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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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Description: 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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We saw The King & I at Lincoln Center over Memorial Day Weekend and had a terrific experience. We have seen several performances there over the years and we have never been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We saw The King & I at Lincoln Center over Memorial Day Weekend and had a terrific experience. We have seen several performances there over the years and we have never been disappointed The seats are comfortable and with the stadium seating every seat is a good seat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As a New Yorker, born, bred (in Brooklyn), schooled in (CCNY) and still live in the Best City in the World, I should know where the visual, performing and musical arts reside: Just look around from Lincoln Center Plaza and see Julliard, the Film Institute, Jazz at the Philharmonic and the stage craft at Lincoln Center. This post is what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Davic Koch Theatre is a smaller theatre at the end of the Center. It is an older theatre but still well laid out and easy to manage the audience. The fountain the the middle was lovely. We had not had dinner yet so we asked the doorman for suggestions as we only had about 45 minutes. He said there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Even just walking around the grounds is a special experience. One of the few places in NY with open sky. Grandeur. Beauty. And don't miss the Chagall windows. Plus, there are tickets to be had for somewhat reasonable prices-even standing room. Ballet, opera, theatre, symphony, and lots of outdoor programming (often free) in summer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We saw two shows in the Lincoln center area during our recent trip. The New York City Ballet and The King and I. Both theaters were beautiful and had great views of the stage from the mezzanines. The Vivien Beaumont Theater where we saw the King and I has a massive stage that extended during the performance to cover most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's hard to believe that the symphonic concerts covering Warner Brothers cartoons has been around for 25 years! This version was performed by the NY Philharmonic Orchestra and was an evening of pure fun (and educational at the same time). The finale of "What's Opera Doc" had everyone humming Wagner ("Kill the Wabbit") all the way home. The acoustics at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

BEWARE if you are buying tickets to ANY Broadway play on the website of broadway.com. Unless you read all fees (by the way they are in faded print) and I did not know they are a service provider that has a ridiculous fee. I just bought tickets to the King and I and was charged $216 per ticket with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Spectacular 200 piece orchestra played along to the Movies Original Soundtrack to the delight of thousands of LOTR fans!!! There were only two bad seats-close to the stage-to fully take in any performance at The David Koch Theater-sit at least five-ten rows back from the stage!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful theatres - from the crystal chandeliers, to the Chagall murals. The acoustics and seats we really great – it’s a fantastic venue for the arts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is an unusual theater as the seats are laid out around a semi-circular stage, with the a regular stage behind it. I was initially concerned that a seat on the sides wouldn't be able to see a large portion of the stage, but it turned out to be a non-issue because most of the action for the King and... More 

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Upper West Side
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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