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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A Unique NYC Landmark Like No Other

First off this area of New York City is one of my favorites. It very open and is at the crossover of Broadway and Columbus Avenue. The sidewalks are wide and comfortable to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off this area of New York City is one of my favorites. It very open and is at the crossover of Broadway and Columbus Avenue. The sidewalks are wide and comfortable to traverse. There are restaurants all around, but Lincoln Center also has restaurants that are top notch. It is one block West of Central Park. For tourists this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Saturday night we were treated to free opera at Lincoln Center. It was not live but shown on a large screen with subtitles at the bottom that were easy to read. They had set up chairs for what looked like several thousand people and more were sitting along the side or browsing as they walked by. We watched Marriage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have a great choice almost every night (and day) here. The Rubenstein Atrium has a box office with same day discounts on available seats. Stroll the area; it's considered open public space. Check out the events at each venue - there are posters all around. Choose something and go. You will even be able to buy last minute opera... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lincoln Center's several theaters that consistently host some of the best productions in the city, and it's also right by the New York Library for the Performing Arts (which is completely worth a visit) and the Juilliard School. There's always actors and theater-makers wandering about and the area itself is absolutely gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a great tour with a very knowledgeable guide who took us through 4 of the key buildings in the main complex. She had great nuggets about the history of each building and, because she studied music at Manhattan School of Music and is an opera singer, she treated us to an impromptu rendition from Carmen to show us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I am a frequent visitor to Lincoln Center- most recently I saw Oslo at the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre. It was terrific!! It is moving upstaits to the Beaumont theater in a few months, so don't miss it. My favorite thing to do at Lincoln Center is to go to the Metropolitan Opera- you can get tickets for under $40, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The political drama, "Oslo," is playing through August 28th in the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre. This is a gripping telling of the secret negotiations, begun by a Norwegian diplomat and her husband, between Israel and the PLO that ended with the historic Oslo Accords. The show is three hours, with two intermissions, but the material is so absorbing and beautifully acted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

There are many wonderful performances in the buildings in the Center, too many to list, and many wonderful experiences. The fountain is always emchanting and part of the fun is seeing if one of the sprays is not working properly. Tonight two of them were obviously over pressurized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great Place , i been there many times, and i go back every time there is a new event, if you in NY look at the schedule of whats happening @the Lincoln Center !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We were able to see The King & I with Daniel Dae Kim here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful Theater.

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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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