We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Symphony Space

Neighbourhood:
Upper West Side
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 2537 Broadway, at W. 95th St, New York City, NY
Phone Number:
+1 212-864-5400
Website
Today
13:00 - 18:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Description:

Symphony Space presents a varied mix of media and live performances...

Symphony Space presents a varied mix of media and live performances including dance, chamber, folk, and new music and film.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 28 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Tell Me Something I Don't Know

I went to Symphony Space to see the live recording of a new radio show, Tell Me Something I Don't Know. It was a great night out, the theater is a perfect size and there is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
MiriHUE
,
Lowell, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 27: English reviews
Lowell, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I went to Symphony Space to see the live recording of a new radio show, Tell Me Something I Don't Know. It was a great night out, the theater is a perfect size and there is a bar/restaurant attached. All in all, the venue and the show made for a great NYC night!

Helpful?
Thank MiriHUE
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
1,623 reviews
734 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 739 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

There are two theaters come one thing over 250 people, the other about 100. Acoustics and both are excellent. Today I attended a One Day University program in the big theater which lasted from 9:30 to 4:30 with four excellent presenters. There really isn't a bad seat in that house.

Helpful?
Thank robcurtross
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
360 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Wonderful program. Wonderful readers with terrific stories. The price of a first rate ticket was only $30. Beautifully done.

Helpful?
Thank BBBBTravel
Wappingers Falls
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Went here to watch the Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz concert on April 16th! (Excellent show by the way) Nice seating, great sound, cool venue and very nice staff. It's located uptown so not as busy which is great for a place like this. It's near the 96th Street station which is a bonus and there's a small bar attached... More 

Helpful?
Thank RoseVT
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Symphony Space is becoming a real special attraction for the Upper West Side. I remember playing there in the 80s, and remember the excitement we all had in our ensemble. I have since been to concerts and events there, and have performed twice over the course of the last three years. This past time, I have noticed great improvements on... More 

Helpful?
Thank kanucksun
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
338 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I love that this theater is not part of the mainstream theater district since it is on Broadway and 95th. The programming is also not mainstream. I have attended 2 events there and enjoyed them both. Be sure to pick up their annual calendar to fu d events you will not find anywhere else!

Helpful?
Thank Russell-UP
New Jersey
Level Contributor
585 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Located uptown and away from the hustle of md-town, this theater books an eclectic mixture of shows and performances. It's not a huge place and so the charm. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. A book sale was being held in the lobby when we attended the Kaleidoscope of Ukrainian Dance. On the corner of 95th and Broadway there... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TonyK300
new jersey
Level Contributor
308 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

I went here with a friend to hear a bass jazz concert. It was held in the lower theatre which was a perfect venue for this performance. The seats were very comfortable and the staff welcoming. The Jazz performance was everything we expected and more. The was a small cafe on the same level, but we did not have enough... More 

Helpful?
Thank spoiledrotten1
Park City, Utah
Level Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Symphony Space has music, comedy, lectures, simulcasts, and movies. Not mainstream stuff, the artsy stuff.

Helpful?
1 Thank TomLikesGoodFood
Southport, Connecticut
Level Contributor
135 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

The Met's famous HD Live performances are shown in many theaters around the World. Transmissions from the Royal Opera House are less easy to find. We live in Connecticut, and not a single theater was showing the production we wanted to see (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny). Our nearest choice was between two theaters in New... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hans_Sachs

Travellers who viewed Symphony Space also viewed

New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to Symphony Space? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Symphony Space and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Symphony Space staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Upper West Side

Neighbourhood Profile
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
Explore this neighbourhood