Gramercy Theatre

Gramercy Theatre is located on 127 East 23rd Street, Manhattan, between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue South.  It opened on March 7th, 2007, with stellastarr*.  Unlike many venues, Gramercy...
Gramercy Theatre

Gramercy Theatre


Gramercy Theatre is located on 127 East 23rd Street, Manhattan, between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue South.  It opened on March 7th, 2007, with stellastarr*.  Unlike many venues, Gramercy was never previously a rock concert venue.  Shortly after opening, Gramercy Theatre’s corporate naming rights were sold to Blender, Maxim’s music magazine spin-off, dubbing it ‘Blender Theater at Gramercy’, but after two years, the sponsorship ended when Blender folded, and the name reverted back to Gramercy Theatre.  Starting just before 2018, Gramercy Theatre joined with fellow Live Nation venues Bowery Ballroom, Irving Plaza, Mercury Lounge, and Warsaw as ‘Mercury East Presents’.

Situated on the busy 23rd Street, just north of such established venues as Webster Hall and Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theatre is somewhat smaller, but unfortunately has a distinctly ‘cavernous’ feel, like a grand old-time theater whose large balcony section has been removed.  There’s a sloped seated section in the back, but given its distance from the stage, and relative small size, it is a poor substitute.  Gramercy Theatre also keeps with the New York tradition of large indie-rock venues, being more sparse and dusty than shiningly clean.  It is also remarkably cold in temperature, but that actually can work in its favor, once the floor is packed and active.

Though a Live Nation venue, Gramercy Theatre doesn’t seem to book that well, not having artistic cred or a usual musical area, though occasionally does get someone you want, rather randomly.

Capacity: 600

all ages


127 East 23rd St. (Between Lexington Ave. and Park Ave. South)

By subway:

4 & 6 trains to 23rd St. – walk 1/2 block west on North side of street
N & R trains to 23rd St. – walk 1 & 1/2 blocks east on North side of street

QRO Coverage:

-L7, with Taran Who?, September 17th, 2023 – L7 photos, Taran Who? photos

-Echosmith, October 17th, 2022 – photos

-EarthGang, February 14th, 2020 – photos

-Marky Ramone’s Holiday Blitzkrieg, December 21st, 2018 – photos

-Frontline Assembly, with The Black Queen, Hide, Actors, Kontravoid, and Anatomy, September 15th, 2018 (Cold Waves) – Frontline Assembly photos, The Black Queen photos, Hide photos, Actors photos, Kontravoid photos, Anatomy photos

-The Damned, October 30th, 2016 – photos

-Enter Shikari, May 5th, 2016 – live review, photos

-Grizfolk, with Max Frost, February 11th, 2016 – Grizfolk photos, Max Frost photos

-Michal Menert, October 10th, 2015 – photos

-Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, with The Glorious Sons, March 10th, 2015 – Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts live review, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts photos, The Glorious Sons photos

-Chris Robinson Brotherhood, February 21st, 2015 – photos

-Steel Panther, December 29th, 2014 – photos

-‘Keepin’ It Crew’ Tour, October 3rd, 2014 – live review, photos

-The Supersuckers, August 1st, 2014 – photos

-Seether, July 1st, 2014 – photos

-The Lawrence Arms, with The Copyrights, March 5th, 2014 – The Lawrence Arms photos, The Copyrights photos

-The Dear Hunter, March 28th, 2013 – photos

-Duncan Sheik, with Alpha Rev, November 23rd, 2012 – Duncan Sheik photos, Alpha Rev photos

-Black Oxygen, September 25th, 2012 – photos

-Doomtree, with F. Stokes, February 16th, 2012 – Doomtree photos, F. Stokes photos

-Dreamwell, with Beyond Belligerent and Cosmos Says Hello, December 27th, 2011 – Dreamwell photos, Beyond Belligerent photos, Cosmos Says Hello photos

-The Maine, December 16th, 2011 – photos

-Machine Gun Kelly, with Wordspit the Illest, May 22nd, 2011 – Machine Gun Kelly photos, Wordspit the Illest photos

-Elefant, with The Silent League, January 16th, 2010 – Elefant live review, Elefant photos, The Silent League photos

-The Get Up Kids, with Brand New (under fake name ‘Motzah’s Ballzes’), May 1st, 2009 – The Get Up Kids photos, Brand New photos

-VHS or Beta, with Moving Units, November 16th, 2007 – VHS or Beta live review, VHS or Beta photos, Moving Units photos

-Band of Horses, with The Maccabees, October 19th, 2007 (CMJ Blender Late Night Sessions) – CMJ coverage, Band of Horses photos, The Maccabees photos

-Spoon, with Air Traffic, October 18th, 2007 (CMJ Blender Late Night Sessions) – CMJ coverage, Spoon photos (set one), Spoon photos (set two), Air Traffic photos

-Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, September 11th, 2007 – live review, photos

-Architecture in Helsinki, October 11th, 2007 – live review, photos

-Clinic, March 9th, 2007 – live review, photos

-stellastarr*, March 7th, 2007 (venue opening) – live review, photos

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