About Beacon Theatre
Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Beacon Theatre is one of Broadway’s oldest, most historic, and most breathtaking performance spaces. With just over 2,800 seats, this three-tiered theater makes the most of limited space, providing an incredibly intimate experience. Whether it’s concert events, theater performances, or even awards shows, the Beacon delivers time and again!
The History of the Beacon Theatre
The Beacon Theatre opened its doors for the first time on Christmas Eve, 1929. Originally conceived as a movie theater, the Beacon continued in this proud tradition until the 1970s. Then, in 1974, the theater changed hands, and with it came a refurbishment to allow it to present live band performances instead. After being declared a national historic landmark in the early 1980s and a brief but failed attempt to turn the theater into a nightclub in 1987, the Beacon became one of the premier small-to-medium-sized concert halls in New York City, an identity it still possesses to this day.
What’s So Great About Beacon Theatre Events?
No matter where you’re sitting in the Beacon, you feel like you’re part of the show. Even on the third tier, high above the stage, sightlines are clear, and the relative size of the venue itself gives an intimate, cozy feel. Couple that with the classic 1920s architecture of the building itself, and the Beacon Theatre provides you the ultimate live concert experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Beacon Theatre located?
Beacon Theatre is situated in Manhattan, New York.
What kind of events does Beacon Theatre host?
Beacon Theatre events have seen some of the most iconic acts ever throughout the decades starting in the 1970s when it was turned into a live music venue. This includes historically legendary acts like the Grateful Dead, Queen, and the Allman Brothers. Iconic comedian George Carlin especially loved the Beacon, with many of his comedy shows filmed there. That’s just scratching the surface, though; more recently, the Beacon has hosted Cheryl Crow, Mandy Moore, Dionne Warwick, Styx, the Dave Matthews Band, Kansas, Bob Dylan, Blues Traveler, Rob Thomas, Godsmack – the list goes on and on.
Which team is playing at Beacon Theatre?
As this is a music venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at Beacon Theatre?
There is no official parking lot at Beacon Theatre events. If you wish to drive, there are a number of public parking lots and garages in the area. Generally speaking, the further from the venue you park, the cheaper the parking.
What is the seating capacity of Beacon Theatre?
Beacon Theatre concerts can host up to 2,800 screaming fans.
Who owns Beacon Theatre?
Beacon Theatre is owned by the Beacon Broadway Company.
How do I get to Beacon Theatre using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Beacon Theatre events on public transport are in luck. Beacon Theatre’s central location makes it easily accessible on the Subway, with a number of stops you can arrive at to reach the venue on time.