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Carnegie Hall

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Address: 881 7th Ave., Second Floor, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212 247 7800
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This landmark performance center features everything from intimate solo...

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.

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

The answer to this famous question is "practice, practice, practice." Carnegie Hall has been synonymous with great music for over 100 years. The hall is named after Andrew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The answer to this famous question is "practice, practice, practice." Carnegie Hall has been synonymous with great music for over 100 years. The hall is named after Andrew Carnegie, steel baron and philanthropist, a major benefactor to the hall. It's an impressive building, well worth a look, even if from the outside.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this iconic theatre the last week for the CBS Upfront presentation. It is definitely a gem. I loved the architecture and orchestra seating.

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful and iconic venue, we took the opportunity to book tickets to a concert while we were in New York. This majestic venue takes you back in time, with plush velvet seats, delightful ushers, and in our case the chance to enjoy one of their many private boxes. Tickets were affordable, and simply for the chance to be entertained... More 

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Red Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience. Came to NY to see my sister play in the orchestra. A great privilege for her and great experience for my brother and I. Beautiful theatre and every seat gives you a great view of the stage. The acoustics are fabulous. Brought tears to my eyes. Any performance is a must do.

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited Carnegie Hall to take part in their excellent backstage tour last year, but recently got the chance to witness a possibly once-in-a-lifetime concert, Rufus Wainwright's re-enactment of Judy Garland's legendary 1961 event, which he last performed here in 2006. This isn't a review of the concert though, as it was one-off rather than a long-standing Broadway show.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was privileged to perform here this week with a choral group and an orchestra. The acoustics are fantastic, and to know that so many famous people performed here in the past - great place to visit also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Ordered tickets online and picked up at box office. It was very easy. Beautiful place/acoustics. However, I did not find the staff very friendly at all. I understand they were getting frustrated with directing the crowd but no need to be yelling and some were like barking orders.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

What a most wonderful place this is ! The architecture is grand, the personnel was business-like but gracious, the rest rooms were adequate and modern. The acoustics were first-rate . I attended the one-time only performance of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and they did justice to the grandeur of Carnegie Hall .

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Carnegie Hall is a beautiful building and a great place to see a performance. We were able to see several bands and orchestras perform and enjoyed everyone of them. Great place for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were lucky enough to get tickets to a Sunday afternoon orchestra/choir concert. We did this because no tours were available (due to the concert!), but this turned out to be a great way to not only see the grandeur of this building, but also get to experience the amazing sound of music here! This place is truly amazing, and... More 

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