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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
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+1 212-875-5350
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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 didn't watch any play or concert, I've just been there for the architecture. And it's a must-see one. I went inside the Metropolitan Opera store and was delighted with all those... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I didn't watch any play or concert, I've just been there for the architecture. And it's a must-see one. I went inside the Metropolitan Opera store and was delighted with all those cds they sell in there. I had to buy one. I'd definitely go back there if I return to NYC to watch a concert or opera.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a trip of a lifetime. I've enjoyed opera for so many years and have listened to the Met on the radio and seen performances in HD at the theatre, but this was the first time in the flesh at Lincoln Center. The opera was amazing and I was in awe. The prices are what they are because you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes you have to spend the money to see top notch performances and this is the venue to go see and do that. Good views on all seats. Yes parking is expensive but what do you expect in Manhattan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here for many years in fact since it was opened in 1966. Mostly fir the opera, symphony and plays in Vivian Beaumont. Recently used dated David geffen hall has good acoustics. But the opera house is way to large and needs to be spiffed up as it is slowly decaying. New Yorkers are very proud of this place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a tour of the Lincoln Centre, to find out a bit more about the history of the complex. My guide had lots of interesting information to share, and it was fascinating to see inside some of the theatres and learn about the performers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you don't think you'd like opera, I'd encourage everyone to give it a try just once. What the NY Met does with opera is beyond extraordinary - the sets, the costumes, the voices, the venue. AND there's lots more going on in this space than the Opera - some free, some cheap and some expensive. SO check it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended Il Barbiere di Siviglia on a mild winter Saturday afternoon. It is always a treat to be at the Metropolitan Opera. The doors seemed to open late as a large group of older people patiently waited. Some did not appear too physically robust, so an earlier door opening might have been prudent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our two teenage children to a little bit of culture at the Lincoln Centre. We booked our tickets from Australia through the Lincoln Centre website about five months before we travelled. We went cheap seat about $250 AUD for four tickets, the seats were fantastic. The words came up on a little screen in front of our seats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband just took me to watch the Boheme here on Saturday January 14th for their final performance. It's a very romantic spot with velvet all over the inside of the auditorium and a very clean area all around. I was very happy with our seats. The audience was a little bit older than us but I guess that's what... More 

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I enjoyed this show. The place is modern and comfortable. The show itself is amazing. I did not realize China has so many different dances. Also kids are welcome in the show. Wow

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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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