Only a very special venue can live up to the title of "Showplace of the Nation." New York City’s iconic Radio City Music Hall is deserving of this honor, and the 300-million-plus visitors who have walked into its Grand Foyer can attest that there is no other theater quite like it.
John D. Rockefeller joined forces with Radio Corporation of America to build Radio Music Hall in the early 20th century, and Donald Deskey designed the elegant interior in tribute to human achievement in art, science and industry. It is the largest indoor theater in the world, and its great stage is framed by a giant proscenium arch with a shimmering gold stage curtain.
Radio City Music Hall began as a movie hall before becoming a destination for concerts, stage shows and media events. The Christmas Spectacular, starring the Radio City Rockettes, has been an annual staple for more than 80 years, and performers from Celine Dion to My Morning Jacket have attracted audiences from around the globe to the midtown venue. Legendary pianist Liberace played his final show at the venue, accompanied by six Rockettes and a giant Statue of Liberty holding a candelabra.
Visitors attending a show at Radio City Music Hall will find a classic New York City experience. Located at Rockefeller Center just a few blocks from iconic Times Square, there are countless hotels and restaurants nearby. The Today Show films just a few steps from the venue, and the Museum of Modern Art is a short walk away. The Rink at Rockefeller Center and the larger-than-life Christmas tree are must-sees for guests who make the trip during the holiday season.