Isaac Stern Auditorium Information

Independent New York concert guide not affiliated with Carnegie Hall.

With a reputation for excellence in both classical and contemporary concerts, the Carnegie Hall was designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891. The venue proudly hosts its own departments for artistic programming, development, and marketing, with about 250 performances every concert season, in addition to being available for rent to performing groups. Among its 3 auditoriums, the Carnegie Hall has 3,671 seats.

The Isaac Stern auditorium got its name in 1997, after violinist Isaac Stern, who tried to prevent the hall being destroyed in the 60s. From 1892 to 1962, the hall primarily housed classical music, with a shift to include contemporary music from the 90s onwards. In 1986, the hall was extensively renovated.

Isaac Stern Auditorium

For parking information please see the Isaac Stern Auditorium parking page.

For ticket information and information on our recommended ticket provider please see the Isaac Stern Auditorium tickets page.

To view the seating configuration and find out about accessible seating, please see the Isaac Stern Auditorium seating chart.