About Irving Plaza
A block from Union Square Park in New York City, the humble address of 17 Irving Place in Manhattan, is the not-so-humble site of one of the oldest and most storied modern performance spaces in the world. We’re talking, of course, about Irving Plaza, a massive ballroom-style concert space hidden behind its iconic, but otherwise, unassuming marquee. It’s a New York institution, has been for literally a century and a half, and is continuing strong today.
The History of Irving Plaza
17 Irving Place was, originally, four different brownstone buildings built in the 1800s, until they were combined into one building in 1870 to serve as a hotel. Then, in 1927, Irving Plaza was officially born when the hotel was gutted and transformed into a ballroom. From then, until the 1970s, it was used for just about everything under the sun, from union halls to Polish Army veteran meeting houses and beyond. In 1978, it was reconstructed one last time into the legendary rock music venue it’s been ever since.
What’s So Great About Irving Plaza Events?
It’s Irving Plaza. There are sinks in the bathroom that have partied longer than you’ve been alive. If you ever get a chance to see any show at all at Irving Plaza, you don’t think twice – you go. You go and you have the time of your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Irving Plaza located?
Irving Plaza is situated in Manhattan, New York.
What kind of events does Irving Plaza host?
Irving Plaza concerts have hosted more than 40 years of legendary rockstars. Even the past few years have been a revolving door of insane talent, from DMX to Queensryche to Action Bronson to Lewis Capaldi, and more.
Which team is playing at Irving Plaza?
As this is a music venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at Irving Plaza?
There is no official parking lot at Irving Plaza 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 Irving Plaza?
Irving Plaza events can host up to 1,200 screaming fans.
Who owns Irving Plaza?
Irving Plaza is owned by the Polish Army Veterans Association of America.
How do I get to Irving Plaza using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Irving Plaza events on public transport are in luck. Irving Plaza’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.