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Lincoln Center, 70 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023

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ADDITIONAL INFO

David H Koch Theater is part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex.

Lincoln Center, 70 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023

Year opened: 1964
Capacity: 2,586

  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar

Originally known as the New York State Theater, it opened in 1964 as a theater for ballet, modern and other forms of dance, as well as serving as the home of the New York City Opera until 2011. Now it plays host as the home of the world-famous New York City Ballet, and forms part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It was renamed after oil and gas billionaire David H. Koch who donated millions to the renovation of the theater in 2008.

Upcoming Highlights

  • National Ballet of China: The Peony Pavilion

    Opens Jul 08

  • National Ballet of China: The Red Detachment of Women

    Opens Jul 11

  • Kafka On The Shore

    Opens Jul 23

  • New York City Ballet: All Balanchine

    Opens Oct 01

National Ballet of China: The Peony Pavilion

July 8-10, 2015

Written in 1598, The Peony Pavilion is one of the most enduring love stories in Chinese literature. Originally performed as a Kunqu Opera in a staggering 20 hour cycle, choreographer Fei Bo has translated it into a sublimely enchanting and pioneering two act ballet that fuses Western style choreography together with traditional Chinese influences.

National Ballet of China: The Red Detachment of Women

July 11-12, 2015

Often referred to as the ballet performed for Nixon on his visit to China in 1972, (so much so there is even an opera based on the event), The Red Detachment of Women is an important icon of the Cultural Revolution and still remains one of China's most popular ballets, capturing and immortalizing a pivotal time in the country's history.

Kafka On The Shore

July 23-26, 2015

As part of this year's Lincoln Center Festival, Haruki Murakami's mysterious novel comes to the stage, directed by renowned Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa. In a parallel tale that switches back and forward between a 15-year old Kafka and an older man in search of a powerful stone, we are treated to an Oedipal tale that explores the role of fate, our uncertain grasp of reality, religious tradition and the importance of cultural legacy in Japanese society. With both characters treading the line between fantasy and reality, Ninagawa uses an elaborate staging of this ethereal novel.

New York City Ballet: All Balanchine

October 1-11, 2015

Dedicated to the late dance master and co-founder of the NYCB, this double bill includes two of Balanchine's finest pieces, set to music from Tchaikovsky and Brahms.

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