The legendary Beacon Theatre is a 2,600-seat venue built in 1928 and designed in the art deco styling of the day by architect Walter Ahlschlager. Designated a New York landmark building by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Committee in 1979 and acquired by MSGE in 2006, The Beacon has become a venerable rock room for generations of New Yorkers and an intimate setting for unforgettable concerts and events. Many of the greatest names in music have played The Beacon including the Rolling Stones, Jerry Garcia, The Allman Brothers Band, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Paul Simon, and Queen.
The Madison Square Garden Company completed a major restoration of the Beacon Theatre in February, 2009. In 2012 for the second consecutive year, The Beacon ranked #3 in its venue class “Top Grossing Venue” by industry trade leader Billboard Magazine in its ‘The Year End / Decade in Music’ December issue.