Carnegie Hall

The Weill Music Institute

For more than a century, New York City’s Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance. Its walls have echoed with applause for the world’s outstanding classical music artists, as they have for the greatest popular musicians and many prominent dancers, authors, social crusaders and world figures who have appeared on its stages.

Today, the venue remains a preeminent concert hall and an active cultural destination for performers and audiences. Carnegie Hall presents close to 200 performances by the world’s finest artists each season on its three great stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall and innovative Zankel Hall—with offerings ranging from orchestral concerts, chamber music and solo recitals to jazz, world and popular music. The venue is also home to more than 500 independently produced events each year. Through the work of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, wide-reaching music education programs serve people in the New York City metropolitan region, across the United States and around the world, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.

Programs for Seniors
Free tickets are offered to select senior groups and centers. A free ticket is provided to caretakers when coming with the seniors’ groups identified for the free ticket program. Through the Musical Connections program, Carnegie Hall has arranged for artists to perform at seniors centers and living facilities.


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? These days, for children, the answer can be more than “Practice!” It can now include, “Get an adult to take you to the Family Concert Series!” This series introduces youngsters to some of America’s most acclaimed classical, jazz and folk musicians and ensembles through hour-long performances and discussions. How is music made? Why do certain instruments make certain sounds? Kids explore these questions in the world’s most famous concert hall, which was refurbished for the celebration of its 1991 centennial. Family Concerts are scheduled for weekend afternoons. Carnegie Hall’s program schedule features various performances that can appeal to older children (and even some younger ones blessed with great patience).

The Weill Music Institute creates wide-reaching music education programs that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. With its access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the Weill Music Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of music lovers, nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and contribute to the evolution of music education itself. Its educational programs are woven into the fabric of the Carnegie Hall concert season, annually serving over 115,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals and adults in the New York City metropolitan area, across the United States and around the world.


  • Box Office
  • Call (212) 247-7800 for Carnegie Charge, 8 am-8 pm. Box office staff present Mon-Sat 11 am-6 pm; Sun 12-6 pm. When there is an evening performance, open until 30 minutes after start time.

  • Disability Access
  • Fully accessible. Patrons using wheelchairs must confirm seating access in advance. For more information call (212) 903-9605.

  • Disability Assistance
  • Hearing: Assistive listening system Vision: Large-print materials, blind and low-vision accessible

  • Gift Shops
  • Carnegie Hall-related items

  • Tours
  • Tour tickets may be purchased at the box office starting at 11 am Mon-Sat and at 12 pm on Sun. Tours last approximately one hour and depart from main lobby. Reservations not accepted for daily tours.Daily Tour Tickets: $10 adult, $8 student/senior, $4 children under 12For more information, e-mail: or call the tour hotline at (212) 903-9765.

Special Offers

  • General Discount
  • Special Discount
  • Student Discount
  • General – Offer Phone: (212) 903-9765
    Promo code: REALDEAL
    Mention ‘Real Deal’ at box office to receive discount. Valid January 4 – February 28, 2010.
    This is part of the NYCGO Real Deal special offer. $10 rush tickets. With valid student ID; tickets available at box office on day of show from noon until one hour before concert time; two tickets per person; subject to ticket availability; cash only.
    Special – All veterans and active duty members of the U.S. military service receive a 10% discount on all Carnegie Hall presentations for the 2010-2011 season.
    Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office by presenting an I.D. card. Limit 8 tickets per purchase.

    This offer is ongoing

Carnegie Hall

(The Weill Music Institute)

881 Seventh Avenue

(at 57th Street)

New York, NY 10019

(212) 247-7800

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Subway: N, Q, R to 57th Street


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