Located at 610 W. 56th Street in the heart of New York City, New York, Terminal 5 is an awesome dance hall-style music venue and nightclub, with a smoking section located on the roof. It has a capacity of 3,000, and was renovated in 2007 to make it airtight – both literally and figuratively after it opened to rave reviews back in 2003.
It has been known by a handful of other names in the past, and it is headed into the future with popularity and prestige. Situated just a block from the gently-lapping shores of the Hudson River, it is easily accessible from all folks up and down Manhattan, as well as those just a short drive through the Lincoln Tunnel. A look at the upcoming Terminal 5 schedule shows that it is among the most popular and cutting-edge music venues in a city that is essentially the epicenter of entertainment. Here are some big things to know about the schedule in the upcoming months and year.
Small-Scale yet Big Time
A music venue with a capacity of 3,000 is on the smaller end, but the building has enough energy and clout to lure big names of the business such as Lana Del Rey. The starlet played two huge shows in October 2017, which sold-out quickly, as was shown on the venue’s official website. But the phrase “sold out” is actually totally meaningless in the world of reputable online resell sites such as BoxOfficeTicket.Center. Fans will always have access to purchase tickets for any event, regardless of its popularity or headliner.
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It takes a litany of people in plain view and behind-the-scenes to orchestrate and pull off 21 big shows in throughout the course of any given month. That is exactly what went down in November 2017. A snapshot of the month revealed that hip-hop artist Macklemore and rapper Tyler The Creator played huge shows in front of a packed house of excited fans. Other shows included performances by Silverstein Pickups, Gareth Emery, The Front Bottoms and Liam Gallagher.
Shows tend to be announced about 2 to 3 months in advance, although a few shows are inked four or five months in advance. Occasionally, surprised shows can pop up, giving fans just a few weeks to secure tickets. This means it is always a good idea to keep abreast of the goings-on at Terminal 5 by way of this website.
Picking a Spot
The rectangular layout of Terminal 5 makes it pretty simple to get the lay of the land. Large cylinder-shaped pillars jet upwardly every 20 feet or so, supporting two upper levels of seating that allow a few hundred fans to comfortably preside above the stage and above the often packed floor level. It is a noticeably different experience on the floor than it is in the balconies, so fans should take a quick minute to think about the best place they want to be before scoring some surprisingly cheap tickets.