Radio City Music Hall | FAQs
Whether it’s your first or 50th time at Radio City Music Hall taking in an entertainment event, you’re bound to be in need of a few recommendations to ensure you have the most epic experience possible. These tips are sure to make your visit with us unforgettable.
If there are any comments you’d like to share regarding your experience, before, during or after an event, please call our Guest Relations Department at 212.465.6225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcohol Serving and Consumption
For most events at Radio City Music Hall, alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Radio City Music Hall staff is trained in the nationally recognized T.E.A.M. (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) Training program for responsible alcohol management. All guests may be required to show ID to purchase alcohol. Guests are not permitted to bring in alcoholic beverages from outside and may not leave with alcohol purchased inside Radio City. Management reserves the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest.
Please be aware that it is the policy of The Madison Square Garden Company to require all guests who appear to be forty (40) years of age or younger to present a valid form of ID with proof of age in order to purchase alcoholic beverages at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre or The Chicago Theatre. Pursuant to applicable State law, we accept only the following forms of identification:
- A valid driver’s license or non-driver identification card issued by the United States Government, a State Government, Commonwealth, Possession or Territory of the United States or a Provincial Government of Canada (except Canadian ID other than a valid passport will not be accepted at the Chicago Theatre)
- A valid passport
- A valid U.S. military ID
We love animals as much as you do, however, only service and emotional support animals are permitted inside Radio City Music Hall. Please visit our Disabled Services page for our rules and regulations.
To help ensure that everybody can enjoy an unforgettable and safe experience, we strongly discourage guests and employees from bringing unnecessary bags, particularly backpacks, into our venues. All bags will be subject to thorough screening, including the use of x-ray screening where available, which can delay entry. Guests and employees who do not have a bag can take advantage of our No Bag Express Lines.
We want you to be able to re-live the epic experiences you have at our venues, however, camera equipment can get in the way of your fellow fan’s enjoyment.
To respect all our guest’s experiences, video cameras, monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, audio recording devices and professional cameras (those including telephoto or zoom lenses) will not be permitted inside Radio City Music Hall.
There are also instances when the artist prefers to perform in a phone-free environment; meaning cellphones, smart watches, cameras and recording devices will be prohibited.
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes® Presented by Chase
Embraced by generations of families, the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is a one-of-a-kind tradition where the magic of Christmas in New York comes alive. The production features stunning Rockettes dance numbers, magnificent costumes and state-of-the-art technology.
Code of Conduct
The Radio City Music Hall staff has been trained to intervene when deemed necessary and to use their best discretion to help ensure that guests who ignore the Code of Conduct do not interfere with other guests’ ability to enjoy an event. Guests who violate the Code of Conduct may be subject to ejection without refund and, to the extent their conduct constitutes a violation of law, may be subject to arrest.
- Guests shall be respectful of others around them.
- Guests shall avoid blocking the view of other guests.
- During some concerts, the artists may request that guests be permitted to stand immediately in front of their seats during the entirety of the performance. On those occasions, standing guests shall continue to be respectful of others around them and avoid blocking the view of other guests.
- Guests shall not interfere with the event or the performers in any way.
- Guests shall refrain from using foul/offensive language, fighting, obscene gestures, throwing objects and engaging in other behavior detrimental to the experience of other guests.
- Guests shall adhere to the instructions and directions of theatre staff.
- Guests shall not stand on seats or any other building structure.
- Guests shall not block the aisles.
- Guests shall not occupy a seat or remain in an area for which they do not possess a valid ticket and shall provide their ticket upon request.
- As required by the City of New York, guests shall not smoke anywhere in our facility.
- Guests who consume alcoholic beverages shall do so in a responsible manner.
- Guests are encouraged to report inappropriate or offensive behavior to an usher, security officer or guest relations representative.
- Guests shall comply with requests from Radio City Music Hall staff regarding theatre operational and emergency procedures.
Meeting the needs of our guests with disabilities at Radio City Music Hall is a never-ending commitment—we want to make your visit with us an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Please visit our Disabled Services page for a full range of our accommodations, programs and policies.
Emergency, In Case Of
Radio City Music Hall is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all our guests. If there is an emergency, you can either call the security office at 212.465.6501.
Baby changing facilities. All restrooms are equipped with baby changing stations.
Strollers. You may bring strollers to events; however, please understand that they must be collapsible and fit comfortably under your seat. You may also check your stroller—free of charge.
Nursing mothers. A mother may nurse her little one in any public location where she is comfortable and authorized to be (breast pumps are permitted). Nursing mothers seeking more discreet accommodations are welcome to use the family restrooms.
The safety and well-being of our guests is very important to us—if you begin to feel ill or find that you require medical assistance, please see an usher immediately.
Radio City Music Hall is equipped with Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) which are located throughout the building. Designated employees, including our medical staff, have been properly trained and certified to use AEDs.
Lost and Found
Whether you misplaced something before, during or after an event, we’re here to help. Please contact our security office at 212.485.7200 or speak with an usher or guest experience representative for further assistance.
Outside Food and Beverage
We’re all for you grabbing a bite to eat or a drink before making your way to Radio City Music Hall for your event, however, any outside food and beverages (including cans and bottles) are not permitted inside.
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In addition to the above mentioned items, there are a few things that are not permitted inside Radio City Music Hall:
- Laser pens
- Oversized bags
- Signs and banners
At MSG, we place the safety and security of our guests above all else. For that reason, we continuously assess and upgrade security measures across all of our venues, including the recent introduction of more rigorous bag screenings.
Please plan ahead and allow yourself enough time to pass through security. Thank you in advance for helping us create a safe environment for you and our guests.
In compliance with New York City regulations, there is no smoking, including electronic cigarettes, permitted anywhere in Radio City Music Hall. This policy is strictly enforced. Violation of this regulation is grounds for ejection.
Box office. The Box Office is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, and closed Sunday. If your event starts after 6:30 p.m., the Box Office will remain open one hour after the event start time. If your event takes place on Sunday, the Box Office will open at 12 p.m. or 90 minutes before the event start time (whichever is earlier) and remain open one hour after the event start time for Will Call and tickets sales for the evening’s event only. On the first day of sale, tickets for concerts are not sold at the Box Office and may only be purchased on Ticketmaster (convenience fees apply).
Children’s tickets. If you’re taking your little one who has reached their second birthday to an event at Radio City Music Hall (including the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes), they are required to have a ticket. Note, for certain family events, kids who have reached their first birthday require a ticket.
Lost or stolen tickets. If you’ve lost your tickets or they’ve been stolen before your event takes place, please return to your point of purchase for assistance.
Ticket resales. Please note that New York law prohibits the resale of tickets within 1,500 feet from Radio City Music Hall. Unlawful resale can be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.