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Lincoln Center

See some of the world’s greatest performing arts events in one of the most culturally rich cities on the planet in this large architecturally impressive complex.

The Lincoln Center’s 30 indoor and outdoor spaces host opera, dance, music, film and theater, as well as festivals and family events. Explore the campus to view some of New York City’s most famous architectural sites. Attend free performances by talented students at the Juilliard School. Reserve tickets for extraordinary professional performances. Choose from the Lincoln Center’s 3,000 annual offerings .

Step inside the Metropolitan Opera House, which features Austrian crystal chandeliers and Marc Chagall paintings. Immerse yourself in emotional productions of classic operas such as Aida, La Bohème and The Magic Flute in the elegant auditorium.

Enjoy a performance at one of three stages inside the Lincoln Center Theater. See an Off-Broadway production in the intimate Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater or treat yourself to a play or musical at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Tony Award-winning shows, including Contact and South Pacific have been performed here.

David Geffen Hall, one of the first buildings completed on the campus, hosts the New York Philharmonic and visiting orchestras and artists from around the world. Listen to classical symphonic compositions, stellar soloists or live scores matched to films. Dress up for an elegant night out or purchase a ticket for a morning open rehearsal as conductors and artists prepare for their big events.

Watch members of the New York City Ballet dance across the stage of the David H. Koch Theater as the orchestra performs inside rings of jeweled lights. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is a seasonal favorite.

Lincoln Center’s outdoor sites include Josie Robertson Plaza, Barclays Capital Grove and Damrosch Park, with a giant bandshell. Check the Lincoln Center events page to find special activities in these venues, free concerts and festivals. Listen to dance bands from around the world at the annual Midsummer Night Swing, purchase one-of-a-kind items at the American Crafts Festival, watch a choreographed water show and see eclectic shows at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival.

Reach the Lincoln Center near New York’s Central Park by car, bus or subway. Pay to park in the Lincoln Center garage or avoid traffic by using public transportation.

Popular Activities at Lincoln Center

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