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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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Go enjoy the ballet........

The seating is very roomy in all directions with plush chairs.Beautifully laid out, the ballet will enthrall you with set designs and perfect acoustics. We saw Man a la Mancha... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The seating is very roomy in all directions with plush chairs.Beautifully laid out, the ballet will enthrall you with set designs and perfect acoustics. We saw Man a la Mancha which was easy to follow. Misty Copeland was the lead and she was fabulous! Engaging music and athleticism abound in this great performing hall.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like opera, then a tour through the Lincoln Center is a must. Can be tricky to find the place to get the tickets, but ask. Most people are helpful!

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Ottawa, Ontario
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you like the ballet, theater or opera there something for everyone. I have been attending the opera for the last few years and am in awe of the performances, stage design and music. Pre order your ticket(s) in advance so as not to be disappointed and be able to get decent seats. I recently saw Renee Fleming in Der... More 

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Stamford, CT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps the largest opera house in the world with classic productions. Extraordinary sets and chorus and, of course, the worlds greatest opera stars. If you think it's easy to hit these notes, just try!

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Brick, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw a ballet, All Robbins, last month at this theater in Lincoln Center, NYC. The theater is gorgeous when you walk in through the doors and sit down. The ceiling is lighted with a giant chandelier. There are lights along the boxes that sparkle. The seating is comfortable and the vision from anywhere is clear. The show was 'All... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great performance as always We live in nassau and drove in usually 11/2 hrs is plenty of time but not this time Rain and environmental march caused delays and parking lot was filled so we had to venture around to find a lot Despite all that Great time

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for the first time and I was impressed with the beauty of the building. Loved the architecture and the design of the hall. Had the opportunity to see the NYC ballet performing. Outstanding! Hope to come back on my next trip to NY

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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lincoln Center is New York City's top institution for the performing arts. It offers a wide variety of entertainment across numerous genres, whether classic or contemporary. But there is also the architecture, one of the most techno advanced stages around and the Chagall's. The plaza and fountain are lovely and inviting. I am sure the Met offer many excellent... More 

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

Wasn't there for any plays or shows. Just wanted to have a look at the buildings and the fountain which was found in the center. The entire area was beautiful, especially at night.

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

This area was amazing. We went here to see an opera, and it was wonderful. I'd recommend coming here.

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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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