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Hammerstein Ballroom

Map & Directions 311 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
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212-279-7740
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This 12,000 square foot concert was originally built by Oscar Hammerstein in 1906 as an opera house. It's since been a vaudeville hall, a Freemasons' Temple, and, in its current incarnation, a marquee-name pop music venue. Acts as diverse as Weezer and Underworld have performed here but, with a capacity of 3,000, it can often be difficult to see the stage from the standing-room, unslanted first floor. Regardless, Hammerstein has opera house-quality acoustics, so every seat sounds like the best in house.

 
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  • The New Yorker on 08/16/10

    Charlie Chaplin said in 1978 that “it was Willie Hammerstein, Oscar’s son, who invented pie-throwing” as a gag for one of Chaplin’s acts.

  • VH1 on 12/18/11

    The home of 2011 #VH1DIVAS Celebrates Soul - watch the show Monday, Dec 19 at 9/8c on VH1!

  • Comedy Central on 03/09/11

    Q: Who wants to kiss Donald J. Trump's ass at his Roast next Tuesday, March 15 at 10:30/9:30c? A: No one! Comedy Central's Roast of Donald Trump (Taped @ Hammerstein Ballroom)

  • Comedy Central on 03/26/11

    @TheComedyAwards Taping the main event tonight in Hammerstein Ballroom. Watch out for the latest updates, pics and more -#ComedyAwards. Airing April 10 at 9/8c!

  • Hector A. on 05/04/11

    It's Kylie! *gay coma*

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