Roseland Ballroom

★★★☆☆
  • 239 W 52nd St

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-247-0200

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Dude, seriously, Paul Van Dyk @ Roseland Ballroom? I'm totally there. Just bought tickets. Who else is coming?

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★★★★★

Dude, seriously, Paul Van Dyk @ Roseland Ballroom? I'm totally there. Just bought tickets. Who else is coming?

Pros: Paul Van Dyk!!!!

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I love to dance to the music I grew up on, temps, smokey, James Brown, Michael, it brings back memories i cherrish. The floor space is big enough to dance on and really get down even when it is crowded you can find room to dance. Every time there is a oldie but goodies night, you will see me there even if I have to come by myself. I always have a good time.

Love to dance

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★★★★★

I love to dance to the music I grew up on, temps, smokey, James Brown, Michael, it brings back memories i cherrish. The floor space is big enough to dance on and really get down even when it is crowded you can find room to dance. Every time there is a oldie but goodies night, you will see me there even if I have to come by myself. I always have a good time.

Love to dance

Pros: best music in town most of the time

Cons: the guys still stand on the side

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This place is bad: Small, dirty, and poorly organized. I called Roseland Ballroom on the day of the event to ask about camera policy. They told me absolutely no cameras. I asked, "Not even disposable or point and shoot cheapies?" Angry Roseland Voice: Absolutely no cameras will be allowed into the venue tonight." Sure enough, we show up and everyone with a camera, even larger professional quality ones, is being allowed in. It was not worth the trip - see your favorite band somewhere else. Oh, and ladies, the bathroom space is minimal and disgusting.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is bad: Small, dirty, and poorly organized. I called Roseland Ballroom on the day of the event to ask about camera policy. They told me absolutely no cameras. I asked, "Not even disposable or point and shoot cheapies?" Angry Roseland Voice: Absolutely no cameras will be allowed into the venue tonight." Sure enough, we show up and everyone with a camera, even larger professional quality ones, is being allowed in. It was not worth the trip - see your favorite band somewhere else. Oh, and ladies, the bathroom space is minimal and disgusting.

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Just the amibience, some places just really lack atmosphere, the Roseland is the opposite of that, you can feel all of the concerts which have happened there before the moment you step through the door.

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★★★★★

Just the amibience, some places just really lack atmosphere, the Roseland is the opposite of that, you can feel all of the concerts which have happened there before the moment you step through the door.

Pros: really nice old school venue

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the first time i went to the roseland was a couple years ago to see alice cooper on halloween night, it was a blast not only were the tickets cheap enough there really isnt a bad spot in the place.

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★★★☆☆

the first time i went to the roseland was a couple years ago to see alice cooper on halloween night, it was a blast not only were the tickets cheap enough there really isnt a bad spot in the place.

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Having worked in the music industry for a few years, I had the pleasure of attending many a show which my company promoted at Roseland...the upstairs is great, never actually paid to see anything there but always enjoyed myself.

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★★★★★

Having worked in the music industry for a few years, I had the pleasure of attending many a show which my company promoted at Roseland...the upstairs is great, never actually paid to see anything there but always enjoyed myself.

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I like the fact that the stage is very high up that way even if you're in the back you can see just fine. I also like the seating on the side against the wall for those who don't wish to stand. The sound isn't the best, but other than that, it's awesome.

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★★★★☆

I like the fact that the stage is very high up that way even if you're in the back you can see just fine. I also like the seating on the side against the wall for those who don't wish to stand. The sound isn't the best, but other than that, it's awesome.

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This place rocks. No seats to get in your way, everyone pays the same price and you don't have to push anyone or jump up and down to see the stage. Don't feel like standing? Sit on the carpet lined side where it's comfy. Great place to see your favorite band because it's not too big, and it's easy to get to the front.

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★★★★☆

This place rocks. No seats to get in your way, everyone pays the same price and you don't have to push anyone or jump up and down to see the stage. Don't feel like standing? Sit on the carpet lined side where it's comfy. Great place to see your favorite band because it's not too big, and it's easy to get to the front.

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Roseland is one of those New York concert halls where artists go when they're right between a tiny club and the Madison Square Garden. It has a large general admission standing-room-only floor that is probably great for dancing, but unfortunately is a bad place for rock concerts.

There is a line of soft seats lininng the walls on the sides of the stage. Again, probably great for a dance party - but if you're there for a concert, you have to seat on the back of the seats to see anything over the heads of the standing people. With no separation between the seats and the floor, you can also be sure that sometime over the course of the concert, somebody will step on your foot, spill beer on you, fall into your lap while moshing, etc.

The only other place to rest during a concert is a metal railing in the back of the dance floor, separating the floor from the bar area. But that far from the stage, it's hard to see anything, and the noise from the bar and people walking back and forth can be very distracting.

The prices there are usually quite reasonable, and the venue gets some really great acts. The sound system can't be faulted. But I personally hate going there.

PROS: Good prices, good sound, good artists
CONS: The vibe just isn't there, it's hard to explain. Uncomfortable layout.

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★★☆☆☆

Roseland is one of those New York concert halls where artists go when they're right between a tiny club and the Madison Square Garden. It has a large general admission standing-room-only floor that is probably great for dancing, but unfortunately is a bad place for rock concerts.

There is a line of soft seats lininng the walls on the sides of the stage. Again, probably great for a dance party - but if you're there for a concert, you have to seat on the back of the seats to see anything over the heads of the standing people. With no separation between the seats and the floor, you can also be sure that sometime over the course of the concert, somebody will step on your foot, spill beer on you, fall into your lap while moshing, etc.

