Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Event Space · Union Square
17 Irving Pl (at E 15th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
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Irving Plaza was converted into a rock music venue in 1978 and has since hosted U2, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton & more establishing itself as NYC’s premier venue.


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    Karolina C.
    "I love the intimate setting of this venue."(12 Tips)
    "Head stage right or left to nab a spot with the best view"(7 Tips)
    Baramee C.
    "Great intimate venue for live music."(16 Tips)
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    "great balcony."(4 Tips)
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  • Jackie M.

    Small, intimate venue. Perfect for seeing bands you love.

    Jackie Mucilli · 1 week ago
  • Marissa S.

    fantastic venue for an intimate show.

    Marissa Stuart · 1 week ago
  • Karolina C.

    I love the intimate setting of this venue. I've been to many concerts here. There's never a bad viewing spot...unless you get a super tall person in front of you (haha)

    Karolina Cunneely · 2 weeks ago
  • Finley B.

    Intimate, but still holds a crowd. Classic feel.

    Finley Bomer-Lawson · October 24
  • Bruno C.

    Came to see a Frank Turner and Beans on Toast show. Really organized venue.

    Bruno Cardoso · October 4
  • Jen M.

    Great venue to catch some of your fav acts!

    Jen Mosh · July 27
  • Josh M.

    All about those metalcore concerts.

    Josh Mateo · June 16
  • Todd H.

    Still one of the best places to see a band in the City.

    Todd Hamilton · June 16
  • Lindsay T.

    A fantastic venue. Drop-down screen in front of stage shows upcoming shows and events. The sound is hit or miss, there are no bathrooms upstairs (stage-level), but they have two bars.

  • Danwen

    Good venue. Shitty sound system.

    Danwen · June 2
  • LeAnna C.

    Drinks are $$ but the Angry Orchard is worth it. Opt for VIP/balcony space to avoid crowds!

  • Filter S.

    This place fucking sucks. Hot, smelly, horrible speaker quality. Disgusting. Don't even drink it's too difficult to get to a bathroom. Could be way nicer.

  • Karissa D.

    The best place to see your favorite band! Small & intimate.

  • Daniel S.

    One of the few great small music venues left in Manhattan!

    Daniel Shaw · March 26
  • Emilie F.

    Coat check line goes out the door at the end of the night, get your coat early.

    Emilie Futterman · February 21
  • Nate K.

    Small intimate space. Great sound, good show selection.

    Nate Kowal · January 30
  • Charetta R.

    Proud to have played here! Gorgeous venue, spacious historical and great sound/lighting!

    Charetta Rock · January 26
  • Amy T.

    Check out the balcony for more crowded shows.

    Amy Tremmel · January 2
  • Jason S.

    Two floor set up, except that for bigger shows they reserve upstairs for VIP (worth the extra money). Bars on every floor and there are great bars/restos for before and after the show close by!

    Jason Schulweis · December 29, 2014
  • Devonta

    Saw Common tonight. Great intimate venue. The crowd was great. Common did his thing. #HipHop

    Devonta · December 10, 2014
  • Douglas

    Shows, jams

    Douglas · December 9, 2014
  • Ka K.

    Worth it to prepay for coat check. They fill up fast :(

    Ka Kuehn · December 7, 2014
  • Miguel R.

    Like most venues in NYC, bar with a wide hall and space enough to fit 6 musicians. The bad thing about this place stage is upstairs restrooms are downstairs, forget going while the band's playing

    Miguel Robledo · December 7, 2014
  • Joe C.

    Royally messed up the Foo Fighters show. Said not to line up until 3, tickets on sale at 5. Gave out wristbands to people there early and were sold out by 2:30. You will never see me here. Place sux.

    Joe C · December 5, 2014
  • Chris R.

    Lotta good memories of legendary shows at this joint.

    Chris Ryan · December 2, 2014
  • Octavious S.

    Had a blast at this spot! Will definitely return.

