About Hammerstein Ballroom
Hammerstein Ballroom is a ballroom and entertainment venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The venue is at the corner of 34th street and 8th avenue, just a few blocks from Penn Station. Hammerstein Ballroom opened in 1906 as an opera house and the home of the Manhattan Opera Company. It has evolved into a venue for musical acts of all genres, as well as pro wrestling events, ceremonies, and private events. Hammerstein Ballroom underwent an extensive renovation in 1997 and currently has a capacity of 3,500 people for concerts.
Where are the Best Places to Sit at Hammerstein Ballroom
For concerts at Hammerstein Ballroom, there are three sections of general admission floor seats that can get guests as close to the stage as possible. Outside of that, sections 102-104 are the best places to sit, as they have a straight-ahead view of the stage. The same is true for section 202, although it is further from the stage. Hammerstein Ballroom also has box seats on both sides of the venue, although they have an angled view of the stage.
Tips for Visiting Hammerstein Ballroom
Arriving early is encouraged for events at Hammerstein Ballroom. Getting through security can take a fair amount of time, so arriving 60-90 minutes before the event begins can be helpful. Also, since the floor level is general admission, if you want to be close to the stage or secure a specific spot for your party, it’s best to arrive early so you can claim and hold onto your spot on the floor. The good news is that the hand-painted ceiling adds to the breathtaking setting inside the ballroom.
Food to Try at Hammerstein Ballroom
There is standard food and drink options available inside Hammerstein Ballroom during events. However, there is also a wide array of great dining options within a few blocks of the venue that guests can visit before and after shows. There are two great options located next door on 8th Avenue. First, there is Trattoria Bianca, a casual Italian restaurant. There is also Butcher and Banker, a classic New York steakhouse. To the west of Hammerstein Ballroom on 9th Avenue, you will find Hudson Station, which is a casual gastropub and sports bar. Finally, a couple of blocks north on 36th street is TGA NYC, which is a high-end restaurant and bar that’s the perfect complement for a visit to a historic and beautiful venue like Hammerstein Ballroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Hammerstein Ballroom located?
Hammerstein Ballroom is located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
What kind of events does Hammerstein Ballroom host?
At Hammerstein Ballroom concerts are the main event. Concerts aside, the venue also hosts pro wrestling events, ceremonies, and private events.
Which team is playing at Hammerstein Ballroom?
As this is a music venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at Hammerstein Ballroom?
Hammerstein Ballroom has no official parking. However, there is metered street parking available in the surrounding area. We recommend you arrive early to score one of these spots. If you happen to miss out, there are a number of public parking lots available. Prices differ depending on the lot.
What is the seating capacity of Hammerstein Ballroom?
Hammerstein Ballroom events can accommodate up to 3,500 cheering fans.
Who owns Hammerstein Ballroom?
Hammerstein Ballroom is owned by the Unification movement.
How do I get to Hammerstein Ballroom using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Hammerstein Ballroom events on public transport are in luck. Hammerstein Ballroom’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.