Performance and Rehearsal Space

Showcasing talent on a grand scale

The 800-seat Concert Hall at NYSEC has a rich and vibrant performing arts history. Committed to fostering relationships with the arts community as a whole, we understand the unique needs of all artists – from soloists and grassroots theater companies to full-scale orchestras and ensembles. The Concert Hall has been a home to numerous concerts, recitals, play readings, and musicals. While often favored for its architectural grandeur, the Hall is best known for its spectacular acoustics; this unique blend of beauty and versatility has made the Concert Hall at NYSEC one of the most sought-after performance venues in New York City.  Performers and concertgoers alike know that any event in the Concert Hall will be unforgettable. Contact Marie Orraca to learn more.

For a complete list of upcoming concerts, visit Metropolitan Presents.

"The warm acoustics and intimate setting produce a fine concert experience for performers and audience alike." Nicholas Saunders - Director of Concert Operations, The Juilliard School

"The Concert Hall provides an intimate rapport between artists and audience  with a beautifully immediate and true acoustic." Valerie Guy - Director of Artistic Operations, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Past Performances

     Ed Sheerhan Live From the Artist Den      

"At the historic meeting house of the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Ed Sheeran needed little more than his voice and a guitar to whip a crowd of 700 fervent fans into a frenzy of mass sing-a-longs or hush them into enraptured silence." -Live From The Artists' Den: Ed Sheeran



"Minnesota natives Low played a gorgeous show last night at the New York Society for Ethical Culture concert hall. The sweeping antique auditorium, with its velvet pews and soaring, curved ceiling, was the perfect setting for the band's intimate yet intense performance." -Baeble - Out and About: Low at The New York Society for Ethical Culture (Photos by Brooklyn Vegan)

"There are probably more great entertainment venues in NYC than any other city in the world. But one stands out for me in terms of intimacy, ability of the crowd to get close to and connect with their heroes and comfort: The Concert Hall on the corner of 64th street and Central Park West. Besides the fabulously idyllic location across from the bucolic Central Park, this church-like hall complete with pews is an 812-seat gem in which to see a concert. Part of the New York Society for Ethical Culture...The Concert Hall is sublime. If there’s a better place to hear music in Manhattan, I’d like to know about it." -Backstage Pass: Dickey Betts Shreds NYC