Sony Hall is located in a space that is one of New York’s most celebrated historic venues, previously known as The Diamond Horseshoe. Established in 1938 by theatrical showman and impresario Billy Rose, the Diamond Horseshoe was known for its lavish dinner theaters, vaudeville-style reviews, and chorus of showgirls known as “Billy Rose’s long-stemmed beauties.” The venue is widely recognized as giving Gene Kelly his start and was celebrated in the 1945 feature film "Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe” starring Betty Grable. “Queen of the Night,” the theater show that became one of the longest running shows in Off-Broadway history, was the space’s most recent occupant. Blue Note and Sony have preserved much of the classic look and feel of the venue with select renovations.
ABOUT SONY HALL
Sony Hall is the new premiere music venue in New York City focused on presenting world renowned performing artists across all music genres, powered by state of the art technology.
Owned/operated by Blue Note Entertainment Group and sponsored by Sony Corporation, Sony Hall is located in the heart of New York's Theatre District (at the Paramount Hotel), with capacities of 1,000 standing and 500 seated, and a full-service restaurant and bar.
Sony Hall is equipped with Sony's technologies, integrated throughout the 12,000 square-foot venue to deliver enhanced entertainment experiences to fans.
Sony's proprietary multi-dimensional audio technology integrated within Sony Hall was developed to create a spatial audio experience. The system uses approximately 30 speakers allocated to the hall to realize the music experience where the performance of the artists, orchestras, and/or a band actually surrounds the audiences even it is being played by the recorded live performance.