Hammerstein Ballroom The 12,000 square foot Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios is an elegant pre-war ballroom featuring a hand-painted ceiling mural, ornate woodwork and three balconies overlooking the main party room and stage for live music, DJs and more. The 75 foot high ceiling holds many rigging points for production décor and lighting options. Ties to the in-house audio recording studios and video control rooms make the space an incredible venue for productions, special celebrations and webcasts by merging its theatrical past with modern technology. The space accommodates up to 2,500 party people for receptions and theatrical productions and 1,000 people for a seated dinner. Events possibilities are endless in this versatile party and celebration space. The Hammerstein Ballroom has hosted events ranging from product launches and television awards programs to fashion shows and holiday parties. With incredible food and the best service the Hammerstein is a New York institution dedicated to giving your guests the VIP treatment.