Where to See Concerts in New York City
New York City is a music lover's dream, as the city that never sleeps is famous for its concerts, performing arts, and live music venues. From the huge performances such as at the Metropolitan Opera and Broadway Musicals to small nightclubs and bars with live music, New York offers a genre of music for everyone.
Church of St. Francis Xavier
Located on W. 15th near 6th Avenue, this gorgeous Jesuit church has a Romanesque style. They host regular concerts featuring their choir and handbell ensemble, which is a nice way to spend a relaxing evening away from the hustle of the city.
55 W 15th St, New York, New York, 10011
David H. Koch Theater
This theater for ballet, modern, and other forms of dance is part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It has been the home of the New York City Ballet since its opening in 1964, and in the past has been the home of the New York City Opera. It's a terrific venue for dance and concerts alike, so make sure you try to catch a show here if you're visiting.
20 West 62nd Street, NYC, New York
George Gershwin Theatre
Home to iconic shows such as Wicked, Oklahoma!, 1776, and Show Boat, the George Gershwin Theatre has been around since 1928 and operated under a few different names before honoring the famous composer George Gershwin in 1983.
222 West 51st Street, New York City, New York
Lincoln Center Theater
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts operates multiple theatres including the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, the Clare Tow Theatre, and the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. This location has put on a variety of spectacular shows that have come up in the ranks over the years.
150 West 65th Street, NYC, New York, 10023
Metropolitan Opera House
The Metropolitan Opera House (also known as The Met), located on Broadway at Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side is part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Opened in 1966 with approximately 3,800 seats, this is the largest repertory opera house in the world. It is home to the Metropolitan Opera Company but also hosts the American Ballet Theatre in the summer.
30 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC, New York
New Amsterdam Theatre
Built in 1903, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been host to a variety of popular shows for more than 100 years. In fact, the iconic architecture and decor often plays second fiddle to the big names that have entertained audiences here such as the Lion King, Mary Poppins, and recently Aladdin. As the theater is owned by Disney, visitors can expect more popular family-friendly musicals in the future.
214 West 42nd Street, NYC, New York, 10036
One of the most famous off-Broadway theatres, the Orpheum hosts a number of great shows, most recently of which is the smash-hit Stomp
. The theatre was originally constructed in 1904, and over the decades has hosted plenty of popular productions such as Anything Goes and Little Shop of Horrors.
126 2nd Avenue, NYC, New York, 10003
Prospect Park is located in Brooklyn and is a family-friendly place to explore with a carousel, a zoo, and Greenmarket. There's plenty of grassy areas and green space where you can enjoy a picnic or meet some friends at the ball fields for a pick-up game. During the warmer months you can also catch some outdoor music or even a show at the Prospect Park Bandshell.
Radio City Music Hall
The "Showplace of the Nation", this historic theatre is not just home to the Rockettes dance company, but also hosts a number of concerts, performances, stage shows, comedy acts, and other events that keep New Yorkers and visitors entertained year-round. Dating back to 1932, and significantly remodeled in 1999, this was once the world's largest auditorium. Now it's a terrific venue to take in a show any time of the year.
1260 6th Ave, New York City, New York, 10020
Richard Rodgers Theater
This large and famous theatre built in 1925 has recently hosted blockbuster shows such as Hamilton alongside dramatic classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The theatre has operated under a variety of names in its history, and in 1981 was named after the famous composer Richard Rogers.
226 West 46th Street, NYC, New York, 10036
The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center seats between 150 and 800 people.
58 Church Street, NYC, New York, 10048
This hipster neighborhood attracts the artsy and creative types. The are many coffee shops, live music venues, and a lively nightlife scene. For shopping, check out the many boutiques along Bedford Avenue. The neighborhood is accessible by the L train as well as the East River Ferry.
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