Radio City Music Hall
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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It's where Ella Fitzgerald pined for the man she loves, the Rolling Stones couldn't get no satisfaction and Lady Gaga had a Bad Romance. Among performers, there's no New York concert venue that's quite like Radio City Music Hall. You can visit the space for a performance or to get a dose of its lengthy, melodious history on a one-hour Stage Door Tour.
In fact, it's through the stage door that most visitors experience Radio City. Enthusiastic guides will stroll you passed the Great Stage and let you see the hydraulic elevators that transport the stage sets. One TripAdvisor raves, "The guide was very informative, and the building was so full of Art Deco, it could almost have been a museum! One word to the wise: Take your tour earlier in the day -- the closer you get to show time, the more abbreviated your history lesson will be.
Taking a Radio City backstage walk-around is somewhat pricey, though. Adults can expect to pay $19.95, seniors and children under age 12 can enter for $15. Tours run daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Show times and prices vary, so check the hall's official website for details on upcoming performances.