PlayStation Theater

PlayStation Theater

(Now Closed)
Music Venue and Concert Hall
Theater District, New York
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  • L. T.heart icon on user image
    L. T.October 30, 2016
    Large but feels intimate. Great views throughout - it's wide, w/elevated areas on sides and the back. The stage is the perfect height. Big clean bathrooms & good bartenders who don't ignore you.
  • Eddie
    EddieSeptember 8, 2013
    It was an amazing concert, great atmosphere and friendly staff, the sound system there is nice and goes well with the fit of all venus. Well done best buy! Overall I would def go back again
  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencySeptember 13, 2012
    Great venue, right in the heart of everything, Times Square style! Standing area in front, seats in the back. Stellar sound. Hey ladies, bathrooms are CLEAN and plentiful!
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Chris RaghoobarDecember 23, 2015
    Last time I came here, it was the Best Buy Theater. It's a lovely venue, good standing room and seats in the back. Saw Mutemath and Ariana Grande here, both great shows.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RiscicaDecember 3, 2014
    first time at the best buy theater--- great intimate venue, just wish more bands i like performed there--- so sick of seeing shows at Terminal 5!
  • mikeyboxxheart icon on user image
    mikeyboxxNovember 25, 2016
    Best NYC venue after Roseland got demolished! Great sound, site lines, and seating if needed. Go see your favorite metal bands. Danzig, Amon Amarth, King Diamond, Meshuggah, etc
  • CMJ
    CMJAugust 29, 2012
    Amid Times Square is this venue--one of the few in NYC to require an escalator for entry. Drink prices are high, as you'd expect from the 'hood, but the excellent sound more than makes up for it.
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordNovember 17, 2012
    Perpetual crowdsurfing! If you crowdsurf up to the stage, the guards are specifically trained to give you a soft cushy landing and cycle you out to the back to start the whole thing over again.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughMarch 27, 2015
    The layout of this theater is strange with the standing in the middle but the sound is pretty good. If you manage to get into the upstairs VIP sections don't hesitate just go.
  • Julie O.
    Julie O.July 21, 2013
    If you put an upscale movie theatre and a concert venue together you'd have this place. Overall good venue. Pit in the front, seating in the back.
  • DanOheart icon on user image
    DanOJune 21, 2015
    Great venue with separate standing areas, depending on your rowdiness, that also provide an intimate feel with the bands.
  • This Week on Lot
    This Week on LotJanuary 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great venue in Times Square. Security is real tough at entrance and while in side. Smoking area provided. Many bars, snack, coat check. Even at sold out show, plenty of room. Highly recommend.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 21, 2010
    Can be a little tough to find, but look for the curved jumbotron by the MTV building. Great place for corporate events, with comfortable seating. Arrive early & hang out downstairs at the bar.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PruntyDecember 2, 2010
    I saw Zahi Hawass here, and it was a seated engagement, but judging by the wood floors, and i questioned how this place could host concerts, and metal shows at that. The bar is placed very nicely too
  • Kevin G.heart icon on user image
    Kevin GrantNovember 12, 2018
    Cool venue with lots of different places to stand / sit and experience a show.
  • CMT
    CMTOctober 10, 2012
    A great spot for live music in NYC, and the first stop of 2012 CMT On Tour (10/10/2012), headlined by Jake Owen, with special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line. Let loose and sing along!
  • Meg L.
    Meg LewisAugust 25, 2014
    Huge fan of the reverse mullet venue layout. Standing room in the front, seating in the back!
  • Harris D.
    Harris DeckerNovember 19, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    this is one of the best live music venues in NYC. They have an awesome concert lineup and give the option to sit or stand at most of their concerts with an unobstructed view. Great sound, modern feel.
  • allison
    allisonSeptember 5, 2014
    Intimate venue the size of a high school gymnasium. There's no bad seat in the house!
  • Daniel S.heart icon on user image
    Daniel ShawDecember 22, 2015
    Despite being in Times Square, it's possible to have a blast at this mid-sized music venue.
  • Danwen
    DanwenAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    best venue i've been to in NYC. management is efficient, space is open, the stadium seating in the back of the venue is clutch.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan M.June 19, 2011
    Saw Deftones/Dillinger Escape Plan here, pretty good venue. There is stadium type seating located in the back if you want to sit and rest for a few.
