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

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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: 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

  • Written on Skin

    Opens Aug 13

  • Pearl

    Opens Aug 27

  • New York City Ballet: Swan Lake

    Opens Sep 22

  • New York City Ballet: 21st Century Choreographers

    Opens Oct 08

  • NYCB: The Nutcracker

    Opens Nov 27

Written on Skin

August 13-15, 2015

Finally making its New York debut is George Benjamin's visceral and erotically charged Written on Skin. Since its first appearance at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, opera companies the world over have clamoured to stage this modern masterpiece.


August 27-30, 2015

East meets West in the latest show from famed choreographer Daniel Ezralow (the man behind the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony). This world premiere production is an abstract dance show in tribute to the life and works of Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck. The daughter of missionaries, Buck spent much of her life in China, and her novels are credited with humanising the hitherto mythologised Chinese for American readers of the 1930s.

New York City Ballet: Swan Lake

September 22-29, 2015

The legendary New York City Ballet presents a masterful retelling of the Tchaikovsky-Pepita classic melded with the nuances of George Balanchine's daring one-act version of Swan Lake, deftly brought together under the creative eye of Danish danseur and choreographer Peter Martins. This new full-length production boasts the lucidity, speed and precision that the NYCB is renowned for while keeping elements from the traditional score, culminating in a must-see for first timers and old fans alike!

New York City Ballet: 21st Century Choreographers

October 8, 2015-February 25, 2016

Five incredible young choreographer's works are celebrated in this impressive program from the NYCB, showcasing the company's dedication to innovative new pieces and talent.

NYCB: The Nutcracker

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November 27, 2015-January 3, 2016

This is the production that is 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 City's favourite holiday show!

August '15

Aug 27-30, 2015

September '15
October '15
November '15

Nov 27, 2015-Jan 3, 2016

December '15

Nov 27, 2015-Jan 3, 2016

January '16

Nov 27, 2015-Jan 3, 2016

February '16
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