Music • Entertainment • Technology • Lifestyle Sponsored by Sony Group Corporation

Sony Group Corporation’s purpose is to fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology. At Sony Hall, a multi-genre live venue located in the heart of New York City, both of these powers are brought together in a one-of-a-kind concert hall enhanced by Sony technology to provide music fans with an unrivaled entertainment experience.

The space opened in 1938 as the Diamond Horseshoe and quickly became one of the most iconic venues of the vaudeville era, eventually becoming the home for the Avant garde off-broadway hit Queen of the Night.  In March 2018, Sony Hall officially opened its doors with much of its original history and dynamic design and décor elements still kept in-tact. The decision to leave the venue as is was one which Sony Group Corporation made without hesitation after first stepping into the space. From the moment you enter, the room’s rich heritage can be felt throughout every corner. By retaining its original design and incorporating the latest Sony technology, Sony Hall respects the venue’s history and legacy while making it a truly special place where both creativity and technology seamlessly come to life.

Today, Sony strives to continue developing new technology for Sony Hall to establish the venue as a mecca of music to musicians and music lovers alike.

Sony’s Technology in Sony Hall

Sony Hall is equipped with Sony’s latest technologies throughout the venue to provide an enhanced entertainment experience.

360 Reality Audio

Sony’s proprietary spatial audio technology integrated within Sony Hall was developed to create immersive music experience. The system uses approximately 30 speakers allocated to the hall to realize the music experience where the performance of the artists, orchestras, and/or a band actually surrounds the audiences. Sony Hall is the first venue where the music fans enjoy Sony’s new and transformative music experience, 360 Reality Audio.

4K Remote Cameras

Sony’s 4K remote camera system is located throughout the venue and operated by an on-site video specialist. Each of the three cameras are positioned strategically to capture the best footage from multiple angles and all content/data from a live show (performance or b-roll) can be, upon request, provided for a variety of promotional needs.

Venue Facts

Est. 2018
Owned / Operated by Blue Note Entertainment Group
Located in the heart of Times Square
1,000 Standing / 500 Seated Capacity
Full Service Restaurant & Bar
12,000 Sq. Ft.

Per New York City’s guidance, Sony Hall is requiring all guests, staff & musicians ages 12+ to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter. Children ages 5 to 11 must have received at least one dose.

Proof of vaccination may include your physical CDC card, photo of your CDC card, NYC Covid Safe App, or the NYS Excelsior Pass.

In addition to the vaccination policy, New York City continues to encourage masks for all indoor gatherings, except while you are actively eating and drinking.