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The venue originally known as the Opera House, was built by Oscar Hammerstein in 1906 – one hundred years ago. The intention was to create an alternative venue for featuring cheaper seats in comparison to the well-established Metropolitan Opera House. It quickly became a place where the great operas and celebrated singers made their debut. The name of the building was changed to its current name in 1940.

Today, the venue houses the famous Hammerstein Ballroom, along with the Manhattan Center Studios – which has its own Grand Ballroom, and two recording studios. Manhattan Center, with its Hammerstein and Grand Ballrooms, hosts a number of events, such as fashion shows, concerts, music recording, and trade shows, among many others.

We have a successful history of providing Manhattan Center tickets to our thousands of regular customers. You provide us an opportunity, and we will provide you with the tickets for the events of your choice.

A Brief History

The Metropolitan Opera House could not withstand the competition from the Manhattan Opera House, and within 4 years, in 1910, approached Oscar Hammerstein with an offer of $1.2 million to stop producing operas for the next 10 years. Hammerstein accepted the offer, and in 1911 sold the building to the Schubert Brothers. The brothers featured vaudeville shows during the week and concerts on Sunday nights.

The ownership of the Opera House again changed hands in 1922, and the Freemasons built a new façade and the Grand Ballroom on the 7th floor. In 1926, a new sound-on-disc system was installed by the Warner Brothers for the 107-piece New York Philharmonic orchestra.

The Manhattan Center Studios, formed in 1986, developed into a venue for hosting multimedia events. By 1996, the studios had a state-of-the-art control room for servicing all types of recordings and live events in the Hammerstein and Grand Ballrooms. 

The 12,000 square feet Hammerstein Ballroom has featured a number of events, such as concerts and live performance, and has hosted musical acts by KoRn, Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, The Offspring, Incubus, Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, the Beastie Boys, No Doubt, PJ Harvey, Iron Maiden, Ashlee Simpson, The Pixies, and Shoshana Bean, among may others.

The 10,000 square feet Grand Ballroom has a capacity for 1,200 theater style seats. This venue is perfect for a theatrical production or for hosting formal banquets. Popular performers who have recorded in the Grand Ballroom include Luciano Pavarotti, Dave Matthews and Emmylou Harris.


With so many popular events hosted by the Hammerstein and Grand Ballrooms, the tickets for their various shows are always in demand. Many people find it difficult to lay their hands on such premium tickets. We, at Reedstickets, have the capability to ensure that you get your Manhattan Center tickets for the events of your choice.

Our website will inform you in what way we can help you get your Manhattan Center tickets. With the Ballrooms not having any box office, our excellent services will ensure you get your tickets at your doorstep.

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