Webster Hall returns.
Since closing in August of 2017 with an explosive show headlined by Action Bronson, the New York City Webster Hall venue has been under major renovation as it assumes new management. Now, the concert venue has announced that it will be arriving in Spring of 2019 after it's hiatus.
"While we’ve been closed, we have made some venue enhancements and think you will dig them," the venue said in a statement. "While updates are still underway, we are pleased to say that Webster Hall will return in Spring 2019.”
The venue was sold from the Ballinger Family to AEG and BSE after 27 years of operation. Together, the companies took over the operating rights, assets and the long-term lease of the building. Previously, Jay Marciano of AEG revealed that AEG and BSE were spending an estimated $10 million on renovations in order “to bring them up to contemporary standards and add a few more customer features.”
The building has an over 130-year history, first being built by architect Charles Rentz in 1886. At the time, it served as a social hall for working class citizens of the Lower East Side through the Great Depression. RCA Records purchased the music hall and made it a reording studio in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1980 it was turned into a concert venue known as The Ritz before the Ballinger family took control in 1989 to make it what we know today.