Radio City Music Hall opened on December 27, 1932. Radio City Music Hall is not a Broadway theatre, despite its size, but the venue regularly hosts the biggest night in the Broadway calendar: The Tony Awards. The hall is also home to New York City's Rockettes, best known for their annual Christmas Spectacular.
Edward Durell Stone and Donald Deskey designed the building, which is now a designated New York City landmark. For hosting a variety of high-profile concerts, theatre, dance shows, awards ceremonies, and more, Radio City Music Hall is nicknamed "The Showplace of the Nation."
Another iconic NYC venue, the Metropolitan Opera House, was supposed to be built where Radio City is now. That building became part of Lincoln Center instead.
Radio City Music Hall is closest to the 47-50 St. - Rockefeller Center subway stop on the B, D, F, and M line. The nearest bus stops are Ave of The Americas/W 50 St. on the M5 and M7 lines and 6 Av./W 48 St. on the QM1, QM2, QM3, QM4, QM5, QM6, and QM20 lines.
Popular restaurants near Radio City Music Hall include Del Frisco's Steakhouse, Oceana (seafood), The Elgin (American), Ted's Montana Grill (American), Havana Central (Cuban), and Connolly's Irish pub. Also across the street is Magnolia Bakery, a dessert shop famous for its banana pudding.
Radio City Music Hall has 5,960 seats across four levels. When the building first opened, it was the world's largest auditorium.