Gramercy Theatre History
Located in the historic New York Gramercy neighborhood, Gramercy Theatre opened in 1937. Gramercy spent just over 60 years as a movie theatre and art-house until 1998, when it was renovated into a 499-seat playhouse to present Off Broadway theatrical productions, the largest in the city at the time. In 2004, the theater was shut down.
In 2006, Live Nation bought the space with the intention of turning it into an intimate concert venue. The first performance under Live Nation was Stellastarr on March 7, 2007. Since then, Gramercy Theatre has hosted such artists as Dave Chappelle, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, J.Cole, Kelly Clarkson, Rufus Wainwright, Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer, Kendrick Lamar, The Jonas Brothers, Brand New, Killswitch Engage, The Get Up Kids, Spoon, Travis Scott, The Roots and Jay-Z. The theater offers an ultimate rarity among the mid-sized music venues in the city: a mix of actual seating in back with general admission standing room in front, and a sound system that caters well to both.
From the north or south:Take the N, R or 6 Train to 23rd St.