10 Venues in NYC to Host a Hybrid Summit

Hybrid events take the magic of an onsite production and add broadcasting to bring it to a virtual audience.

The venue of a hybrid event needs to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for onsite guests, as well as a smooth and professional broadcast for the virtual attendees.

Happily is a full-service custom experience producer. We know that every event is unique and will require a venue that checks all the right boxes. We will find the right space to host your hybrid Happily event - no matter what city it may be in.

There are a few factors to consider when looking for a venue to host a hybrid experience. The space needs to provide a dynamic experience for the onsite attendees, a stage area for the main program content that will be broadcast, as well as areas for social interaction and other produced moments exclusive to the in-person guests. It is a massive advantage if the venue already has experience in broadcasting with a tech-forward approach and facilities to simplify the onsite operation. A venue that has high speed internet capabilities is also vital.

Venues in New York City to Host a Hybrid Summit

1. Roulette Intermedium

Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn

Setting: Event Space

Capacity Seated: 400 max.

Capacity Standing: 550 max.

Vibe: Revitalized 1920s Theater, Beaux-Arts Architecture


This venue is a non-profit organization that supports new and adventurous art in all disciplines. Founded in 1978, Roulette annually presents over 120 music, dance, and intermedia performances by established and emerging artists, as well as 150 community and rental events.

Roulette Happily NYC Hybrid Venue

2. The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Setting: Museum

Capacity Seated: 420 max.

Vibe: Elegant, Historic, Sophisticated


The New-York Historical Society is a historic landmark next to Central Park. It is one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions and the oldest museum in New York City. The Robert H. Smith Auditorium is a modern and state-of-the-art space ideal for broadcasting facilities, and the New-York Historical Society has a range of other impressive events spaces to curate complimentary experiences for onsite guests.

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium Happily NYC Hybrid Venue

3. Lavan 541

Neighborhood: Chelsea

Setting: Event Space

Capacity Standing: 350 max.

Vibe: Urban, Experiential, Loft, Luxurious White Canvas


Lavan 541 is a loft-style, luxurious white canvas ideal for modern and tech-savvy event experiences. It has an impressive one-of-a-kind 270 degree projection mapping technology to transform the space into a personalized, immersive experience. This tech can be an ideal way to curate interaction and engagement between the onsite and virtual audiences.

Lavan 541 Happily NYC Hybrid Venue

4. Tribeca Rooftop

Neighborhood: Tribeca

Setting: Event Space

Capacity Seated: 175 - 400 max.

Capacity Standing: 720 max.

Vibe: Rooftop, Waterfront, Open Design


This penthouse venue boosts beautiful unobstructed views of the cityscape and the Hudson River, located in a historic 1920's printing press building. A vast balcony offers a perfect space for producing an onsite memorable atmosphere, and the open interior is fully equipped for a broadcasting set up.

Tribeca Rooftop Happily NYC Hybrid Venue

5. Ziegfeld Ballroom

Neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan

Setting: Event Space

Capacity Seated: 1,000 max.

Capacity Standing: 1,400 max.

Vibe: 1920s Heritage, Art Deco-inspired, Grandeur


The Ziegfeld Ballroom is a renovated historic space that pays homage to its Art Deco heritage, while also being a modern, tech-focused venue. An open and column-free space allows for an versatile and custom floor plan.

Ziegfeld Ballroom Happily NYC Hybrid Venue

6. New World Stages

Neighborhood: Hell’s Kitchen

Setting: Event Space / Broadcast Studio

Capacity Seated: 199 - 499 max.

Capacity Standing: 850 max.

Vibe: Industrial, Contemporary


The New World Stages venue has five theaters of varying scales, optimized with high-end broadcasting technology. The venue also has open spaces for a VIP cocktail or social networking for the onsite audience, following the broadcast.

New World Stages Happily NYC Hybrid Venue

7. NeueHouse Madison Square

Neighborhood: Madison Square

Setting: Event Space / Broadcast Studio

Capacity: 225 max.

Vibe: Industrial, Organic, Vintage Charm, Modern


NeueHouse was built for broadcasting events, with multiple spaces fully accommodated for multi-camera live stream productions of all scales. Its warm industrial vibe is a mixture of old-school sophistication and contemporary charm.

NeueHouse Happily NYC Hybrid Venue

8. Spring Studios

Neighborhood: Soho

Setting: Event Space

Capacity: 550 max.

Vibe: Floor-to-Ceiling Windows, Cityscape Views


The Spring Studios is a collection of bright, open spaces that can be used as luxurious white canvasses for any production or event. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer vibrant views of the city during the day and the sparkling night.

Spring Studios Happily NYC Hybrid Venue

9. Pier Sixty

Neighborhood: Chelsea Piers

Setting: Event Space

Capacity Seated: 1,800 max.

Capacity Standing: 2,000 max.

Vibe: Waterfront, Sweeping Views


Located within NYC’s Chelsea Piers, this venue offers three alluring waterfront spaces; Pier Sixty, The Lighthouse and Current. All have open floor plans, an abundance of natural light, and sweeping cityscape views from the Hudson River.

Pier Sixty Happily NYC Hybrid Venue

10. Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim Museum

Neighborhood: Carnegie Hill

Setting: Art Gallery / Museum

Capacity Seated: 280 max.

Vibe: Iconic, Architectural, Timeless


The Guggenheim Museum is an iconic New York City institution and a world-famous Frank Lloyd Wright–designed landmark building. The Peter B. Lewis Theater within, also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is an intimate space with a circular flow.

Guggenheim Happily NYC Hybrid Venue