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Lincoln Center Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $25.00
Child (3-12) $20.00

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.

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 David Geffen 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.

The New York Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Lincoln Center Tour tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at the ticket desk located in the very center of the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.


Monday-Saturday, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm;
Sunday at 1:00 pm.

All tour times subject to cancellation or change and tours may occasionally be added at Lincoln Center's discretion. We encourage you to check the Lincoln Center website or call (212) 875-5350 before you arrive.


Please call in advance for holiday hours.


Backpacks, hard-sided containers, and bags larger than 12” x 12” x 12” are not permitted on tours. There is no storage area for these items. Tour guests are welcome to bring bags and purses that are 12” x 12” x 12” or less on the tour.


61 W 62 Street (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, A, C, D, or B (weekdays only) trains to Columbus Circle. Walk north up Broadway. Entrance is at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd.

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