The only other place to rest during a concert is a metal railing in the back of the dance floor, separating the floor from the bar area. But that far from the stage, it's hard to see anything, and the noise from the bar and people walking back and forth can be very distracting.

The prices there are usually quite reasonable, and the venue gets some really great acts. The sound system can't be faulted. But I personally hate going there.

PROS: Good prices, good sound, good artists
CONS: The vibe just isn't there, it's hard to explain. Uncomfortable layout.

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Reminds me of the Aragon in Chicago. Been here for one concert for Smashmouth and Third Eye Blind when neither one was famous yet. That is the type of acts they get. Large venue with a liquor license. Crowd can be a bit rough, depending on the band (aka mosh pit).

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★★★☆☆

Reminds me of the Aragon in Chicago. Been here for one concert for Smashmouth and Third Eye Blind when neither one was famous yet. That is the type of acts they get. Large venue with a liquor license. Crowd can be a bit rough, depending on the band (aka mosh pit).

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There is always someone interesting performing at the Roseland Ballroom. The acoustics are good, the location is convenient, and there's plenty of room to mosh and jump around to your favorite artists. You can even rent the place for large parties and events (but it'll cost you).

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★★★★☆

There is always someone interesting performing at the Roseland Ballroom. The acoustics are good, the location is convenient, and there's plenty of room to mosh and jump around to your favorite artists. You can even rent the place for large parties and events (but it'll cost you).

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Avoid this venue unless tix are free or your all-time fav performer is there. It was way too crowded and it was def oversold. But you will get different opinions depending on who the performer is. We saw Jack Johnson. Everyone in our group was very disappointed with the sound. I suggest getting there very early and never leaving your spot, even to go to the bathroom, b/c you wil never make it back to the group without bumping into everyone and pissing people off. Some had to stand in the back the whole time it was so crowded. They couldn't take the pushing and crowding. Gen Admission stinks, try getting tickets for upstairs(mezzanine).

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★☆☆☆☆

Avoid this venue unless tix are free or your all-time fav performer is there. It was way too crowded and it was def oversold. But you will get different opinions depending on who the performer is. We saw Jack Johnson. Everyone in our group was very disappointed with the sound. I suggest getting there very early and never leaving your spot, even to go to the bathroom, b/c you wil never make it back to the group without bumping into everyone and pissing people off. Some had to stand in the back the whole time it was so crowded. They couldn't take the pushing and crowding. Gen Admission stinks, try getting tickets for upstairs(mezzanine).

Pros: Good bands, Easy to get a drink

Cons: Bridge & Tunnel, Crowded, Bad sound

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I have been to Roseland several times and each has been an awsome experience ( i dont know what these other guys are talking about). They have really great bands and the second floor thing is really cool.

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★★★★★

I have been to Roseland several times and each has been an awsome experience ( i dont know what these other guys are talking about). They have really great bands and the second floor thing is really cool.

Pros: historical, great bands

Cons: dirty

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The worst managed club in the history of New York. They do everything wrong with flair. Herd people around, rude people at the door, let too many people in. Unfortunately, music venues of this size are moving out of Manhattan so they are faced with less competition. I will never, ever go back regardless of who is performing.

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★☆☆☆☆

The worst managed club in the history of New York. They do everything wrong with flair. Herd people around, rude people at the door, let too many people in. Unfortunately, music venues of this size are moving out of Manhattan so they are faced with less competition. I will never, ever go back regardless of who is performing.

Pros: Big Name Bands

Cons: Staff, Crowd, Everything Else

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After being at Roseland ballroom twice I have come to the conlusion that it is one of the worst venues in NYC. The staff is rude, it is smokey, the sound is terrible and the place looks depressing. I will only go to roseland again if it is my only chance to see a band but would go grudgingly. Last time Ben Folds came to Roseland I opted to see him in New Haven instead when I only live 20 miles from Roseland. Feh!

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★★☆☆☆

Hey..

After being at Roseland ballroom twice I have come to the conlusion that it is one of the worst venues in NYC. The staff is rude, it is smokey, the sound is terrible and the place looks depressing. I will only go to roseland again if it is my only chance to see a band but would go grudgingly. Last time Ben Folds came to Roseland I opted to see him in New Haven instead when I only live 20 miles from Roseland. Feh!

Pros: Location

Cons: Sound, Staff

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The Roseland's relaxed crowd (good mix - you literally see all types here) and atmosphere were a welcome change from the pretension of the see-and-be-seen set downtown and the soul-free, pointless music you usually find there. I'm in my early twenties, so I missed disco's glory days, but I did grow up listening to a lot of classic soul and R&B. The DJ definitely gave me what I liked. The crowd was so enthusiastic - no casual lean-and-pose at the bar with your drink here. The dance floor was packed through every set. A guaranteed good time.

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★★★★★

The Roseland's relaxed crowd (good mix - you literally see all types here) and atmosphere were a welcome change from the pretension of the see-and-be-seen set downtown and the soul-free, pointless music you usually find there. I'm in my early twenties, so I missed disco's glory days, but I did grow up listening to a lot of classic soul and R&B. The DJ definitely gave me what I liked. The crowd was so enthusiastic - no casual lean-and-pose at the bar with your drink here. The dance floor was packed through every set. A guaranteed good time.

Pros: Spacious, Lovely, Well air-conditioned

Cons: Deathtrap stairwells

 

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