Hammerstein Ballroom - Manhattan Center

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311 West 34th Street (Between 8th & 9th Avenues)
(212) 279 7740 / www.mcstudios.com

 A serious New York mainstain concert venue for grand club and concert events. Capacity 2200.
The architecture alone in this beautiful old building is worth a visit. From President Obama at a
fundraiser dinner to classical, country, fashion and hip-hop concert events, this carnival is colossall.
It's been a significant part of Manhattan nightlife for many decades with a fascinating history.

Theater impresario Oscar Hammerstein I began the story with the debut of the Manhattan Opera
House in 1906. Built “to bring opera to the people,” the Manhattan Opera House quickly rivaled
the Metropolitan Opera in popularity, drawing both audiences and star performers to this exciting
new venue.When Hammerstein accepted a payment of $1.2 million from the Metropolitan Opera
for a 10-year moratorium on opera  performances in 1910, the new lessees, the Shubert Brothers,
brought vaudeville shows and popular music concerts to the Manhattan Opera House. Renaming
the building Manhattan Center in 1920. The Freemasons, new owners of the building, built the Grand
Ballroom on the roof of the existing opera house, and unintentionally created an acoustical masterpiece.
It has become the venue of choice for performances and recordings ever since.
Today, Manhattan Center is New York’s celebrated destination for extraordinary performances and unforgettable
special events. It is the premiere mid-size venue for corporate galas, charity fundraisers,award shows, rock concerts
and fashion shows.