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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

  • Metropolitan Opera: Guillaume Tell

    Booking until Nov 12

  • Metropolitan Opera: Jenufa

    Opens Oct 28

  • Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad - A Spiritual Journey

    Nov 13, 2016

  • NYCB: The Nutcracker

    Opens Nov 25

  • Oslo

    Opens Mar 23, 2017

Metropolitan Opera: Guillaume Tell

Metropolitan Opera House

Until November 12, 2016

Rossini's final masterpiece is this epic tale of oppression and power and how one man takes on the might of the 13th Century Austrian occupation at great cost, both physical and emotional as Gessel, the Austrian Governor places Tell's own son in the firing line. With a rousing score that evokes the rumbling of storms and joyous merriment, this triumphant opera is truly a thing to behold!

Metropolitan Opera: Jenufa

Metropolitan Opera House

October 28-November 17, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera present Leos Janacek's 1904 seminal opera for the first time in nearly a decade this season. Familial honor is at stake, as a well-meaning woman takes terrible action to ensure her step-daughter's future in this emotionally overwrought psychological drama that pushes the performers and the audience. Starring Oksana Dya and Karita Mattia and conducted by David Robertson.

Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad - A Spiritual Journey

Metropolitan Opera House

November 13, 2016

Twenty two years after her dismissal by the Met's General Manager Joseph Volpe, Kathleen Battle returns to the Met Opera Stage. One of modern opera's true greats, Battle distinctive light lyric soprano voice saw her headlining opera houses the world over throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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!


Vivian Beaumont Theater

March 23-June 18, 2017

J. T. Rogers Oslo lands on Broadway just in time for 2017 Tonys! Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I), this compelling drama tells the story of the secret negotiations that led to the Oslo Peace Accords. The play focuses on a couple of young Norwegian diplomats at the heart of the action, who succeeded, where so many others had failed, in brokering meaningful discussions between Israel and Palestine.

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