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Irving Plaza: One Of The Most Iconic Music Venues In New York City

Published On: December 21, 2022Categories: Going out, Music venueTags:

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Calling all music lovers – if you’re staying with us at Freehand New York, you need to add a trip to the Irving Plaza to your travel itinerary list!
Best known for being one of NYC’s most loved and iconic music venues, Irving Plaza plays host to a range of music genres including rock, pop and metal every single day.
Situated on the edge of Union Square in Manhattan, Irving Plaza first opened its doors back in 1978 and since then has welcomed some of the world’s most famous bands and artists onto its stage.
If you’re lucky enough to catch a show here, you’ll be treated to exceptional acoustics, a stunning light show and a vube created by music lovers from all over the world that you’ll never forget.

Here’s a guide on everything you need to know about Irving Plaza including opening hours, who’s playing and ticket information…

Where is the Irving Plaza?

The Irving Plaza is located in Gramercy on East 15th Street and Union Square East. Its location right in the heart of Manhattan makes it the perfect venue for those who want to see a live performance by their favorite artists without the hassle of excessive travel through the city.

Fun fact – the building itself has a long and varied history, originally being three separate dwellings in the 1800s. It then became a hotel and changed its name several times over the next few decades before finally becoming a local music venue in the 1990s.

Opening hours

Irving Plaza’s box office is open everyday from 12pm onwards. Doors usually open one hour before the show starts but this varies depending on the band or artist.

We recommend checking out Irving Plaza’s website or their social media pages to find out the start times for specific shows.

What bands have played at the Irving Plaza?

Over the years, the likes of Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have all graced the stage at Irving Plaza – so yeah, if you’re a fan of rock music in particular it’s safe to say that Irving Plaza is the place for you.

What’s on and ticket information

Irving Plaza hosts a variety of different music genres so there’s sure to be something for everyone. To find out which artists and bands are playing, check out their website.

You can purchase tickets online by going to Ticketmaster.com or LiveNation.com.

If tickets do not sell out in advance, they will be sold at the door on the night of the show. Prices vary depending on the artist.

How far is the Irving Plaza from Freehand New York?

If you plan on seeing a band or your favorite artist at the Irving Plaza during your stay at Freehand New York, traveling there is easy – the music venue is just a 10-minute walk away from our hotel.

If you don’t feel like walking, you can catch a cab there in 4 minutes – or hop on the M101 bus from E 24 St/Lexington Ave to 3 Avenue & East 17 St in 7 minutes.