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Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001

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Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001

Year opened: 1968
Capacity: 5600

  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning

Opened in 1968 as part of the then-called Felt Forum, the Theater is a multi-purpose entertainment venue separate from the main arena itself, playing host to concerts by the likes of Elvis Costello, Kelly Clarkson and The Who. Until recently the venue hosted both the NFL and NBA drafts, and even hosted auditions for American Idol. It can stage most types of theatrical or concert production, and is now the ninth biggest grossing venue of its size in the world.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Chaka Khan

    Oct 17, 2015

  • The String Cheese Incident

    Opens Oct 23

  • Bill Maher

    Nov 14, 2015

  • Elf

    Opens Dec 09

  • Star Trek - The Ultimate Voyage

    Mar 5, 2016

Chaka Khan

October 17, 2015

Unstoppable even after four decades in the business, the Queen of empowering soul pop has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard songs, seven RIAA certified gold singles and ten RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. When not deep in her musical endeavours, she is a staunch acitivist for women and childrens' rights, having founded the Chaka Khan Foundation in 1999, which is still going strong today.

The String Cheese Incident

October 23-24, 2015

The term 'Progressive Bluegrass' may not apply to many bands, but The String Cheese Incident is certainly one of them. The wildly inventive and slightly crazy jam band bring in influences from every genre under the sun and create a sound unlike any other. They're currently touring latest record A Song in My Head.

Bill Maher

November 14, 2015

Bill Maher has set the boundaries of political humour on American television, and even now continues to push new ones. His combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have earned him staggering Emmy nominations to date. The controversial satirist's career launched with stand-up almost 30 years ago and he returns to his roots an unforgettable night of sharpshooting political satire.


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December 9-27, 2015

Elf: The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa's sack of gifts and is taken to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. The heartwarming musical follows Buddy on a task of impossible size - can he reunite his new family in happiness, as well as bring much-needed Christmas spirit to the city of New York?

Star Trek - The Ultimate Voyage

March 5, 2016

Take a journey into the cosmos with this unique immersive concert experience exploring 50 years of Star Trek. The franchise's unforgettable musical moments will be presented by a live orchestra, alongside fascinating clips of the series most iconic scenes, beamed onto a giant screen.

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