From arenas to performing arts centers, and all sizes in between, these Long Island venues won't disappoint your ears.
Five Towns College Performing Arts Center
Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills: Features classic and original plays, Broadway musicals, stand-up comedians, jazz concerts, other music events and more.
The Emporium, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills: Featuring three bars, a large sunken dance floor, two DJ booths, a beer garden, patio and bowling alley, this late-night bar, restaurant and concert hall could be very well considered a playground for adults (it?s open until at least 2 a.m. every day of the week).
Garden Stage Coffee House at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
Garden Stage Coffee House at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau , 223 Stewart Ave. and Nassau Boulevard, Garden City: Coffee house and performance space located at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau.
John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton
John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton , 158 Main St., East Hampton: Features theater, jazz, classical and Latin music, foreign films, cabaret, performance art, singers, comedians, children's performances.
Landmark on Main Street
Landmark on Main Street , 232 Main St., Port Washington: Features a variety of theatrical and musical productions for adults and children.
Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall
Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall , 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh: This is Long Island's ultimate hangout. With the LIRR directly across the street, guests from the East End to Manhattan come here every week to meet and mingle. In addition, this venue plays host to plenty of cover bands and almost A-list music acts.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury: This indoor venue with seating for about 3,000 has been hosting some of the top concerts, comedy shows and other live performances on Long Island since 1966.
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue: The largest performing arts venue in Suffolk County with 1,166 person capacity. Events include a mix of theater performances, including holiday specials, music concerts and other varieties of performing arts, like comedy and dance.
Staller Center for the Arts
Staller Center for the Arts ,Stony Brook University Nicolls, Road Stony Brook: Located on the campus of Stony Brook University, the performing arts center hosts the annual Stony Brook Film Festival in July and other theatrical and musical performances from September through May.
The Space at Westbury
The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury: Performing arts center designed to accommodate all aspects of contemporary entertainment. Check website for fees. Tickets available online at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 800-745-3000.
Theatre Three, 412 Main St.. Port Jefferson: Not-for-profit theater showing full stage productions plus children's shows, educational theater, cabaret, the Long Island Comedy Festival and more. Classes and workshops also offered for a range of ages. Call for prices.
Tilles Center, Route 25A, Brookville: This concert hall, located on the LIU Post campus, has been offering concerts and other premiere live performances for 30 years. The concert hall seats 2,242 people. More intimate performances, including children's events, are held in the Hillwood Recital Hall, which seats 490 people.
Vail-Leavitt Music Hall
Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Ave., Riverhead: Capacity: 240. One of the oldest second-story theaters in New York State, the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall features performances by local and internationally recognized performers and serves as a symbol of Riverhead's cultural and artistic heritage. Available for rentals. Call or check website for schedule.
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach: This not-for-profit, community center for theater, cinema and music brings celebrity musicians and actors to its stage to perform all year round. Tickets are available for purchase via the box office or online, with a policy of no refunds or exchanges, and pricing often dictated by seat location.
YMCA Boulton Center
YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore: The venue hosts theater performances, concerts, film screenings, cabaret, jazz, student productions, children's entertainment, lectures and seminars. Call or check website for more details.