In the interest of the health and safety of the Kaufman Music Center community, we are extending the suspension all public-facing events at Merkin Hall through July 31 during this time of heightened concern about the coronavirus. We are hopeful that as many concerts as possible will be rescheduled. Status updates for performances will be posted on the individual concert event pages on the Merkin Hall web site.
If you have tickets for any of the postponed performances, you may take the following actions at your convenience by contacting the box office at 212 501 3330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Donate the value of your credit as a tax-deductible contribution. Your generous support during this difficult time helps Kaufman Music Center transform thousands of lives each year through music education and performance. Learn more.
- Use your credit to purchase tickets to a future Kaufman Music Center presentation at Merkin Hall during the 2020-21 season.
- Request a full refund to your original method of payment within the next 30 days.
The stage may be dark for now, but you can still enjoy great performances in Merkin Hall. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see Online Encores, some of our favorite moments from the current concert season and gems from past seasons, every day. Or watch any time on Youtube!
Merkin Hall is located at 129 W. 67th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
The closest subway trains are the 1 (66th St./Lincoln Center station), 2 and 3 (72nd St. station) trains.
Kaufman Music Center is a 10-minute walk from the 59th St./Columbus Circle station (A, B, C, D & 1 trains).
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Take the M5, M7, M104, M11 (from the west side) or M66 (from the east side).
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Metered street parking is available, but not plentiful, on all side streets. There are also parking garages on 66th and 68th Street., both between Broadway and Amsterdam. We do not offer valet service or handicapped parking.
Icon Parking, located at 201 W. 66th St. (corner of Amsterdam Ave.), offers discounted rates to Kaufman Music Center staff, students and concertgoers. (Please note that the Icon garage at 165 W. 66th St. does not offer the discount.)
• $20 (credit card only) for any 12 hours for all KMC, LMS, and SMS constituents (bring your parking ticket to our front desk and have it stamped for validation)
• $20 (credit card only) for any 6 hours for all Merkin Concert Hall patrons (must have ticket validated by the house staff)
Merkin Hall is a ground-level building with signs posted that prohibit parking in front of its entrance. From the sidewalk, the accessible path to the Hall (and the rest of Kaufman Music Center) starts with a door that leads to the Center’s lobby and can be opened by tapping an automatic electronic opener that is located well within the reach of a chair-bound visitor. Once within the main lobby of Kaufman Music Center, the visitor can access the box office and pass through the box office area onto a landing which overlooks Merkin Hall’s lobby. From the landing a lift (operated by Merkin Hall staff) can lower a chair-bound or mobility impaired visitor to the Hall’s lobby where an usher assists the visitor to get to their seat. In the Hall’s lobby, there is an elevator that leads patrons to the second floor. There are three integrated wheelchair-accessible theater seats dispersed in different locations throughout the Hall, and two aisle transfer seats in the back row of the orchestra level. Wheelchair seats may be purchased by phone or in person during regular box office hours. If possible, we recommend purchasing wheelchair seats at least one day in advance of performances (this is not required). The Hall also includes way-finding signage, an aisle lighting system, ADA-accessible backstage area, fully accessible restrooms and a water fountain. Merkin Hall is also pleased to provide infrared listening devices for the hearing impaired upon request at the concessions stand.
If you have additional accessibility requests, please contact the Merkin Hall box office at email@example.com or 212 501 3330 and we will be glad to assist you.