Plan Your Visit

The Big Apple is full of tourist destinations and activities for visitors to enjoy to their heart’s content. But after a show on Broadway or shopping in Times Square, what is there to do? Visitors to the Big Apple can take time for a dinner and jazz experience with Birdland, a New York City jazz venue with a storied past.

How to Buy Tickets

Those wanting to buy tickets to see a show at Birdland have a few options. They can either order ahead by calling (212) 581-3080, email kira@birdlandjazz.com, or purchase tickets on our website. Additionally, tickets are sometimes available at the door– but seats sell out quickly and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How Much are Tickets?

The price of the ticket, or music charge, is anywhere between $25 and $50, depending on the performer and the chosen seat. There is an additional minimum of $10 per person in dinner charges.

How to Get to Birdland

It is recommended that visitors arrive about 30 minutes to an hour before the start of the performance, to give ample time to park, get to their seats, and get settled. Door times change for each show so be sure to check our Calendar for details and updates. At Birdland, there are parking garages on 44th street, a half-block from away from the venue. If visitors are heading to Birdland using the subway, the stop is at 42nd Street and Port Authority.

birdland jazz venue seating chart

*The venue seating chart is for illustrative purposes only and is not drawn to scale.

Birdland Theater, located on the lower level, is an intimate, cabaret-style venue with a classic bar. Both seating options offer a large Italian menu, decadent desserts, chef-curated  wines, and other classic cocktails and beers.

*The venue seating chart is for illustrative purposes only and is not drawn to scale.

What to Bring to A Show

Be sure to bring along a valid form of identification and of course, your confirmation e-mail when visiting Birdland. If you don’t have either of those, a last name will do just fine.

What is a Jazz Show Like?

Our shows feature a jazz group center stage. Generally, it is seen as a faux pas to talk during a jazz show, and some bands see talking or dancing during performances as disrespectful. People attending these shows should always follow the instructions of the band to get the most out of it. Those who want to head to a show where dancing is permitted should look for big band or swing groups. For first-time jazz club goers, it is best to wait until after solos are performed to clap or take cues from the other audience members. Those who wish to get another drink or need to use the facilities during the show, should wait until the song is over as a sign of good manners.

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