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Director of Booking
The Carnegie Hall Corporation
881 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-3210
Fax: (212) 822-7700
Isaac Stern Auditorium / Ronald O. Perelman Stage
For more than a century, Carnegie Hall has been known to audiences and performers alike as one of the world’s greatest concert halls. A jewel in the crown of New York City, the beloved venue has come to symbolize the pinnacle of musical achievement and the heights of artistic endeavor. Its auditoriums have hosted legendary artists—from Gustav Mahler to Leonard Bernstein, Lily Pons to Jessye Norman, Ignacy Jan Paderewski to Maurizio Pollini, and from Jascha Heifetz to Itzhak Perlman, to name just a small handful of luminaries who have graced its stage.
But it is more than music that fills the roster of events that have taken place at Carnegie Hall. From the very beginning, the famous stage has been used for speeches, political rallies, debates, and religious services—as a forum for expression of the ideas of the day.
Today, Carnegie Hall remains the gathering place that Andrew Carnegie envisioned more than 100 years ago. Renovated in 1986 and complemented with expanded backstage space in 1991, the Hall is the ideal venue for everything from concert events to business meetings. It is at once historically elegant and technologically modern, and it is fully staffed and equipped to meet the challenges of its second century.
Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage Seating Capacity
First Tier Boxes: 264
Second Tier Boxes: 238
Dress Circle: 444
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall has always been an integral part of what makes Carnegie Hall special -- a smaller venue envisioned by Andrew Carnegie as a space for chamber music concerts and recitals by the finest artists of the day. Known fondly as "the intimate side of Carnegie Hall," Weill Recital Hall allows for a close relationship between onstage performer and audience.
As versatile and functional as it is elegant, the Recital Hall has served as the site for such diverse events as Will Rogers’ live radio broadcasts in the 1930s, as a lecture hall for music students, and as a celebrated debut hall in which artists like Yo-Yo Ma have launched successful concert careers. Today, the facility is equally well-suited for musical presentations, business events, press conferences, and employee meetings.
Weill Recital Hall and its private 57th Street entrance were restored in 1986. In 1991, the theater was complemented with the addition of expanded backstage and dressing-room space, freight elevator service, and the Jacobs Room.
Weill Recital Hall Seating Capacity
(Standing room and stage seating are not permitted)
Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall
Carnegie Hall’s newest performance space, Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall, opened in September 2003 as the site of a broad spectrum of performing and educational events. Although the space in its earliest days was used as a recital hall, throughout the twentieth century it served as a theater mainly for dramatic productions and, later, as a cinema leased from the Hall. It was reclaimed by Carnegie Hall in 1997 to create the versatile, technologically advanced, mid-sized auditorium that is now Zankel Hall. With the creation of the new space, Carnegie Hall realized its founder’s 1891 concept of having three outstanding auditoriums of different sizes under one roof. Zankel Hall, which has expanded the breadth of Carnegie Hall’s offerings, has proved ideal for chamber music and solo recitals, as well as for pop, jazz, folk, world music, avant-garde, and educational events. Among the many modern greats who have already performed at Zankel Hall are Emanuel Ax, Pierre Boulez, Renée Fleming, James Levine, Kronos Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Youssou N’Dour, Dianne Reeves, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Dawn Upshaw.
With an entrance and marquee on Seventh Avenue, Zankel Hall offers maximum flexibility for sound and lighting, and features high-performance communications networks well suited to multimedia productions, corporate and organizational teleconferencing, interactive educational activities, and long-distance learning events.
Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall Seating Capacity
Banquet spaces are also available for rental. Read more.