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

Formerly New York State Theater

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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: 2586

  • 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 Canada: The Winter's Tale

    Opens Jul 28

  • Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

    Opens Aug 24

  • NYCB: The Nutcracker

    Opens Nov 25

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    Opens Jan 11, 2017

National Ballet of Canada: The Winter's Tale

July 28-31, 2016

The National Ballet of Canada present a new work from the erudite Christopher Wheeldon The Winter's Tale, this time casting aside the delights of wonderland for the Bard of Avon's fairy tale drama of a family at war with one another. Working once again with Joby Talbot and Bob Crowley to build a world of fantasy that encompasses the tragedy of love and hate that bubbles over with the innovation we've come to expect from his increasingly incredible works.

Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

August 24-27, 2016

A decade ago, Lincoln Center commissioned the seasoned New York company the Mark Morris Dance Group to create a trilogy of works for the Mostly Mozart Festival. Their resulting Mozart Dances were rapturously received by critics and audiences alike, and now they'll revive the trilogy again this August.

NYCB: The Nutcracker

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November 25-December 31, 2016

This is the production that forms the heart of New York City's year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit! A lavish, full-scale spectacle, there's a reason this is the Big Apple's favorite holiday show!

Shen Yun Performing Arts

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January 11-15, 2017

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from both East and West. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from an ancient feudal period of time.

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