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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: +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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Amazing Theatre for the Ballet.

We attended the NYC Ballet production of the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. The building is beautiful with a gold ceiling, lovely architecture, sympathetic and comfortable seating... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended the NYC Ballet production of the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. The building is beautiful with a gold ceiling, lovely architecture, sympathetic and comfortable seating, a great place to see the Ballet. There are also a couple of restaurants in the complex and a bar in the atrium to ensure everyone is catered for. The Nutcracker was amazing, well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was fortunate enough to experience the premiere of Balancine's Nutcracker. It is always a new experience and should be a traditional way to celebrate the holidays. They have ample snack bars that if you crave a bite or drink, it's a short wait.

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We enjoyed hearing the orchestra play here. The acoustics were well designed, the interior decor was attractive and the seating was comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed Aida. One of the best venues in the world for music, theater, opera. A must visit when you are in New York.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theaters are impeccable. We enjoy the ABT in this setting. And, were delighted that the sandwiches available during intermission are high quality and reasonably priced. We will try lunch or dinner in their cafe the next time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The center has 30 indoor and outdoor performance facilities spread over 16 acres . A must see and most famous is the Metropolitan Opera House, the MET, with over 3700 seats, a lobby with two 30'x36' murals created by Marc Chagall, and a fabulous terrazzo cantilevered stairway with an array of eleven crystal chandeliers resembling constellations, moons and satellites. Then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the guided tour of the main buildings that make up the Lincoln centre. Our guide was very informative and had a real connection with the place, being a former opera singer. It was wonderful to get a mixture of history, facts and anecdotes about the three theatres and the tour was totally engaging. A big plus was hearing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Tour of the Lincoln Center provides a great bird's-eye view of the complex. If lucky, you may even catch the NY Philharmonic rehearsing. Wendy, our tour guide was a storehouse of information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Rose Theater to enjoy the centennials of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzie Gillespie, Mongo Santamaría and Thelonius Monk. Fantastic! Relaxing! Amazing! Perfect! What a wonderful night listening to the best music genre ever. The theater is very nice and the seats comfortable. We sat in the balcony level and it was good. The acoustic and view were great. Buy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great evening at the Lincoln Center. Saw the American Ballet Troop. So glad to have gotten tickets. Beautiful Koch theater.

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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 theatre 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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