1260 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave), NY, NY 10020
(212) 465 - 6741
DescriptionRadio City Music Hall is located at 1260 Ave of the Americas in NYC. Parking is available at nearby garages.
Entry for everyone is under the marquee on the corner of 50th Street and 6th Avenue. An automatic push button door opener is on the exterior wall near the far left door. After entering the ticket lobby, stay to the left where another automatic door opener can be found on the wall to the left side. Then proceed through the Grand Foyer to orchestra seating or to the elevators to the mezzanine levels..
Orchestra seating has an aisle sloping from back to front. There is a bank of four elevators in the Grand Foyer which take you up to the mezzanine levels and downstairs to the Grand Lounge and concession areas. Concession stands are also located in the Grand Foyer. The mezzanine sections have steps.
There are restrooms in Radio City Music Hall that are usable and accessible for wheelchair patrons. There is one stall with grab bars on the First, Second, and Third Mezzanine levels in the Ladies and Gentlemen's Lounges, which are located in the back promenade near Aisles A & B. There are two wheelchair accessible stalls each in the Grand Lounge Ladies and Gentlemen's Lounges, one each of which has a sink, hand dryer, mirror, and grab bars. (website)
This venue's website provides detailed information about disability services. The staff is also very helpful. Please check for any questions you might have. Radio City wants everyone to have an enjoyable time.
- Doors: automatic push button
Number of floors: 5
Elevators: to all floors
Ramps: orchestra area slopes
Steps and staircases: staircases to all levels
Width of aisles: wide
Places to sit: Lobbiesand Grand Lounge
Location of restrooms: Grand Lounge and mezzanine levels
Type of restroom: multi stall handicapped accessible, single occupancy
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Available food services: snacks and drinks
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and helpful
Notes: Please check website for extremely complete disability information
Destination:Accessible has led us to many places that we have not been to in many years. This Christmas we decided to attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. It certainly lived up to its title. Both the show and venue were exceptional.
Radio City Music Hall is located in the heart of Rockefeller Center. In 1929, John D. Rockefeller owned a large piece of property here. After the stock market crashed he wanted to raise people’s hopes. He partnered with architects and designers to create “a palace for the people. A place of beauty offering high-quality entertainment at prices ordinary people could afford.” (website) The project was completed on December 27, 1932 and became a showplace of the nation. It achieved landmark status in 1978. It underwent a complete renovation in 1999. The entire location is a truly beautiful display of elegant art deco design.
Radio City Music Hall is largest indoor theater in the world. It is a place for movies, concerts and other events. Today we are focusing on the Christmas Spectacular Everyone should experience it at least once. The theater itself has everything. It is beautifully decorated for the holidays. There are concession stands with souvenirs, drinks, snacks, and separate candy stands. Santa is also on hand to listen to your hopes and dreams. Of course, the place is crowded, but it is exciting to see so many people, and the venue is magical.
The show changes from year to year, but some routines are always included. The Rockettes perform their amazing March of the Wooden Soldiers at every performance. This year technology ruled! We had to put on 3D glasses the view the opening act.
Radio City Music Hall created a disabled services department to insure that everyone can have an enjoyable experience. Look at their excellent website for detailed descriptions and contact information.
The street level entrance on 50th Street has an automatic door opener. There is another door with an automatic opener into the foyer. Orchestral level seating is easy to get to with wide aisles and a slight incline. Upper level seating has steps. The theater was constructed in such a fashion that there are no “bad seats.” There are elevators to take you to the mezzanine levels and lower level Grand Lounge. The restrooms, which look exactly as they did when first constructed, are located here. There is seating in a lounge area just outside the commode area. The restroom has two handicapped accessible stalls. One has a sink, hand dryer, mirror and grab bars. There are multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms on the other floors as well.
It is very difficult to describe this venue fully because it is unique. We believe it should be experienced in person.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.radiocity.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”