Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
4.5
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Square
How to get there
  • 66th St – Lincoln Center • 3 min walk
  • 59th St – Columbus Circle • 6 min walk
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  • Jan S
    Oakland, California473 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lincoln Center Music is Grand!
    My husband choir was performing at Lincoln Center and the acoustics were fantastic. The renovation really worked and the sound is marvelous. The fountain outside is great for photos. My only complaint was the boxes were too small and only seat four people. When we came to Carnegie Hall the boxes were for 10+. We had lots of family and friends come to his concerts. We had good seats on Row K that are considered best for audio.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,059 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Urban Design Statement
    We came here to meet our friends for dinner, so we walked around a bit before and after. It is a statement in urban design, has not matured and is very inviting and lovely. The theaters have great reputations. We've been to one for a show and it was superb and impressive.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Laura B
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow!!!
    Enjoyed a night out at the Lincoln Center to see the Opera! The center has lots of space out front. I was confused why we all lined up and experienced a pinch point coming in side door. Perhaps two entrances would be beneficial. The chandeliers are worth a visit alone. I was so surprised to see the beautiful ceiling continues into the auditorium. Made a point of coming given the work to improve the acoustics! Money well spent. The opera singers were easy to hear even in the cheap seats!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Aldo M
    North Miami Beach, Florida195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best Nutcracker ever
    Like in every Christmas we love to watch the nutcracker ballet. This year it has been totally amazing, a great performance Please do not miss it if you have the change, the whole set up, performance and ambiance are second to none. You'' love it
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 January 2024
  • Liam B
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved this place
    Another emblematic place in New York. To travel it from end to end. The fountain of the entrance is beautiful and invites every passerby who walks through the area to stay looking at that wonder. Its rooms, which house the best artists in the world, are beautiful. The chandeliers that illuminate all the rooms are a Lincoln hallmark.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 January 2024
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota3,570 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Evening at this World-Renowned Performing Arts Complex
    Outstanding collection of theaters and concert halls offering opera, dance, theater, film and music. It is New York City's premier arts complex and home of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The Juilliard School and many others. We came to watch Camelot at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The interior of the theater has a contemporary design, comfortable seating and the acoustics were great. It was a special experience visiting this renowned performing arts complex.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 March 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Outstanding collection of theaters and concert halls offering opera, dance, theater, film and music. It is New York City's premier arts complex and home of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The Juilliard School and many others. We came to watch Camelot at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The interior of the theater has a contemporary design, comfortable seating and the acoustics were great. It was a special experience visiting this renowned performing arts complex.
Written 29 March 2024
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RazzyBthefirst
Macclesfield, UK1,471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is just a heads up for anyone wanting to get discounted tickets for NY shows, on and off Broadway. We used to use the TKTS booth at South Street Seaport but that closed around the time of COVID. Times Square is always going to be busier and the advantage of using the Lincoln Centre is that you can queue inside on a rainy day as it was when we visited.

Booths open at 11 but the queue really started to for about 10.15. Three booths available but only two were opened. Soon served and got row 2 for A Beautiful Noise, half price.

There is a café on the ground floor too.
Written 19 March 2024
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Rebecca W
Baltimore, MD14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
had an amazing time I got to see the nutcracker preformed and I loved it. had amazing seats hear I also liked that you could see costumes on displayed.
Written 6 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Liam B
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Another emblematic place in New York. To travel it from end to end. The fountain of the entrance is beautiful and invites every passerby who walks through the area to stay looking at that wonder. Its rooms, which house the best artists in the world, are beautiful. The chandeliers that illuminate all the rooms are a Lincoln hallmark.
Written 12 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Aldo M
North Miami Beach, FL195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Like in every Christmas we love to watch the nutcracker ballet.
This year it has been totally amazing, a great performance
Please do not miss it if you have the change, the whole set up, performance and ambiance are second to none.
You'' love it
Written 2 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul973
Bloomfield, NJ10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Lincoln Center has devolved into a really low-class operation. Parking there is a nightmare as are most amenities. It is a shame because their resident organizations have great history. Shame they have to be a part of this clown-show organization.
Written 28 November 2023
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Laura B
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Enjoyed a night out at the Lincoln Center to see the Opera!
The center has lots of space out front.
I was confused why we all lined up and experienced a pinch point coming in side door. Perhaps two entrances would be beneficial.
The chandeliers are worth a visit alone. I was so surprised to see the beautiful ceiling continues into the auditorium.
Made a point of coming given the work to improve the acoustics! Money well spent. The opera singers were easy to hear even in the cheap seats!
Written 6 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

D P
Wellington, New Zealand6,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A massive building which hosts many performances. We saw the NY Symphony Orchestra play here and the acoustics were as you’d expect, exceptional.
Beautiful building purposely built for such events.
Written 19 October 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,617 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts is an interesting area to visit. It has a number of well known landmarks, such as the Metropolitan Opera House! There are other sights such as the lovely fountain and the Public Library.
Written 4 October 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,059 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We came here to meet our friends for dinner, so we walked around a bit before and after. It is a statement in urban design, has not matured and is very inviting and lovely. The theaters have great reputations. We've been to one for a show and it was superb and impressive.
Written 21 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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