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City Center

131 W. 55th St, Between 6th and 7th, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212/581-1212
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Ranked #140 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Type: Theaters
Description: Legendary live theatre venue known for presenting contemporary dramas.
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New York City, New York
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371 reviews 371 reviews
117 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

In the heart of Manhattan, there resides a wonderful concert venue. Originally Designed in the last century as a masonic lodge this building still glistens with its charm. It has been redone and makes a great spot to see anything. The sight lines are superb and the theatre has so much artist touches from the gilded age it is a... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Fall for Dance is NY City Center's premium dance festival, and one of the very best in NYC. Tickets for this incredible event are priced UNDER $25. The program sells out quickly, so plan ahead.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We saw the play 'the Most Deserving' last night at City Center. I had forgotten what a great venue it is, and the show is fantastic. Get tickets while you can.

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Ashland, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We attended Tales from Red Vienna, the story of a woman who turns to prostitution during WWI (Why? Sorry, no spoiler here). The show has bits of humor, but basically it's melodrama. The venue is small, which is nice - one feels connected to the actors. All in all, we enjoyed our evening and would return to this cozy theater... More

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New York City, New York
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620 reviews 620 reviews
198 attraction reviews
1,600 helpful votes 1,600 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I have gone to a few plays at City Center that I found very enjoyable. As my office was just down the street I often stopped in to see their offerings. A well kept clean pleasant place. I have been to special occasions here as well, they provide spaces for these as well.

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Brownwood, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stopped here and shopped after Ground Zero. Best prices and fun shopping. other than Macys we found City Center had the best prices.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Singlemamatravelista sharing some thoughts about the NYC Center and Alvin Ailey Winter Ensemble of Classics and Revelations, Top 3 Reasons to put NYC center on your TO DO List! 3. Gorgeous architecture in the heart of the City- This building is unique in its own right. Hosting the Alvin Ailey Winter Ballet Ensemble, it resembles the grace and flair seen... More

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new york
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We also attended for Alvin Ailey. Great sight lines so important in dance. I think it was renovated just a couple years ago. We also go there for the Encores revivals. This is closer to Central Park than to times squares. Many places to et on same block.

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New York,NY
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286 reviews 286 reviews
50 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I come to this theatre at least 3 times a year as Alvin Ailey does their winter series here. Great theatre and friendly staff. Located in the heart of midtown just north of times square and Rockefeller ctr and south on central park.

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Campbelltown, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Throughout the year, this venue stages a variety of performances - ballet & dance, music, plays and more. Ticket prices are very reasonable and sell out fast but if you line up on the day of the performance at around 6pm, you may be lucky to get cancellation tickets. Just go to the building - it is a work of... More

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