New York - Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts

70 Lincoln Center Plaza

LincolnCenter is the world’s leading performing arts center. Located on 16.3 acres in New York City, the LincolnCenter complex is comprised of 12 Resident Organizations, and LincolnCenter for the Performing Arts, Inc. is one of those 12. The 11 other organizations are The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet. Each organization has its own administration and its own board of directors. Together, these twelve institutions present thousands of performances, educational programs, tours and other events each year in 22 separate performance venues on the LincolnCenter campus.

Since LincolnCenter first opened its doors, it has been a major contributor to New York City’s cultural and intellectual life, with an internationally recognized dedication to artistic excellence.

Perhaps less apparent is the extent to which Lincoln Center serves as a dynamic economic engine for the region, hosting some five million visitors annually and transforming the Upper West Side into an exciting neighborhood that is now one of New York’s most desirable places in which to live and work.

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (LCPA)

LCPA is one of the twelve Resident Organizations of Lincoln Center, and serves three primary roles:

LCPA is the world’s leading presenter of performing arts. Its series (“Lincoln Center Presents”) include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, and the Mostly Mozart Festival. These programs offer more than 400 performances of music, opera, theater, dance, and multi-media events each year, ranging from authentic kabuki theater and dance premieres from world-renowned choreographers to traditional Iranian theater; outdoor dancing to live music on Josie Robertson Plaza; opera performed with life-size puppets; and free performances of Korean drumming and African dance. In the 2005–-06 season alone, these events brought more than 3,000 artists from every corner of the globe to LincolnCenter. In addition, Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center telecasts, the only series of live broadcast performances on American television today, extend the reach of LincolnCenter to millions of Americans nationwide.

LCPA is an international leader in arts and education and community relations, taking a wide range of activities beyond its concert halls through its educational arm, Lincoln Center Institute (LCI), as well as offering arts-related symposia, family programming, and other community initiatives. LCI’s programs serve more than 200,000 students enrolled in over 400 schools grades K-12 throughout the metropolitan area and across the nation. In addition, educational institutes in Australia, China, Mexico, and South Africa incorporate the Institute’s model into their curricula. In the community, LCPA expands it presence with a host of initiatives to make the arts more accessible, including Meet the Artist, the Young Music Makers community band program, and Programs and Services for People with Disabilities.

LCPA is manager of the LincolnCenter campus, providing support and services for the LincolnCenter complex and its Resident Organizations. LCPA maintains and improves the complex’s facilities, coordinating such services as the Performing Arts Shop, security, and parking for the benefit of millions of patrons, visitors, and employees annually. On behalf of the Resident Organizations, LCPA is also leading a major capital, campus-wide redevelopment project, for which construction began in spring of 2006.


Leanna Pham

Friday, March 23, 2018
Saw a handful of plays here and the theaters are spacious. I especially am a big fan of the nice fountains they have outside. New visitors should really take the time to see some of the plays offered here at Lincoln Center. You will certainly not regret it. Spring time or winter time is the best! Not as crowded.

Hildy Shapiro

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Lincoln Center is a New York City icon. It is beautifully designed and easily accessible to almost everyone. There are brilliant choices for every devotee of the performing arts: dance, opera, music, theater, and film. In the summer, there are nights where people may dance to swing or salsa music. Lincoln Center also hosts a very large crafts fair during July where artisans from all over the country come to sell and display their creations. There are many lovely dining choices both in the complex as well as in the immediate environment. I feel very strongly that a visit to New York would be incomplete without attending an event or performance at Lincoln Center.

Mecca Dent

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Lincoln Center never disappoints. The shows are always targeted and top notch. The audience is always mixed and there to enjoy the show. The atmosphere is inspired and enjoyable. I have been coming here since childhood and feel that it truly encapsulates the art of NYC.

Chloe Belt

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Great place to come and see a show! My boyfriend & I saw Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Show on a Sunday afternoon, which I actually wouldn’t recommend unless you are really into modern dance - super long show and seemed to put everyone to sleep around me! Other than that, so many great things to do in the area and great things to see at Lincoln Center!!

Karen Bronchetti

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
This is the view from Family Circle (seats are only $25 - $30). The sound quality is superb. Many people think you have to get dressed up, but this is not true. You can go in jeans or casual pants and a decent shirt. Sneakers and comfortable shoes are okay. Some people will be very dressed up, and that is great, but it is not required. There is a designated parking lot so you don't have to go outside. Line by line translations are on the back of the seat in front of you, so you turn it on if you need it. It takes longer to sing the line than read the line, so you can read and watch the show easily. Multiple languages are available. Highly recommend you go. It couldn't be easier or more enjoyable. Buying an inexpensive ticket is not a sacrifice! The sound quality is superb.

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