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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

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Address: 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex, New York City, NY 10023
Phone Number: +1 212-496-0600

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The venue! The performers!

Attended with a friend visiting from out of state. She was not sure she wanted to see ballet (would she like it, be bored, fall asleep). It was delightful. The venue is... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Attended with a friend visiting from out of state. She was not sure she wanted to see ballet (would she like it, be bored, fall asleep). It was delightful. The venue is beautiful (including a changing art exhibition area), the dancers clearly world class. We had a bonus of an educational talk by directorial staff. super bonus!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice time at the ballet. Not my thing but it was really good. My wife loves it so it was well worth it. Very talented people, saw swan lake. I can appreciate the skill level of the performers. Very professional and a fantastic venue, great for a fancy nice out. Treat your wife! Happy wife.....

Thank Afinidus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Amazing talent. We came to New York for Christmas and the Nutcracker was first on my daughters' list of things to do.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

If you love the ballet then this is where you need to go if you are in New York. The theatre is beautiful and the dancers are second to none. You can pre-order anything you want from the concession for intermissions. The staff are great at pointing you in the right direction or answering any questions you have.

Thank Mark D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I'm probably not your typical ballet fan, but I've become a ballet fan & NYCB is my favorite. It'd be very hard to not have a great evening with your date. The Theatre is beautiful. The costumes & sets are great. The repertoire is expansive. The dancers are unbelievable. And the orchestra is extraordinary. If any one of those things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We dressed fancy-casual and did not feel out of place. Staff very friendly, knowledgable and welcoming. Drinks at the bar are exorbitant (as expected, really!) but views from balcony overlooking Lincoln Centre fountain and courtyard are priceless. I doubt there's a bad seat in the house (which were also very comfy!) and the sound quality was extraordinary. Costumes, sets and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The NYCB is by far one of the best destinations but it is also one of the most overlooked. Ballet is the poetry of performing arts and is misunderstood by many people. There is a large variety of performances that will satisfy many tastes. My favorites are the new choreographers and there are programs that feature just the new ones.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

If only once in your lifetime; see the NYC Ballet; it is an unforgettable transformative & transcendent experience of heavenly proportions. Hear and see music coming alive as no other symphonic or orchestral experience creates; not even opera.

Thank Robert S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

The quality of the performances here are always as impressive as the setting. The whole place is well laid out and the staff are helpful. There is usually an interesting exhibition to see before the show. I just wish the drinks list was as impressive - other places manage better variety and quality. But it does not detract from what... More 

Thank Mike594
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Living in NYC, I usually look to Broadway whenever I need to transport myself to another time, another place, or to simply listen to a good story. Having spent close to 8yrs here, I recently decided it was time to look to other New York institutions for entertainment. This weekend I treated myself to a ballet matinee and found myself... More 

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