Travel Information

Manhattan School of Music is located at the northwest corner of Broadway and 122nd Street and is conveniently accessible by public transportation. The doors located at 132 Claremont Avenue will open one hour prior to mainstage opera performances. For all other events, please use the main entrance at 122nd Street and Broadway.


Wheelchair and walker access to Manhattan School of Music is available through the Handicap Accessible Entrance located at 120 Claremont Avenue. Please enter through the door marked with the universal Handicap Accessible symbol. A doorbell at this entrance will alert a security guard to unlock the door. MSM’s Box Office and performance spaces, with the exception of Mikowsky Hall and Myers Hall, are handicap accessible. The cafeteria is not accessible.

Seating Requirements and Tickets

For wheelchair and walker accessible seating please call the Box Office Manager at 917 493 4536.

  • When purchasing tickets, please specify if you require a Wheelchair / Walker Location or if you will be transferring to a theater seat and require an aisle seat. Seating locations are subject to availability. 
  • Let us know in advance if you will be accompanied by a personal attendant or aide to reserve a complimentary adjacent seat. 
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance you are attending begins.


By Subway (1 train)

Manhattan School of Music is located between the 116th Street and 125th Street stations.

By Bus

(M5, M4, M104, M60, M11) Several MTA bus lines stop within two blocks of the school: the M5 arrives at Riverside Drive, the M4 and M104 arrive at Broadway, and the M60 and M11 arrive at Amsterdam Avenue.

By Metro North

Metro North trains stop at Harlem-125th Street. After exiting the train, board the M60 bus, making stops down Amsterdam Avenue.

By Car

Northbound on I-95

Continue on I-95N
Take exit 16E toward Lincoln Tunnel
Merge onto NJ-495 E
Continue onto Lincoln Tunnel
Take the exit toward Dyer Ave
Turn right onto Dyer Ave
Turn right onto W 34th St
Take the 3rd right onto New York 9A N/12th Ave
Continue to follow New York 9A N
Take the exit toward 125 St
Turn right onto St Clair Pl
Take the 1st right onto Riverside Dr
Take the 1st left onto Tiemann Pl
Take the 1st right onto Claremont Ave

Southbound on I-95

Continue from I-95 S onto I-278 W
Slight right onto I-87 N (signs for Major Deegan Expressway/Albany)
Take exit 4 for 149 St E toward 145 St Bridge
Turn left onto 145th St Bridge/E 149th St
Continue to follow 145th St Bridge
Continue onto W 145th St
Turn left onto Broadway
Turn right onto La Salle St
Turn left onto Claremont Ave


Aloft Harlem
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10027

Hotel Newton 
2528 Broadway (between W 95th & 96th Streets), New York, NY 10025

The Lucerne Hotel
201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024


Ajanta (Indian)
1237 Amsterdam Ave
(between 120th & 121st St )
Dinner Daily: 5 PM to 11 PM
Lunch Daily: Noon to 3 PM

Bettolona (Italian)
3143 Broadway
(between La Salle St & Tiemann Pl)
Lunch Mon–Fri: 12 PM to 4 PM
Dinner Sun–Thu: 4 PM to 1 PM, Fri–Sat: 4 PM to 12 AM
Brunch Sat–Sun: 11 AM to 4 PM

Jin Ramen (Japanese)
3138 Broadway
(between Tiemann Pl & 125 St)
Mon - Sun : 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Mon - Thu : 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fri - Sat : 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sun : 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kitchenette (American, Bakery)
1272 Amsterdam Ave.
(between 122nd & 123rd Sts.)
Mon–Fri: 8 AM to 11 PM
Sat–Sun: 9 AM to 11 PM

Le Monde (French, Bistro)
2885 Broadway
(between 112th & 113th St)
Sun–Thur: 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Fri & Sat: 11 AM to 1:30 AM

Max SoHa (Italian)
1274 Amsterdam Ave.
(123rd St.)
Daily: Noon to Midnight

Pisticci (Italian)
125 La Salle St.
(west of Broadway)
Daily: 11 AM–11 PM

Toast (Traditional American)
3157 Broadway
(between Tiemann Pl & La Salle St)
Mon–Thurs: 11 AM to 11 PM
Fri: 11 AM to Midnight
Sat: 10 AM to Midnight
Sun: 10 AM to 11 PM