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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The David RubenStein Atrium, Broadway & 64th Street - main entrance, New York City, NY 10023 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #18 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Performances, Theaters, Tours, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

One of the best bargains of New York City is a ticket to the rehearsals of the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. We attended the rehearsal of the Philharmonic with Joshua Bell, and the place was packed on a Wednesday morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A concert at Lincoln Center by the Gewandhig Orchestra from Leipzig was the perfect event for a sunny, mild afternoon in NYC. The orchestra was amazing playing the Bruckner 7th Symphony. Dinner afterwards at Lincoln Ristorante was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I attended one of the performances of the Michailovsky Ballet performing Don Quixote at the David Koch theater last night. I have seen the American Ballet perform at the Met, but had read that the David Koch venue was far superior for ballet. The venue was initially disappointing. The lobby looks run down and bland. People gathered in a sort... More

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New York City
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This complex which was built in the middle of the last century as an urban renewal project, was rescued from mediocrity several years ago by a daring and innovative renovation by the architectural firm diller scofidio + renfro. When I first saw the plans for the renovation, I was very much against it. However, I'm not ashamed to say that... More

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Carmel, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Both ballets we have attended, Giselle and The Flames of Paris, boasted mesmerizing choreography, flawless technique, and amazing stage props. Even my 6-year-old was enchanted. I can't wait to return to the venue for one or two of the Metropolitan Opera productions!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Up for first class jazz? Then go to Jazz at Lincoln Center. The atmosphere is unique, and the Performers are top class.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This venue feels so refined and elegant compared to Broadway theaters. The plaza is such a pleasure to walk through both coming and going. After seeing three Broadway shows in three days we so appreciated the calm experience of Lincoln Center. We always say we will see anything that happens to be on when we are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We saw the hand sculpture and took turns standing in it to take pictures. Like the dangling stones at the balcony to represent dangling earrings. Would not have noticed if the tour guy had not pointed them out.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This stunning venue was the theater I watched The Light In The Piazza in and I have to say the whole experience was incredibly intimate - the acoustics are fantastic and there's not a bad seat in the house. A top notch artistic experience bringing the best of new york theatre to the forefront - the way it should be... More

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Goiania, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lincoln Center is the place to go if you want great plays, great classical and jazz music and, of course, opera. But make reservations through the internet first. If there is an open rehearsal dont´t miss, because it will be your chance to seat better paying less.

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