The Roseland Ballroom was a multipurpose hall, in a converted ice skating rink, with a colorful ballroom dancing pedigree, in New York City's theater district, on West 52nd Street in Manhattan.To visit Roseland Ballroom and other attractions in New York City, use our New York City trip planning tool.
The venue, according to its website, accommodated 3,200 standing (with an additional 300 upstairs), 2,500 for a dance party, between 1,300 and 1,500 in theatre style, 800-1,000 for a sit-down dinner, and 1,500 for a buffet and dancing.
The venue hosted a wide range of events, from a Hillary Clinton birthday party, to annual gay circuit parties, to movie premieres, to musical performances of all genres, including Beyoncé's Elements of 4 show and internet stars Team StarKid's Apocalyptour National Concert Tour. It was also known as the place American singer Fiona Apple broke down during a concert in 2000.
The rear of the venue faced West 53rd Street and the Ed Sullivan Theater.
On October 18, 2013, it was announced that the venue would close on April 7, 2014. Lady Gaga completed a short residency as the last performer before the Roseland Ballroom closed.
Roseland Ballroom Reviews
Great venue! Large and plenty of room to dance when I got away from everyone! It didnt get too hot which is a big deal more »
The advantage of this venue is that there is a place for the band to play and for the audience to stand. If you like history, you can imagine that you're seeing it all around you. I'm so thankful... more »
I went there many years ago. I met a nice woman and we danced. Then I saw that at the center of the floor there was a curtained-off area. Maybe some poor soul was dying there right in the middle of all that enjoyment. I left, but when I went back , a man in the box-office growled, "Get outta here or I'll call a cop!" I did, and never went back. Four or five stars for what the place could offer, but no stars for that cashier. The place is gone now.
Just a beautiful old magical space I love to see shows here!
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