I have been to Radio City Music Hall only a few times and not in a recent year. I would like to take a friend but would like to have a "spectacular," something on the order of the Christmas or Easter performances that make good use of the staging. But something other than those two. Have you a suggestion?
Radio City Music Hall is still one of the best Christmas traditions. My mom went every year when she was small and she finally took me to see the Rockettes and the theatre. It is absolutely beautiful and the show was a lot of fun. I can't believe the stage is large enough for live animals in the show. I would go every year if I could.
the christmas show is a must at least once in your life..I rememenber going as a child and being amazed by no only the show but the long stairways and the decorations,, now I take my children every couple of years.. you can get buy one get one free tickets,, from the entertainment book or look on their website for discount too..
This has to be the best venue to see a concert. I saw Josh Groban at Radio City Music Hall and it was by far the best show I have ever seen. The sound at Radio City was incredible. There really isn't a bad seat in the place. The one negative is that the seats are very tight...your knees hit the seat in front of you. But you forget about that once you hear the sound of the music. We had an incredible time! Can't wait to go back.
Radio City Music Hall is a must visit for everyone, New yorkers and non new yorkers alike. Especially around the holidays when teh Christmas Spectaular is playing! I go yearly and I enjoy it very much each time - its a fantastic live performance that is well worth the price of admission. Good for all ages, I went with a 7 year old and she had a great time and didnt complain once about being bored.
New York City is famous for very little more than Radio City Music Hall and its dancing Rockettes. Sure, Radio City has more than just the Christmas show, but let's be real, the Christmas show is what people are coming to see. This historical theater is huge and allows everyone in the theater to see, regardless of where your seat is. The sound coming through the theater is excellent, and you're guaranteed to have a good time no matter what you see!
It might just be me, but I have never been able to enjoy concerts at the Radio City Music Hall. One of the biggest tourist attractions of New York and a staple of family entertainment around Christmas, it has never managed to capture my heart.
The place is huge, overdecorated to ridiculous proportions and full of the sense of its own historical importance. Because of its size, the acoustics are not that great - which would have been ok for a smaller, more unassuming concert venue, but in this highly overpriced location it's unacceptable.
Speaking of the price, Radio City tickets cost way too much. There are separate tickets sold for tours of the historic premises, but it seems that they think that if you're going to see a concert there, you'll inevitably be seeing the premises, so you have to pay for both.
CONS: Overpriced, stuffy atmosphere, bad acoustics
Radio City Music Hall offers the Christmas Spectacular every year staring the rockets. It's a great show but very expensive. Parking in New York is very limited so your going to have to take public transportation over there or park in the garage. Word of caution, do not go on the lighting of the Christmas tree. You'll be bombarded by people. It's crazy over there at that time.$25 tickets will get you nose bleeder seats and the kids won't be able to see anything but you'll enjoy the music.
Did you know that the original operator and owner of Radio City music hall vented laughing gas into the auditorium to produce a heightened psychological effect on the audience? He was stopped, but it's a good story nonetheless. It was also converted into a movie theater after the live stageshows failed to acquire an audience in the 20s, and was eventually brought back as a glitzy Vegas-esque show hall. I went there once with a friend and it's decent. A lot of spectacle, but at the end it's just a really big stage with a lot of seating. I wish they still had the animal menagerie.
Radio City Music Hall has incredible acoustics. Whether you see a rock concert or play, you always have a great seat. The interior is impressive and well preserved. The main foyer makes a beautiful first impression no matter what entrance you arrive at. The venue is known to attract great artisits.
Just entering the VERY big Radio City Music Hall is an experience by itself. It's a great, beautiful, big theatre with great view from every seat, even from the very high Balcony. The Service there is one of the best on Broadway, nice and very friendly. Seeing the yearly Christmas show there is a must for you and your kinds. The theatre is also offering a great backstage tour, ask the staff for more information about it! Very Recommended Theatre!
PROS: Great theatre overall.
