1260 6th Avenue
(between 50th Street and 51st Street)
Beside Rockefeller Center
Opened Dec 27, 1932
Radio City Music Hall was opened Dec 27, 1932 and is the biggest indoor "scen", theatre
in the world. The Music Hall is covering nearly a whole block (47839 sq yd). The theatre
is used for concerts and special affairs. The scene is approx 21 yd and 48 yd wide. In the
room there are no pillars, the place is well-known, becuse you can see well where ever
you are sitting on one of the 5.933 seats.
When the big stock exchange crash occured in year 1929, John D Rockefeller changes his
plans from buildning a opera house on the place to instead build an indoor theatre.
Mr Rockefeller rented the area and had plans to make this area attractive for the
commercial market even though the area at this time had a lot of not rented premises.
The project he started, with new architecture and design became a well-known symbol
for optimism and hope.
The Business partner became Radio Corporation, a young company under upswing. NBC´s
radio program had during this time a big amount of listeners and the company also
offered movies etc. The financial part were split between Rockefeller and NBC with
S.L Roxy Rothafel. Rothafel had a reputation to be a genius in theatre. This he got
when he combined different scenery and elements on the scene, this made many theatres
come alive again.
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Summer 2017: The New York Spectacular med The Rockettes
Radio City Music Hall
30 Jun - 17 Aug 2017
A brand new show with the fabulous Rockettes. Here they show New York for you!
If you have never seen the Rockettes perform, it is a must to see them !!!!
Radio City Music Hall should be a place where "ordinary" people could come to. They
should have a big range of high class entertainment to a low prices. The theatre should
be remembered for its classy entertainment and to entertain in general and also
to spread inspiration and joy.
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What have happened here during the years.....
Several movies have been played here and also several celebrities have performed here.
Since 1933, 700 movies have been showed here. Some you will recognize, among others the
original movie, "King Kong","Breakfast at Tiffany´s", "101 Dalmatians", "Lion King" etc.
Gary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Katharine Hepburn has also taken the price of most
played movies. All three have over 22 movies that have been played at Radio City Music Hall.
After year 1979 they stopped to show movies, only at special occasions it can
happen that some movies are played.
Picture: Radio City Hall / radiocity.com
Celebrities at Radio City Music Hall
Several celebrities that have performed on stage are among others, Betty Midler, Billy Crystal, The Eurythmics,
Barry Manilow, Liza Minnelli, Sting and Celine Dion etc.
Radio City Music Hall have also been known during the times to be the host of the
Grammy-, MTV- and ESPY awards.
When a person gets an assignment to play here at the scene, they really know how it feels
to be a celebrity!
Radio City Music Hall Stage Tour
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Radio City Music Hall
Join a guided tour of one of New York's most famous theater arena - Radio City Music Hall. Here many of the world celebrities have performed. It is also home to the fantastic Rockettes with their precision dances. They are world famous with there show - Radio City Christmas Spectacular - during Christmas in New York. Go behind the scenes and see the amazing entrance hall.