  • Stephen N.
    Stephen NNovember 13, 2013
    Great acoustics. Atrocious customer service. From coat check to bar
  • Karissa✨heart icon on user image
    Karissa✨June 11, 2015
    Formerly known as Nokia Theater. Standing room and seats! Lots of space.
  • ᴡ A.
    ᴡ AshNovember 24, 2011
    Definitely going back to see five finger death punch, all that remains, hatebreed, and rains if they ever end up in new york again. Mosh pit was epic. Best concert thus far.
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HDecember 11, 2009
    Nice space. Pick a good show, go with friends who like the music, and dance in the pit area. I saw The Cat Empire recently and the crowd really made the show for me.
  • clarissa f.heart icon on user image
    clarissa floresMarch 12, 2015
    Theater is pretty small but sound quality is amazing
  • Christina C.heart icon on user image
    Christina ChinOctober 1, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Small theater, convenient location, its too bad its closing permanently at the end of 2019.
  • Tiffany S.heart icon on user image
    Tiffany SugaMay 31, 2013
    Alway get early entry tickets its a standing theatre with rear seats
  • Sam R.
    Sam RoonSeptember 9, 2011
    Great metal venue... Good sound and a great layout.
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Chris RyanDecember 2, 2014
    Beers are a little pricey, but the lit is wide and the sound is fucking clean as my dick:
  • Elise A.
    Elise AbdallaJuly 1, 2010
    I saw a Snoop Dogg, Redman and Method man concert here as well as an Honor Society show...a cool and small venue where you can see the artist up close and personal!
  • Greg M.heart icon on user image
    Greg MacDonaldDecember 15, 2018
    Awesome concert and event venue in Midtown.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KrupskiJanuary 2, 2011
    Just saw an amazing glassjaw concert here, highly impressive venue, great sound and well placed bars indeed
  • Erin H.
    Erin HinesMarch 19, 2014
    Security guys are pretty rude. The guy ripped my tickets right out of my hand as I was taking them out of the envelope -- and I was moving pretty fast so there was really no need for that.
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily KaneJuly 12, 2015
    Go the beer route. They serve in cans, so the spill factor is *slightly* decreased.
  • Chris A.heart icon on user image
    Chris AngelinaSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good venue to are shows.
  • Michael H.heart icon on user image
    Michael HilgendorfSeptember 28, 2014
    Awesome small venue- sucks it's in Times Square though
  • Tara
    TaraNovember 14, 2010
    Not a long wait to get into the venue once doors opened, nice friendly atmosphere, great place for a concert
  • Milosz T.heart icon on user image
    Milosz TanskiSeptember 19, 2016
    Such a poorly organized entrance. Got moved around 5 times.
  • Hilton Times Square
    Hilton Times SquareMarch 14, 2010
    Go to Nokia Theatre to experience some really diverse music acts and a have a great time experiencing it all. Be sure to buy tickets in advance. Read more
  • Duren W.heart icon on user image
    Duren WilliamsJune 8, 2019
    Awesome lil venue I catch most hip-hop acts
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KSeptember 26, 2014
    Tell them you are a Reward Zone member for a $9 shot of fireball!
  • Sara .heart icon on user image
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾June 18, 2016
    Great venue!
  • Terry C.heart icon on user image
    Terry COctober 13, 2017
    Pretty decent venue, sound was great and bartenders were fast
  • evelyn c.
    evelyn carbonellApril 4, 2011
    BEST BUY THEATER THE CONCERTS ARE GREAT THERE I SAW CAMILA ON SUNDAY , IT WAS SO GOOD..
  • Michael G.heart icon on user image
    Michael GuzmanMarch 10, 2016
    Nice theater
  • Ahmad B.
    Ahmad BilalDecember 1, 2009
    Amazing staff, obviously easy to get to, it's just way too sterile and corporate. Great front of house sound.
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 5, 2010
    Don't buy cocktails or well style drinks at the bar...they're cheap on liquor, and not on price.
  • CcCcCcC
    CcCcCcCNovember 20, 2011
    Every time I come here it amazes me how poorly managed it is. Half of the staff on power trips. One of my least favorite show venues.
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