accessible seating available for reservation. Formerly, there were no elevators, and patrons required assistance to enter the restrooms. A renovation in 2019 has added an elevator and upgraded the restrooms, so they are now fully accessible and ADA-compliant.
Can children attend shows at Webster Hall?
There is no specific information about the admittance of children for the reopened Webster Hall. Depending on the event, the venue will specify age limits on the tickets.Back to Top
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