Let’s go back to Studio 54 in the 1970s
Studio 54 was the place to be when it was at the height of New York’s nightclub scene in the 1970s. Studio 54 was a place of glamor and represented the high life of the rich and famous of the time. A Studio 54 theme party is another interpretation of a 70s party, but it’s usually much more glamorous.
Make your guests feel like stars when they arrive at the most glamorous nightclub in town. Think bling, crystal beaded curtains, gold sequined curtains and mirror balls to help create an event at Studio 54 nightclub.
Don’t forget to rent stages for your dancers and booths for your guests to relax.
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Studio 54 is a Broadway theatre and former disco nightclub located at 254 West 54th Street in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Studio 54, operated by the Roundabout Theater Company, has 1,006 seats over two levels. The theater was designed by Eugene De Rosa for producer Fortune Gallo and opened in 1927 as the Gallo Opera House. The current Broadway theater is named after a nightclub in the same location founded by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager that operated in the theater space in the late 1970s and 1980s.
- Gallo Opera House (1927-1930)
- New Yorker Theater (1930-1933, 1939-1942)
- Casino de Paree (1933-1935)
- WPA Federal Music Theater (1937–1939)
- CBS Playhouse #4 (1942–1949)
- CBS Studio 52 (1949-1976)
Plans for the Gallo Opera House were announced in 1926 and it opened on November 8, 1927 as a legitimate theater and opera house for the San Carlo Grand Opera Company. The theater went bankrupt within two years and was renamed the New Yorker Theater in 1930. The Casino de Paree nightclub operated in the theater from December 1933 to April 1935, and in early 1936 the theater briefly hosted the Palladium Music Hall. The Federal Music Project took over the theater in 1937 and performed there for three years. CBS began using the theater as a sound stage called Radio Playhouse No. 4 in 1942; when television began broadcasting in 1949, the theater was renamed Studio 52.
Schrager and Rubell took over the venue in 1976, keeping much of the former theater and broadcast facilities while turning it into a nightclub. The club opened on April 26, 1977, at the height of the disco dance and music trend, and quickly became popular. The original iteration of Studio 54 was known for its celebrity guest lists, restrictive and subjective entry policies, extravagant events, rampant club drug use, and overt sexual activity. Schrager and Rubell’s club was short-lived and controversial, closing in early 1980 after the men were convicted of tax evasion. Mark Fleischman ran a scaled-down version of the nightclub from 1981 to 1986, then operated for another three years under new management. The Studio 54 space housed the Ritz rock club from 1989 to 1993 and the Cabaret Royale bar from 1994 to 1996.
The Roundabout Theater Company renovated the theater in 1998 and moved its production of the musical Cabaret to Studio 54 in November following a construction accident. Cabaret closed in early 2004; since then, the theater has usually hosted two productions per season. Since 2012, a stand-alone restaurant and nightclub, 54 Below, has operated in the theater’s basement, while a cabaret called Upstairs at 54 is located on the second floor. Although the first iteration of the Studio 54 nightclub was short-lived, it inspired the creation of a record label, a radio station, and several similar nightclubs. The original club has been featured in several shows, movies and music albums, and memorabilia from the club has sold for thousands of dollars.
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