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Lincoln Center Tour

A $18.00 value, FREE with your New York Explorer Pass!

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Guided Tour

The Lincoln Center is probably the world's most famous performing arts space. This fascinating tour takes you behind the scenes, and you may even witness a live rehearsal!

The Lincoln Center is comprised of twelve resident organizations, including The Julliard School, The Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic. These twelve establishments constitute a total of 26 venues located on 16 acres in New York City’s Upper West Side. No other establishment in the world has bred and hosted so many talented world-class performers as the Lincoln Center.

Boasting five million visitors each year, a visit to the Lincoln Center is a must for anyone planning to visit New York City. Particularly special is the tour of its namesake venue, the impressive Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


David Rubenstein Atrium: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-10:00 pm;
Saturday-Sunday 9:00 am-10:00 pm

Target Free Thursdays: Free performances every Thursday at 7:30 pm.

All tour times subject to cancellation and change, please check website or call before you arrive.


Please call in advance for holiday hours.

Redemption Instructions

Proceed to the David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and present your New York Explorer Pass for admission.


Student and Senior Admission: $15

To redeem, proceed to the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Call 212-875-5350 for schedule, availability, and reservations. Reservations are recommended.


61 W 62 St, New York (entrance on Broadway & Columbus)
New York, NY 10023

Driving Directions

Located at Broadway and 64th Street. Parking is available at Lincoln Center on 62nd Street, on 65th Street or on Amsterdam.

Public Transportation

By Subway: 1-train to the 66th Street, Lincoln Center stop.

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts offers guided tours that depart several times each day for English speakers. Catering to a truly international audience, there are also guided tours available in Japanese, German, Spanish, Italian, and French.

The tour, which begins at the gorgeous David Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, takes visitors through the infamous Metropolitan Opera House, the Avery Fisher Hall, the David H. Koch Theater, the Vivian Beaumont Theater, and the Alice Tully Hall. Visitors are given unique access to the history and the beauty of the buildings, as well as inside information about the stars who have performed on its stage. You are able to feel the vibrant pulse of this musical and theatrical center, potentially catching a live dress rehearsal.

Each of individual institutions of the Lincoln Center are world-famous in their own rite and appeal to a wide variety of music and performance lovers. For example, many will recognize Jazz at Lincoln Center, where trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis holds a prestigious position as Artistic Director of Jazz. And the mention of the New York City Ballet is sure to have dance fans imagining Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing boldly under the spotlight.

No matter what your preference, a visit to the Lincoln Center is a wonderful way to experience firsthand the culture and vivacity of New York’s music and dance scene. Save on admission to the Lincoln Center, plus New York City's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the New York Explorer Pass!

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We really loved our Tour Guide, James. He was awesome. We learned a lot about Lincoln Center, its such a beautiful place.

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  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

New York Explorer Pass

  • FREE guidebook
    in English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese!

At a Glance


61 W 62 St, New York (entrance on Broadway & Columbus)
New York, NY 10023

Phone: (212) 875-5350 or tour_desk@lincolncenter.org

Website: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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