Bowery Ballroom FAQ

Covid-19 Information

The safety of our artists, fans, and staff is always our top priority and planned for accordingly. We encourage those who are sick to stay home, and remind everyone coming to our venues to wash their hands regularly with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
We continue to implement preventive measures at all Live Nation Venues in line with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies. We have taken the following steps to help ensure the health and safety of everyone who walks into our buildings:

  • Extra hand sanitizer dispensers at all bathroom areas, concessions stands, lobbies, offices and backstage
  • Additional signage and messaging in restrooms, backstage and offices to help reinforce basic health and hygiene practices
  • Eliminating hand pump condiment dispensers, providing individual packages instead
  • Granting fans ability to bring disposable wipes and hand sanitizers into all venues
  • Janitorial staff equipped with additional USDA and Food Code Compliant disinfectants and wipes for immediate cleaning response
  • Increased frequency of cleaning routines and disinfection of high touch areas

For updates and information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website. We recognize this is a very fluid situation, and will work to update our ticket purchasers with new information as it becomes available to us.

Where is The Bowery Ballroom located?
Click here for directions.

We encourage all guests to try and travel sustainably, whether it’s via public transit, cycling, or car sharing options. For more information, you can look here.

How can I get tickets to a Bowery Ballroom show?
You can purchase tickets online by clicking the “Buy Tickets” icon on any show page on our site and you will be taken to the Ticketmaster event page. If tickets do not sell out in advance, they will be sold at the door on the night of the show.

Can I scan a ticket from my phone?
Yes, we recommend downloading the excellent Ticketmaster app.

If a show is canceled, where do I get a refund?
If a show is canceled, refunds are available at point of purchase. You will be refunded automatically if you purchased a ticket through Ticketmaster. Please note openers are always subject to change.

What are my payment options in the venue?
Cash is king, but we also accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa at our bars. If tickets do not sell out in advance, they will be sold at the door on the night of the show (Cash Only). We have an ATM on-site.

How old do I have to be to get into the club?
Most shows are 18+, although some are 16+ and some are 21+. Please check the show page to verify age limits for individual Bowery Ballroom shows. All shows require a government-issued photo ID or passport to enter. Security is present at every show to verify your age.

My friend and I just started a band, how can I get us a show booked at a Bowery Ballroom?
Send to [email protected].

Does the Bowery Ballroom have seats?
From time to time, we seat special shows at the The Bowery Ballroom. But some of us highly recommend you getting off your tush and shaking what your mama gave you. 

Do I need to bring ID?
Of course you do! Government-issued photo ID (including NYC-issued IDs) is required for entry.

Do you serve cheese fries?
No, but there are light snacks available for purchase at The Bowery Ballroom.

What are the usual set times?
Show generally begin an hour after doors open. One to three support acts usually precede the headliner, which typically takes the stage at 9, 10, or 11 p.m.

What kind of drinks do you have?
We have a full bar in each venue, with plenty of H20 and soft drinks along with a wide selection of beers (on-tap and bottled), wine and spirits to cure what ales you.

I have a blog. Do I count as press?
Maybe, but don’t ask us. The Bowery Ballroom doesn’t issue press passes or photo passes. All press inquiries should be directed to the band’s publicist, label or management.

Can I get in for free?
Maybe, but what are you going to do for us? Relationships are a two-way street. We are always in search of street-teamers and folks to flyer. We can also offer you free admission if you were on any of the Yankees’ championship rosters.

Can you give me the contact of someone at the label?
Unfortunately, we cannot give out that information, but Google and liner notes might help. You’ll be surprised what you can find on the Internet.

Can I bring my camera?
Photo policy varies for different artists and is usually not determined until day of show, although no GoPros and no audio/video recording is allowed. You can bring a nonprofessional camera (point and shoot, no detachable lenses) to most shows, and you can inquire about the photo policy at the door. Professional cameras are only allowed with a photo pass issued by band management. NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.

Do you have a coat check?
Yes, during the colder months.. The coat check costs $3 per item. (No, your scarves and gloves don’t count as items.) Remember: Don’t lose your coat-check ticket! If you do, you’ll have to wait until the very end of the night to get your items back. You can take a photo of your ticket on your phone just in case.

Pues-je fumer dans le club?
Sorry, there is no smoking inside The Bowery Ballroom, however there is a smoking section outside the venue.

Is there re-entry?
Absolutely not! There is no re-entry to The Bowery Ballroom and all exits are final, excluding the smoking area.

Do you rent your rooms for private events?

Of course! Nuestra casa es su casa. We like to party. Please contact [email protected] to request pertinent information.

Do you have an internship program?
Yes we do, it is unpaid and for school credit only. Please contact [email protected] for information.

Where do I park?
The Bowery Ballroom has no designated parking. But there is ample street parking in the neighborhood. Of course, you can always go green and take the subway.

ADA Accommodations:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we can provide special accommodations for patrons with disabilities. If you require additional accommodations for an event, please contact us at [email protected] with information about which event you will be attending and the accommodations required.

Other Bowery Ballroom Rules and FAQs:
Tickets purchased in front of the venue are usually counterfeit and admittance with a counterfeit ticket will be denied.
No flyers, stickers, handbills, no outside beverages, no markers, spray paint, weapons (includes pocket knives), no smoking (including e-cigarettes), no selfie sticks, no hula hoops, no glow sticks.
You will be ejected for throwing ANYTHING.
All shows are general admission.
You must show proof of age by government-issued photo ID and get a wristband to be served at the bar.