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Radio City Music Hall

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About Radio City Music Hall

The iconic Radio City Music Hall in midtown Manhattan is aptly nicknamed the “Showplace of the Nation.” The massive 6,015-seat theater — one of the biggest in the nation — has a marquee than spans the entire length of a New York City block. It’s home to the high-kicking Radio City Rockettes, and has attracted more than 300 million visitors from around the world for its varied programming — everything from film premieres to rock concerts to dance shows to awards ceremonies. The renowned entertainment venue is part of the Rockefeller Center complex, which includes the headquarters of NBC, the Rainbow Room, the epochal Christmas tree, and the world-famous ice skating rink. Opened in 1932, Radio City Music Hall remains a shrine of Art Deco design. Its golden proscenium arch stretches 100 feet wide and 60 feet high. Highlights of its interior design include a grand 40-foot high mural, bronze doors with low-reliefs, and even a gold leaf ceiling.
  • Fun Facts About Radio City Music Hall
  • There is a secret tunnel beneath the venue, which performers use to discreetly enter the building.
  • The Wurlitzer organ, the world’s largest pipe organ, was built for Radio City Music Hall.
  • There is a special holding room for the four-legged performers in the Christmas Spectacular, including camels and sheep.
Notable Shows and Performances: The film “National Velvet” starring Elizabeth Taylor premiered there in 1944. Many world-famous stars of the stage and screen have trod the boards at Radio City Music Hall. Madonna performed “Like a Virgin” for MTV’s first Video Music Awards in 1984. David Bowie, Prince, and Bette Midler have all performed concerts, and Liberace took his final bow at Radio City in 1987. The biggest theater event of the year, the Tony Awards, have been held at the landmark theater 18 times.
New York, NY 10020
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