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Carnegie Hall

881 7th Ave., Second Floor, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212 247 7800
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Ranked #69 of 830 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Theaters, Concerts
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: This landmark performance center features everything from intimate solo artists to grand-scale musicals. Superb restaurants, a museum and gift shop... more » Owner description: This landmark performance center features everything from intimate solo artists to grand-scale musicals. Superb restaurants, a museum and gift shop make for a memorable visit. « less
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Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Little known fact, Carnegie Hall has more than 1 performance space. I recently saw Taffelmusik, a 19-piece Baroque orchestra, in Zankel hall. It is part of Carnegie Hall but NOT the famous classical hall you normally hear about. Zankel hall opened in 2003, and it proved unsuitable for the acoustic performance we attended. If you have ever heard a large... More

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Crestview, FL
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Our high school band (Wind Ensemble) was invited to perform. Some of the parents were able to go back stage. The stage hands were so nice, and allowed us to tour the back stage areas. The auditorium is beautiful beyond words. The view from the balcony area is amazing. The gift shop was great. The entire evening spent here was... More

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Harrow, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went to visit Carnegie hall & do the tour that was included in the attraction pass we purchased. This was one of the reasons that we purchased an extra day was to do this tour. We knew the times of the tours & we made sure we were there in advance with tour times after as well so we'd... More

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CH-Robert_P, Manager at Carnegie Hall, responded to this review

Xcape2sun, Thank you for your review of Carnegie Hall. We hope that you enjoyed your trip to New York. I apologize that tours were cancelled on the day of your visit. Because we are a live performance venue with different artists performing on our stage each night, the tours schedule is subject to change. One may visit our tours website... More

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We decided to see the Vienna Philharmonic while we were on vacation in NYC. What a great decision. We would have been happy seeing any performance here, just because it is such a gorgeous building. The Philharmonic was incredible.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

You cannot go wrong with a night of music on Carnegie Hall. There are lots of great restaurants within walking distance. The acoustics are amazing - I could hear single notes of any instrument at quite a distance from the stage. Renovations are underway to keep this beautiful landmark here for many generations to come.

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Melb
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Expected more - guide couldn't be heard, not engaging and access was the same as you would see at a performance. There is a lot more about the building that could be shared.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Our first experience at Carnegie Hall to see Michael Feinstein and it was incredible. We had great seats and knowing the history of the performers who have graced that stage was an unbelievable experience. Great seats and a great performance, who could ask for anything more.

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Docent led us on a tour of the main hall and explained much of its history. She was very knowledgeable and well-spoken. The tour cost $45 for two adults and three children - a bargain in Manhattan!

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Dayton, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Attended a performance for college guest appearance at Carnegie. We were extremely enamored with the venue. The history in the building and previous performances was delightful to take in. We were able to hear everything without any amplification of any of the soloist. Absolutely outstanding! I would have enjoyed a better selection in the gift shop for memorabilia, but certainly... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Recently toured Carnegie Hall with a group of students. Our guide, Leonore, was very knowledgeable and her presentation was informative and held the students' interest. During the one-hour tour, they learned the history of the building along with some interesting tidbits about the lives of the visionaries who planned it. The students were disappointed that they couldn't actually be on... More

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