Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Guided Tour

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Home to the New York City Ballet, the Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center is the world's most famous performing art space. This fascinating tour takes you behind the scenes of it all—and you may even be privy to a live rehearsal.
  • Adult gate price $18.00
  • Child gate price $15.00
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The Lincoln Center is the world’s leading performing arts center, comprising an incredible twelve resident organizations including The Julliard School, The Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic. These 12 establishments constitute a total of 26 venues located on 16 acres in New York City’s Upper West Side. Arguably, 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 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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 that have performed on the stages of The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Perhaps the most appealing aspect of taking a tour through this vibrant hub of musical and theatrical activity is that you are able to feel the pulse of the center, with some visitors having the opportunity to see a rehearsal in action, or even meet a star!

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is truly larger than life; each of its individual institutions world-famous in its own rite and appealing 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 for the Performing Arts is a wonderful way to experience firsthand the culture and vivacity of New York’s music and dance scene. Be sure to take the tour at Lincoln Center and see for yourself!

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Loved our Tour Guide!
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Loved our Tour Guide, Very informative
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

Address

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

Hours

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.

Note

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.

Closings

Please call in advance for holiday hours.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Address

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

Public Transportation

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

Driving Directions

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

Go to the Tour Desk at the David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (between 62nd and 63rd Streets) and present your Go Select Pass to the staff to get your ticket.

*Be sure to get your Go Select Pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions.

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