I know prior to moving to NYC I just thought of it as a Christmas favorite; however, it's way more then this. I have seen a variety of concerts here including VH1 performances, Maroon 5. It's central midtown location makes it a great way to continue your day/evening by visiting local restaurants and stores or to take additional transportation to youir next stop.
PROS: Great building for events, great location, landmark
CONS: Congested area
There's no better place to see a live show than Radio City Music Hall. I remember coming to see their Christmas Show when I was about 6 years old and what fun that was. Well it's still fun today. It's just not the holidays without a trip to Radio City & the Rockettes! Concerts are also great here - the sound is just amazing. The souveniers are definitely over priced so you may want to just pick up one but this is definitely a place not to be missed by tourists or native New Yorkers alike. It's definitely a way to impress any out of town relatives or friends you may have visiting with you.
I have been here several times for concerts and the Christmas Spectacular. It is located near Rocafeller plaza. The inside is gorgeous and the concert hall is huge. The best part about the Christmas Spectacular is definately the Rocketts and the Nutcracker performance. Ticket prices for events at Radio City Music Hall are usually reasonably priced, considering that this is such a spectacular venue. It is always a treat to go here.
For the best in audience enjoyment, you won't find any better acoustics than here at Radio City Music Hall. Whether a Kenny G concert or the Rockettes, prepare to thoroughly enjoy yourself in each seat. For the more popular shows, book early, but you can also try and get lucky with 'no show' tickets on the day of the performance
Unlike the previous reviewer, I will attempt to tell you about the actual experience of going here, rather than giving you its brief history, hehe. I really liked this place when I went here. It is just really classy and clean. They tend to get a lot of the big names coming through which makes it a place to watch for someone you're interested in seeing. Good atmosphere and comfortable seating.
America's most popular entertainers have thrilled audiences at Radio City Music Hall since its doors opened December 27, 1932. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr. and Tony Bennett to mention only a few of the celebrities and luminaries to grace the Great Stage.
"Radio City was to be a palace of the people. A place of beauty offering high quality entertainment It was intended to entertain and amuse, but also to elevate and inspire." - Gail Greet Hannah, Radio City Music Hall, A Legend is Reborn.
Radio City Music Hall completed a seven month $70 million restoration in 1999. From the famed marquee to the seats and the ceilings to the carpets, the restoration returned Radio City Music Hall to its famed glory.
I went to the spectacular in December and the daytime emmy awards here. Good lighting and very professional, but people shuv and push in crowds.
Pros: Good Shows If You Are Near The Orchestra
Cons: Too big, Much Crowds, Long lines and waits
We'd walked by Radio City Music Hall so many times and not once did we manage to set foot inside.
We decided to change that and play tourist; we signed up for the Radio City Stage Door Tour....while the tour was at times very hokey (meeting a Rockette and taking pictures with said Rockette) overall is was a wonderful tour and a great learning experience. We really enjoyed learning more about the inner workings of Radio City and more about the history of the building, the people, and the shows held inside. Don't miss this tour in you're at all interested in Radio City Music Hall.
My wife and I come to NYC every year from Florida and bring our adult kids as part of their Christmas gift. We go to the Christmas Spectacular every year, even though the show was pretty much the same until the 75th. No matter; great show in a spectacular venue. Live camels in the Nativity scene!
The building itself is magnificent. Absolute must see. New York, New York.
Pros: Every seat is a good buy
Cons: Not enough time to look around
Radio City itself is a beautiful place and well worth a ticket price to enjoy it. We saw the Christmas Spectacular there 12.18.06. The building is super and the show was amazing as well. The tickets were only $80 total and it was worth every penny!
Pros: Amazing sight, sound, and ambience!
tons fo fun, love the city and radio city is one of the best places to go!!
Simply a gorgeous, gorgeous theater. OK, it's all seating, but the seats are very comfy with plenty of legroom. Acoustics are excellent. And the design is beautiful. You feel like you're one of the aristocracy back in 19th century Europe. I saw D'Angelo here and it was one of the best shows of my life.