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Isaac Stern Auditorium / Ronald O. Perelman Stage (1997 / 2006– )

Isaac Stern Auditorium / Ronald O. Perelman Stage is the main performance venue at Carnegie Hall, seating 2,804. From 1891–1997, it did not have a particular designation, so the auditorium during this period is referred to as Main Hall. In 1997, it was renamed in honor of violinist Isaac Stern, President of Carnegie Hall (1960–2001). In 2006, the stage was dedicated the Ronald O. Perelman Stage.

  • Main Hall (1891–1997)

Zankel Hall (2003– )

Zankel Hall, the newest of Carnegie Hall’s three auditoriums, occupies a space that had previously undergone several transformations. The original 1891 version of the space was the 1,200-seat Recital Hall, which was reconfigured in 1896 as the 800-seat Carnegie Lyceum. It became Carnegie Playhouse, an off-Broadway theater, in 1956; in 1961, it was converted to an art-film movie house called Carnegie Cinema. Completely rebuilt between 1999 and 2003, it reopened as the 599-seat Zankel Hall, named in honor of Carnegie Hall Vice Chairman Arthur Zankel and his wife, Judy.

  • Carnegie Hall Cinema (1961–1997)
  • Carnegie Hall Playhouse (1956–1961)
  • Carnegie Lyceum (1896–1956)
  • Recital Hall (1891–1896)

Weill Recital Hall (1987– )

Weill Recital Hall is the 268-seat auditorium located on the third level of Carnegie Hall, adjacent to Isaac Stern Auditorium / Ronald O. Perelman Stage.

  • Carnegie Recital Hall (1947–1987)
  • Chamber Music Hall (1891–1947), also referred to as Carnegie Chamber Music Hall.

Kaplan Space (1984–2010)

Kaplan Space was a small venue located directly above Weill Recital Hall that replaced the Chapter Hall in 1984. A grant from the J. M. Kaplan Fund funded the redesign. Used as a venue for educational and children’s events and rehearsals, in 2010 it was repurposed as part of Carnegie Hall’s Studio Towers Renovation Project.

  • Chapter Hall (1891–1984) was used for rehearsals, recitals, children’s theater, poetry readings, civic and community meetings, and religious services.

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