Radio City Music Hall
Explore Radio City Music Hall TV & movie locations!
On the New York TV & Movie Sites Tour you will get a look at NYC’s most famous theater, Radio Music Hall, a true NY landmark, famous for its beautiful art deco design and stage that resembles a setting sun. Also known as the “Showplace of the Nation,” the theater is located at Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. For a time, the theater was the leading tourist destination in the city, with more than 300 million people attending its stage shows, movies, concerts and special events. It is the largest indoor theater in the world and the interior was declared a city landmark in 1978.
The Hall is most famous for being the home of New York’s legendary Rockettes, who are known for their Christmas Spectacular Performance. The Christmas Spectacular is an eight-week show that occurs once a year, and is always a sell-out, ever since its 1933 debut.
Radio City Music Hall got its name because the building’s first tenant was the Radio Corporation of America, and in its early years the complex was known as “Radio City.” Radio City Music Hall was designed to offer spectacular entertainment at a that the average New Yorker could afford, making the hall the “palace for the people.”
Radio City Music Hall is the regular home of the Daytime Emmy Award Ceremony, Tony Awards, the NFL Draft, and the annual MTV Video Music Awards. In April of 2008, Elton John hosted a concert for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, which sold out with tickets ranging from $150 to $2,500. Daily, the theater and studio are used for taping its road shows of Jeopardy andWheel of Fortune.