Manhattan Center combines a magnificent, century-old former opera house with fully-integrated 21st century media and entertainment production technology. Recently restored, our Hammerstein Ballroom features a hand-painted ceiling, ornate woodwork, and three balconies with opera boxes. Soaring 75 feet above the main floor, the ceiling holds numerous rigging points suitable for production lighting, sound, or set design. Integration with the in-house audio recording studios, television studios, video control rooms, and post-production suites makes the space an incredible venue for productions, special events, live or taped broadcasts, and webcasts or radio broadcasts. Production possibilities in this highly flexible event space are virtually limitless. Events hosted in The Manhattan Center range from international product launches and television awards programs to designer fashion shows and holiday parties.