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

Formerly New York State Theater

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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

  • New York City Ballet: Jewels

    Booking until May 01

  • New York City Ballet: American Music

    Booking until May 07

  • New York City Ballet: All Balanchine

    Opens May 06

  • New York City Ballet: All Robbins

    Opens May 11

  • New York City Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Opens May 24

New York City Ballet: Jewels

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Until May 1, 2016

Jewels is brilliantly unique: a full-length, three-act, plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers. Balanchine was inspired by the artistry of jewellry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music that perfectly reflects three entirely different dance forms, unified by elegance of the jewel theme and Barbara Karinska's opulent costumes.

New York City Ballet: American Music

Until May 7, 2016

Artistic director Peter Martins' most popular works set to the moving Barber Violin Concerto is joined in this intriguing program celebrating American music by Justin Peck's newest premiere and Jerome Robbins N.Y Export: Opus Jazz that attempts to evoke rather the style of the bustling New York streets in the 1950s. This landmark 1958 ballet has dancers swapping pointe shoes for sneakers as a defiant parade of frustrated teens as society shakes off the struggles of WWII and ushers in a brave new world.

New York City Ballet: All Balanchine

May 6-12, 2016

NYCB present another not-to-be-missed tribute to the legendary choreographer in the company's much anticipated 2015/16 season. Containing three of Balanchine's works, including the monumental glamour of Vienna Waltzes, this evening will be a sure treat for fans of the man or his beloved company.

New York City Ballet: All Robbins

May 11-15, 2016

The New York City Ballet presents another breathtaking 'All Robbins' recital of two ballet works by ballet master and Broadway choreographer/director Jerome Robbins, each a brilliant example of the world-renowned choreographer's creativity and prowess in dance. The two pieces performed will be Dances at a Gathering and the West Side Story Suite.

New York City Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream

May 24-29, 2016

A ballet about the transforming power of love, George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures, quarrels and reunitings, of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies.

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