Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Neighborhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 57th St – 7th Ave • 1 min walk
  • 57th St • 4 min walk
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  • jendon
    Sault Ste. Marie, Canada177 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Carnegie Hall Tour
    Took the Carnegie Hall public tour in October 2023. Excellent value for the $20 cost. We attempted to purchase online, but was "over the limit" for online purchases. Was able to purchase in-person at the box office without problem, and without the $3 per ticket online fee. Tour went over the 60 minute estimate. Docent had extensive knowledge of the Hall and was pleased to share and answer questions. Special treat was a sound-check performance by Jens Lindemann, Canadian trumpeter. This was a complete surprise and the docent said it had never happened on any of her previous tours! A tour well worth the time and money!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Ashely Fang
    New York City, New York364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entrances are Important
    Just went for a concert and had a great time! The acoustics are wonderful and almost all seats give a good view of the stage. Just make sure you arrive on time as it can take a while to climb all the stairs to get to your seats. Like an opera house, the seating and aisles are very narrow. As there are multiple entrances to multiple shows, make sure you ask which one is the correct one.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 9, 2024
  • Ace5150
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an iconic building
    What a beautiful building on the outside, but inside is stunnng! Such a grandiose place, with a rich history of very famous performers from The Beatles to Led Zep, from Billy Joel to Stevie Ray Vaughan.......only the very best get to perform here. You can really appreciate the venue when you visit, it's steeped in history and the acoustics are simply stunning.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 9, 2024
  • asklepios
    New York City, New York15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Concert Hall with a Glorious History.
    We were performing Mozart's Coronation mass in this venerable institution. There are no seats on the risers, which can be tough for some performers. Moreover we had zero ability to evaluate our sound, and make adjustments as needed. However, the audience seemed to like what we did. Later we sat in the back of the audience for a performance of the Beethoven 5th. From that perspective the sound was excellent. As old and venerable as it is, it's probably time for the Carnegie to undergo a fundamental refurbishment.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 12, 2024
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Butch F
Woodstock, GA142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I knew before i arrived that this was going to be a very special night and it surpassed my expectations. Carnegie Hall is a extremely beautiful venue but with the curved walls and all of the balcony boxes you might be suspicious of the acoustics. They are perfect,and their does not seem to be a bad seat in the house. Some of the greatest musical artist in the world perform here.
Written February 1, 2020
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Thank you for the fantastic review of Carnegie Hall. We hope to welcome you to another concert soon!
Written February 6, 2020
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travelbag3011
Birmingham, UK275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I wasn't quite sure what to expect on arrival, but I was simply blown away by the beauty of the place. The acoustics are amazing and you can do nothing other than enjoy the performance when you're there. There are also shops and museums in situ so there's a great opportunity to explore these too to find out more about this amazing concert venue.
Written April 15, 2020
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Thank you for the great review, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Carnegie Hall.
Written April 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jendon
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Took the Carnegie Hall public tour in October 2023. Excellent value for the $20 cost. We attempted to purchase online, but was "over the limit" for online purchases. Was able to purchase in-person at the box office without problem, and without the $3 per ticket online fee.

Tour went over the 60 minute estimate. Docent had extensive knowledge of the Hall and was pleased to share and answer questions.

Special treat was a sound-check performance by Jens Lindemann, Canadian trumpeter. This was a complete surprise and the docent said it had never happened on any of her previous tours!

A tour well worth the time and money!
Written October 29, 2023
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Jon W
London, UK15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
The staff were extremely rude and unfriendly. I have no issue with providing ID and proof of vaccination: in fact I think it’s a good thing. What I do have an issue with is abrupt door staff speaking to me in an accusatory tone when I’ve come to have a nice time. Many of the staff here clearly enjoyed the power trip and would be better suited to working at border control. They also didn’t allow my young daughter into the venue (even though she had a mask). This made her cry. So in summary, the customer service here is terrible, and the rules regarding covid are draconian to the point of being paranoid.
Written June 26, 2022
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Irishmom4
Haverhill, MA131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you are looking for something different to do in NYC, we suggest the Carnegie Hall tour. The docent had a large amount of interesting information & the hall is just beautiful. You learn about how it was built, why it was built & the multitalented people who have been on its stage.... then go treat yourself to a lovely lunch!
Written January 2, 2020
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Our tours are a great way to get an insider's view of the world's most famous concert venue. Thank you for your review of our Carnegie Hall guided tour, and we look forward to welcoming you to a concert soon.
Written January 8, 2020
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lfbmonkey
fort lee , new jersey796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
As near to perfect acoustics that can be attained, this hall is beautiful s well as historic. Be aware there is limited elevator service so you may have to wait, otherwise you hoof it. I do not think there is a bad seat in the house. One level has thin poles but they really do not interfere. Get closer to see the faces of the performers.
Written February 26, 2020
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We thank you for your great review of Carnegie Hall and hope to welcome you back soon.
Written February 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Louise K
New York City, NY5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Buyers of tickets to Tier 2 Row 54 BEWARE! My husband and I attended a concert last night. Tier 2, Row 54 is a box seat. It was intended to contain two rows of seats but they have crammed in a third. If tickets to all 8 seats in the box are sold, not all of them can be occupied because there is no space whatsoever allocated for legs between the front of the two seats in the back row and the back of the seats in the middle row. The outcome was that one of the back row ticket holders stood during the entire concert and the second back row ticket holder sat sideways, facing away from the stage and towards the back of the hall.
Written December 2, 2022
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asklepios
New York City, NY15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were performing Mozart's Coronation mass in this venerable institution. There are no seats on the risers, which can be tough for some performers. Moreover we had zero ability to evaluate our sound, and make adjustments as needed. However, the audience seemed to like what we did. Later we sat in the back of the audience for a performance of the Beethoven 5th. From that perspective the sound was excellent. As old and venerable as it is, it's probably time for the Carnegie to undergo a fundamental refurbishment.
Written April 12, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Angie
Bolivar, MO3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
It was the most beautiful and peaceful place to go. I had a private concert where only so many people could go and watch us preform. I went with my mom, dad and concert choir (singing class aka Show Choir). I was in 8th grade. I visited this place in 2016 (I think).
Written March 15, 2020
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Thank you for the great review, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Carnegie Hall.
Written April 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

phvi2617
Anaheim, CA585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I saw the Met Orchestra perform an all-Berlioz program. The ensemble played wonderfully, and it was great to hear them in such an iconic venue. Although it's a little far away, the acoustics from the balcony are clear and rich. Great experience!
Written July 23, 2022
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