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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

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Opens Jun 14

  • Jewels

    Opens Jul 20

  • Bolshoi Ballet - The Taming of the Shrew

    Opens Jul 26

  • NYCB: The Nutcracker

    Opens Nov 24

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    Opens Jan 12, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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June 14-July 14, 2017

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been 57 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This tour is packed full of premieres and returning favorites.


July 20-23, 2017

In a world first, the Lincoln Center Festival brings together three of ballet's most sought-after companies for this exceptional 50th-anniversary celebration of George Balanchine's landmark triptych, back on the stage where it premiered in 1967. The Paris Opera Ballet takes the reigns with the ethereal forest landscape of Emeralds, with the New York City Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet taking it in turns to present the jazz-infused firecracker Rubies and Diamonds, the tribute to the Imperial Russian era.

Bolshoi Ballet - The Taming of the Shrew

July 26-30, 2017

Jean-Christophe Maillot's energetic ballet for grown-ups to the music of Shostakovich heads to New York this summer, following a critically acclaimed run in at London's Royal Opera House last year. Adding a new lease of modernity to the classical Bolshoi repertoire, the witty and fast-paced choreography perfectly compliments the feisty nature of Shakespeare's sex comedy. Forced to marry a brash gold-digger so that her sweeter, younger sister may marry for love, the temperamental Katherina proves to be more than the boorish Petruchio bargained for. Some women were not meant for taming...

NYCB: The Nutcracker

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November 24-December 31, 2017

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 12-21, 2018

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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