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70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


The Lincoln Center is a 16-acre arts and entertainment complex in the heart of New York City. Created as part of the John D Rockefeller III-led urban regeneration project for the Lincoln Square area, the development was constructed in the years between 1959 and 1966 and houses 30 of NYC's most famous arts and cultural centers of excellence.

Upcoming Highlights

  • National Ballet of Canada: The Winter's Tale

    Opens Jul 28

  • Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni

    Opens Sep 27

  • Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme

    Opens Sep 28

  • NYCB: The Nutcracker

    Opens Nov 25

  • The Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala

    May 7, 2017

National Ballet of Canada: The Winter's Tale

David H Koch Theater

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.

Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni

Metropolitan Opera House

September 27, 2016-May 11, 2017

The ever enduring Don Giovanni returns to the Metropolitan Opera. Mozart's libertine philanderer is cast in a decidedly darker light in this staging, whose story of unavenged justice incorporates tragedy and black comedy, as well as the supernatural elements which ultimately downfall. Giovanni is no misunderstood hero in this production, which was created by acclaimed British director and producer Michael Grandage.

Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme

Metropolitan Opera House

September 28, 2016-January 14, 2017

Franco Zefferelli presents a magnificent cast starring Angela Gheorghiu as the frail Mimi, with Ramon Vargas taking on the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo in his iconic production of this Puccini favorite. Innovative young conductor Nicola Luisotti oversees a glorious vocal ensemble that proves once again why this opera is the most performed at the Met.

NYCB: The Nutcracker

David H Koch Theater

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!

The Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala

Metropolitan Opera House

May 7, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera invites you to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary in their Lincoln Center home with a magical gala featuring some of the biggest stars in opera, performing pieces from Porgy and Bess, Samson et Dalila and more, including their inaugural production, Samuel Barber's Antony & Cleopatra.

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