The Town Hall, New York City

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The Town Hall is a performance space, located at 123 West 43rd Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, in midtown Manhattan New York City. It opened on January 12, 1921, and seats approximately 1,500 people.In the 1930s, the first public-affairs media programming originated here with the America's Town Meeting of the Air radio programs. In recognition of this the National Park Service placed the building on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, and designated it a National Historic Landmark in 2013.HistoryThe Town Hall was built by the League for Political Education, whose fight for passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (women's suffrage) led them to commission the building of a meeting space where people of every rank and station could be educated on the important issues of the day. The space, which became The Town Hall, was designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, to reflect the democratic principles of the League. To this end, box seats were not included in the theater's design, and every effort was made to ensure that there were no seats with an obstructed view. This design principle gave birth to The Town Hall's long-standing mantra: "Not a bad seat in the house."
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  • Interesting venue just off Times Square the building itself is a bit bland and the interior could do with a face lift.  more »
  • This is a historic theater that's small and intimate for a show. Comfortable seats (more leg room that the typical Broadway theater).  more »
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  • Easy to see right off of 43rd Street servicing Midtown and the adjoining areas of Manhattan. Parking on the Street is available but it fills up fast especially at night and on the weekends. Parking lots are close by. Great for the small venue shows like Gary Valenciano and other performers of his Caliber. Reasonably priced. Moderately clean facilities. Public Restrooms. Credit cards accepted. We will definitely be going back.
  • Saw a Billy Idol concert here the other day. The venue is nice but the seats are pretty narrow! Not a lot of space, especially in the winter if you have your coats and stuff. Overall tho, the acoustics are good and the decor is nice and minimal.

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