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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

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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One of My Two Favorite Places in New York

Ballet, Theater, Symphony, and gorgeous grounds. You can wander around Lincoln Center and feel like you are somewhere magical.

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Ballet, Theater, Symphony, and gorgeous grounds. You can wander around Lincoln Center and feel like you are somewhere magical.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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You cannot dare to miss "Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts" in any trip to New York City! If so, you'll regret forever! Can you imagine a complex of theaters, auditoriums, cinemas, libraries, schools and an awesome water fountain connecting all of them? This is "Lincoln Center", home of "The Metropolitan Opera House", "The New York City Ballet", "The New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lincoln Center is a great tourist attraction especially at night! The fountain turns into a social gathering area where people can lay on the 5 foot outer rim of the fountain. The combination of the bright lights at the bottom of the fountain and the fountain spraying water in different patterns puts on quite a show! A great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Accesing the tickets booth, going in and reaching our seats was super easy. Plenty of corteous staff member to assist and guide the way. The place is magic. Elegant. Watching any performance at the Lincoln Center is a must have experience for everyone. Two thumbs up!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its the center of the universe of arts and culture. fountain is beautiful. so many photo ops. now the outdoor summer night dancing/music is back in damrosch park behind the opera house. still great. could use more benches, but lovely and so many happy people there. great on warm summer nights. perfect city magic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The venue is spectacular. Opulent performance hall. The chandeliers in the hall are absolutely breathtaking. Seats were comfortable and roomy. Beautiful facility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, absolutely great! Not a bad seat in the house. We were in top row off centre a bit. No obstructions and the rows are tiered such that those in front of you cannot impede your view. The acoustics are perfect and sharp.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw "the King & I", which was a marvelous performance. Though I have been in this theater before, I never realized what a great theater it is. There is not a bad seat in the house. It is a relatively small theater & every seat, be it in thee orchestra or upstairs is a good seat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made the trek from Times Square area to see "The King and I." An amazing performance in a glorious space. All the buildings and outdoor spaces and fountains gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fountain at the center of the square is mesmerizing - many different water patterns and a great conversation / people watching spot. We saw the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater at David Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. A superb performing arts venue.

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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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