Momtrends recently had the chance to take one of Radio City's hour long "behind the scenes" tour. Radio City Music Hall's Interactive Stage Door Tour gave us the unique experience of seeing one of New York's national landmarks from the "inside out."
Radio City has been entertained audiences for over 75 years! I remember seeing my first Christmas Spectacular and get butterflies thinking of the day when I'll share that same magic with my own two children.
Upon entering the famous Radio City Music Hall, you'll notice the grand mural, over sized chandeliers and carpeting inspired by musical instruments. Every bit of the art-deco interior was designed to precision, not a detail was overlooked.
From the hand hung tin walls to the decorated elevators, Radio City Music Hall is as impressive as it is iconic.
Radio City Music Hall hosts the annual Christmas Spectacular, starring the world famous Rockettes, but it also is home to music concerts, awards shows and other live performances. The Stage Door Tour includes meeting a world-famous Rockette, a walk-through the lavish private apartment of "Roxy" Rothafel, known as "The Roxy Suite" and learning the behind the scenes secrets of the historic landmark, New York's very own, Radio City Music Hall.
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Learning about the Great Stage, (one of the largest indoor stages in the world!) was a highlight for me. Entering the Great Stage from above you can see that the theatre was designed so that you can see the stage from any seat in the house and there are just about 6,000 seats from which to choose! We could even hear people talking on stage from the last seats in the theatre! (no amplification used!)
The colors of the seats, curtain and walls were chosen to emulate the "Sun Rising Over the Ocean" inspired by a view loved by Radio City's own "Roxy" Rothafel.
Highlights From the Interactive Stage Door Tour :
- Explore the Beautiful Art-Deco Interiors.
- Learn the secrets of the Great Stage and what it takes to transform the Music Hall for a concert or the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
- Be a part of a Radio City Rockette kick line with an interactive photo opportunity!
- View the Celebrity Signed Guest Book!
- Receive a complimentary fact-sheet about Radio City Music Hall, available in SIX (6) different languages
- Meet a World Famous Radio City Rockette and discover first-hand what it takes to become one of the stars of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!
Daily Tours are offered from 11 AM to 3 PM daily and depart every half-hour. Tickets are priced at $19.95 for adults, $15 for seniors and for children under age 12. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at (866) 858-0008.
For performance schedules, click here.
Momtrends NYC was not compensated for this post. We did receive a complimentary Interactive Stage Door Tour.