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Radio City Music Hall

1260 Sixth Avenue | New York City, NY 10020 | Official website
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  • Type: Entertainment and Nightlife
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 3.0 (3.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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It's where Ella Fitzgerald pined for the man she loved, 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. According to one TripAdvisor user, "the architecture and sheer size of the place makes it an unforgettable experience. […] We thoroughly enjoyed learning a little about the history of the hall." 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 $19.25, and children younger than 12 can enter for $12.50. Tours run daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show times and prices vary, so check the hall's official website for details on upcoming performances. 

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