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Beacon Theatre

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Upper West Side
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Address: 2124 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-1746
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Favorite Classic Venue

The Beacon is an amazing classic theatre. From watching the Allman Brothers countless times rock this room to working backstage with Cyndi Lauper, the Beacon will always have a... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2016
Addie S
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 21, 2016

The Beacon is an amazing classic theatre. From watching the Allman Brothers countless times rock this room to working backstage with Cyndi Lauper, the Beacon will always have a special place in my heart. Highly recommend anyone see anything here. Thanks!

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West Point, Virginia
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Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends to a sold out Gladys Knight and O Jays concert. Intake is pretty jammed up with narrow entry way. Once inside it was excellent. Our loge seats were on the edge but the angle was such that we had a great view. Seats were amply wide and legroom was the best I have encountered at any NYC... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed January 16, 2016

Came here for the Mariah Carey Christmas show. The venue is beautiful. I was really surprised however at the lack of security to get in. Nobody checking the men and my friend had her purse searched for about 3 seconds..I figured this being NYC and with everything going on in the world there would have been more security. Drinks are... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and I absolutely love everything Christmas. I missed Mariah's Christmas concert at the Beacon last year and didn't want to miss it this year. I must admit- I was a bit apprehensive as there was talk that she had been struggling with her voice (cold, laryngitis?). What can I say? Her voice... More 

Thank Wanderlust1127
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Reviewed January 10, 2016

I went to the Beacon to see the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You concert!! The Theatre is just gorgeous!! The show was spectacularly festive!! I was most definitely in the Christmas spirit after seeing Mariah on stage and up close and personal as she was leaving the theatre.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 9, 2016

I've been to this theater twice, each time I've seen Mariah's Christmas Show and each time it's been great. There's really no bad seat in the house! No matter what level you're on, you can see Mariah's (or whoever is performing) face. There's no screens or anything to show you what's going on down on stage, because you're so close... More 

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New Hampshire
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Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Fell in love with this theater as soon as I walked into lobby. Beautifully restored. Was there for New Year's Eve, had a great time! I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Only complaint is that when getting beverages, they should have a separate area for those people who only want water. Stood in line forever,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed January 1, 2016

Beautiful theater... we saw Government Mule. sound system was great. this is the third time at this venue and I will be back.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed December 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On the Upper West Side - a very quaint and cosy theatre. Saw Mariah Carey's Xmas Show there and was more than pleasantly surprised as Xmas Carols were completed in jazz, blues and gospel formats. The Theatre also hosted The Rolling Stones - where Scorscese shot Shine A Light now that my friends would have been worth seeing. Great seats... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went to Mariah's December 18th show. She was amazing! I love this venue, I'm sure there really is no bad seat although front row would be awesome!. We sat in Loge centre Row B seats 111-112. I would highly recommend Loge, we were able to see everything perfectly and the sound was great!

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