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

Formerly Wamu Theater

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ADDITIONAL INFO

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

  • Slayer with Lamb of God

    Jul 27, 2017

  • Mary J. Blige

    Aug 19, 2017

  • Ricky Gervais

    Oct 25, 2017

  • Chris Rock

    Opens Dec 06

  • Elf

    Opens Dec 13

Slayer with Lamb of God

July 27, 2017

Thrash metal giants Slayer have never been afraid of generating controversy, their music taking in one taboo subject after another, but they're also undoubtedly one of the genre's most important acts. The band emerged in the late 80, and with Tom Araya leading the line on vocals, they haven't let up since. Joining Slayer on this tour are fellow modern metal greats Lamb of God, who have announced they'll take a long hiatus following these dates.

Mary J. Blige

August 19, 2017

The iconic Mary J. Blige is back on the road again. Her debut album What's the 411? ushered in a new era of hip-hop back in 1992, and she hasn't stopped evolving her sound since. The recipient of nine Grammy Awards (and nominated for a further 21), her powerful fusion of soul and hip-hop has produced innumerable classics, including 'Family Affair,' 'My Life,' 'Real Love,' and 'Be Without You'.

Ricky Gervais

October 25, 2017

Controversial British comic Ricky Gervais is headed back this way - for his first global tour in seven years, since his Out of England I & II Tour in 2010. With Gervais promising "Humanity is my angriest, most honest and I think my best tour yet", be prepared for his irascible and caustic sense of humor, that has got considerably darker in the last 12 months following various political upheavals! 2016 marked a huge year for Gervais, with his cinematic release David Brent: Life On The Road and Netflix project Special Correspondents. There's simply no stopping this British bulldog!

Chris Rock

December 6-8, 2017

Comedy titan Chris Rock returns to the road for his first stand-up tour in nine years! These shows will be comprised of all new material, with the recent US election giving Rock plenty of subject matter to draw upon. He'll also have a chance to reflect on his gig hosting the 88th Academy Awards, a show which was mired in the OscarsSoWhite controversy.

Elf

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December 13-29, 2017

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 his quest for his real family, as well as bringing much-needed Christmas spirit to the city of New York.

July '17

Jul 26, 2017

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Dec 13-29, 2017

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