Beacon Theatre (New York City)

Beacon Theatre (New York City)

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Beacon Theatre (New York City)

The Beacon Theatre is a historic theater at 2124 Broadway (at West 74th Street) on Broadway in Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City. The 2,894-seat, three-tiered theatre was designed by Chicago architect Walter W. Ahlschlager and opened in 1929 as a movie palace for motion pictures and vaudeville. Today it is one of New York's leading live music and entertainment venues, under the management of the Madison Square Garden Company. The theater was the site of the 2011, 2012, and 2016 Tony Awards.

Location
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Coordinates
40°46′49.7″N 73°58′52.1″W
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Owner
Beacon Broadway Company
(operated by The Madison Square Garden Company)
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Type
Indoor theater
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Seating type
fixed
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Capacity
2,894
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CONSTRUCTION

Built
1929
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Opened
December 24, 1929
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Renovated
2009
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Architect
Walter W. Ahlschlager
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Location
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Coordinates
40°46′49.7″N 73°58′52.1″W
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Built
1929
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Architect
Walter W. Ahlschlager
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SIGNIFICANT DATES

Added to NRHP
November 4, 1982
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