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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: The David RubenStein Atrium, Broadway & 64th Street - main entrance, New York City, NY 10023
Phone Number: 212-875-5350
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Learn more about Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks—including the Revson...

Learn more about Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks—including the Revson Fountain, the newly transformed Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera House!Go behind the scenes at venues where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, Renée Fleming, and Bruce Springsteen.Each tour is unique, and you never know what might happen. You might sit in on a rehearsal, walk out onto a stage, or meet a star!Whether you’re just visiting New York City and want a glimpse of performing arts history, or you’re a Lincoln Center regular who wants to see your favorite venues from a new perspective, a guided tour will bring you closer to the world’s premier performing arts center.

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I accidentally stumbled upon Lincoln center. It's simply catches your eyes especially at night. It's beautiful. The stairs light up and everyone enjoys the waterfall. You want... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I accidentally stumbled upon Lincoln center. It's simply catches your eyes especially at night. It's beautiful. The stairs light up and everyone enjoys the waterfall. You want pictures this is the spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fountains and wide plaza provide seating for gazing at the sculptures and pool. This Center is a great place to see and hear a concert, opera or musical or the ballet. If you are visiting NYC this is the cultural center. The Vivian Beaumont Theatre is an amazing venue and seating is excellent but there isn't much leg room.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are opera addicts and always visit the Met Opera when in NY. This time we heard "Tosca" one night and "Rigoletto" the next. Opera in America is reaching new heights and all other houses in the nation, if not the world, are measured against the Met

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean the headline, as opposed to there being something wrong with the place. Lincoln Center is a very special place, and I fear that a lot of people who would share that sentiment skip it, because part of its reputation is that it is a haven for snobs, and that is true to a certain extent -- you still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bordered by 62nd & 66th St and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, sits one of the largest and most impressive Art complexes in the country. In 1954 Robert Moses himself, yes, the same Moses that single-handedly destroyed the Bronx, picked this location, in order to gentrify the decaying area (some of the scenes of West Side Story were shot in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful venues on one stunning campus. I'm always amazed at the variety available at Lincoln Center: opera, orchestra, modern and classical dance, theater - modern and Broadway revivals, often art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Lincoln Center. On a recent trip to NYC our son attended Tosca at the Met on a Saturday afternoon and his dad and I went to King and I. He was out an hour before we were so spent some time in the Performing Arts Library which he said was very interesting. It is a beautiful complex and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We scheduled a tour in advance and were told exactly what we should expect to see .However,most of it was closed to the public . Our guide was excellent and apologized .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I end up going to the Lincoln Center for Film Festivals, Seminars, Operas, Conferences, Speaking engagements, Talks, Shows, Premieres– and more. There are a lot of "upper class to bourgeois" events that occur here. I say this because– not every New Yorker has the resources, opportunity, or network to attend many of the events that happen here. But sometimes the Lincoln... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the guided tour of the Lincoln center and it was wonderful, we were lucky enough to catch 3 rehersals: opera at the met,the NY ballet and the NY philarmonic. Really worth it, just a shame they don't allow pictures.

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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