The Beacon Theatre was built in 1929 in an Art Deco style by Walter Ahlschlager. Designated a New York landmark by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Committee in 1979, it has been providing memorable entertainment to New York City ever since. The theater was extensively renovated in 2009, with a focus on restoring the Beacon to its original grandeur in an effort that has won the venue several architectural awards. Many legendary musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Ray LaMontagne, the Allman Brothers, Steely Dan and Coldplay have performed here, and the Beacon has also hosted events such as the Tribeca Film Festival and various comedy guests like Jerry Seinfeld. Get your Beacon Theatre tickets at StubHub.
What is the Beacon Theatre seating capacity?
The Beacon Theatre can seat 2,894 people. Box (loge) seating is also available for a more intimate experience.
What is the best seating for an acoustic event at the Beacon Theatre?
For the best sound during a concert performance, patrons should sit in the balcony. This area was a major focus during the 2009 restoration, and much attention was paid to sound enhancement.
Is the Beacon Theatre accessible by public transportation?
It is easy to get to the Beacon Theatre by bus, subway or train. Buses include Q55, QM24, M5, M101, QM5, M57, SIM31, B57, M14A, M11, B37 and X38. The subway runs to the Beacon Theatre from Ridgewood, The Mermaid Inn, Clover Club Tompkins Square Bagels and Habana Outpost.
Is there on-site parking?
There is no on-site parking at the Beacon Theatre, but there is parking available at paid parking garages and lots in the nearby vicinity.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
You can visit the concession stands in the lobby, loge and balcony areas for candy, soda, water and coffee. During some events, popcorn and pretzels are available for purchase. Beer, wine and spirits are also available at select Beacon Theatre events. Food and drinks are allowed in the seating areas.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
There are many fun attractions close to the Beacon Theatre venue. Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, 5th Avenue and the Metropolitan Opera are all less than a mile away.
Is the Beacon Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The Beacon Theatre offers a range of accessible accommodations to provide for patrons with wheelchair, limited mobility, vision and auditory needs. Assistive listening devices are available upon request. You can also request a wheelchair for transportation purposes and have your wheelchair stored by the staff as you will not be able to stay seated in the wheelchair during the event. Service animals are permitted.Back to Top
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