    Octavious Smith · December 1, 2014
  • Jorge D.

    Like a lessy stuffy BB kings, still got that intimate feel tho. Likes.

    Jorge Del Carpio Jr. · November 29, 2014
  • Amalia V.

    Probably my favorite venue in the city. All the greats have played here. Come early because it'll get packed.

    Amalia Vavala · November 17, 2014
  • Reeves

    Never again will I go to a Grits and Biscuits it was a complete bad shit show and the police shut it down at1:30am #g&b

    Reeves · November 17, 2014
  • Camille

    The side risers and upper level were VIP last time I was here. You had to pay to upgrade to stand with an obstructed view. What the heck??

    Camille · November 11, 2014
  • Jessica A.

    Concerts get crunched. VIP tickets are worth the extra $$ because they come with a free drink and view is muuuuuch better. More room to bust move. 💃

    Jessica Almog · November 7, 2014
  • Janice T.

    If you can get here when doors open try to get to the balcony. Great view and you'll be sure to not lose any clothes when a mosh pit opens up next to you on the main floor.

    Janice Taylor · November 6, 2014
  • Lauren S.

    Super small so you are always close to the artist but it can get packed and very crowded quickly.

    Lauren SK · November 6, 2014
  • Chris T.

    Amazing venue. Smoke in the air, beer on the floor, and talent on the stage from opener to headline. Awesome night.

    Chris Thurber · November 2, 2014
  • John P.

    Nice small venue but drink before you get here if you're looking to get a buzz. $10 well drinks is the epitome of overpriced Manhattan cocktails.

    John P. · October 8, 2014
  • JD

    Buy tickets directly from box office to save on booking fees. Mixed drinks can get pricey so drink beforehand. Stage is visible from most parts of the arena but it does get warm near stage.

    JD · October 6, 2014
  • Melissa R.

    Great venue. Have been going here for ever and never had an issue getting close. Sound is also pretty great compared to other nyc venues.

    Melissa Rosenthal · September 22, 2014
  • Erika R.

    Buy tickets at the box office and they will charge a $2-$5 fee instead of Ticketmaster's $10 fee.

    Erika Renae · August 29, 2014
  • Stephen P.

    Very helpful staff that helped us bring packages of 700+ LPs up two flights of stairs and an elevator. Great sounding room and friendly bar staff.

    Stephen Parker · August 21, 2014
  • Jeff P.

    Coat check is $3 PER item and cash only. You can't take a backpack to the show floor.

    Jeff Petriello · August 13, 2014
  • David L.

    Cool place. Need to check bags though $3

    David Levy · August 8, 2014
  • Ken P.

    Dope venue for concerts! The bars located everywhere are clutch and I def had the time of my life with my group of chums!

    Ken Pierre II · August 7, 2014
  • Baramee C.

    Great intimate venue for live music.

    Baramee Chindavong · August 6, 2014
  • Audrey A.

    I have seen so many great bands here and it was so great that our company had our annual party here long live Irving plaza

    Audrey Aybar · June 23, 2014
  • Compass

    Watch noteworthy and up-and-coming musical acts at the historic Irving Plaza.

    Compass · April 25, 2014
  • Erin M.

    Always say yes to Snarky Puppy. Always.

    Erin McHugh · March 23, 2014
  • Tamer B.

    It's small in there, so be prepared to either get the nut or the butt. They have a nice top seating that has tables and the view is great. Also a couple (2) lounges in the back for sitting.

    Tamer Bekir · March 13, 2014
  • Elana B.

    Coat check lost my jacket. On top of that, they were rude to me and didn't give me a refund for checking it in. Never coming back here after that treatment.

    Elana Betaharon · February 9, 2014
  • Rodrigo B.

    Awesome show!

    Rodrigo Bustamante · February 6, 2014
  • Phoenix E.

    Reggie watts opener?

    Phoenix E · December 12, 2013

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