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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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Upper West Side
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Address: The David RubenStein Atrium, Broadway & 64th Street - main entrance, New York City, NY 10023
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+1 212-875-5350
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Learn more about Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks—including the Revson...

Learn more about Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks—including the Revson Fountain, the newly transformed Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera House!Go behind the scenes at venues where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, Renée Fleming, and Bruce Springsteen.Each tour is unique, and you never know what might happen. You might sit in on a rehearsal, walk out onto a stage, or meet a star!Whether you’re just visiting New York City and want a glimpse of performing arts history, or you’re a Lincoln Center regular who wants to see your favorite venues from a new perspective, a guided tour will bring you closer to the world’s premier performing arts center.

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Afternoon concert

Great performance as always We live in nassau and drove in usually 11/2 hrs is plenty of time but not this time Rain and environmental march caused delays and parking lot was... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great performance as always We live in nassau and drove in usually 11/2 hrs is plenty of time but not this time Rain and environmental march caused delays and parking lot was filled so we had to venture around to find a lot Despite all that Great time

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here for the first time and I was impressed with the beauty of the building. Loved the architecture and the design of the hall. Had the opportunity to see the NYC ballet performing. Outstanding! Hope to come back on my next trip to NY

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Lincoln Center is New York City's top institution for the performing arts. It offers a wide variety of entertainment across numerous genres, whether classic or contemporary. But there is also the architecture, one of the most techno advanced stages around and the Chagall's. The plaza and fountain are lovely and inviting. I am sure the Met offer many excellent... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't there for any plays or shows. Just wanted to have a look at the buildings and the fountain which was found in the center. The entire area was beautiful, especially at night.

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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This area was amazing. We went here to see an opera, and it was wonderful. I'd recommend coming here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this collection of theaters featuring the finest artists in the world. We went to see a great Jazz Ensemble but you could go to the Ballet, a live theatre, a modern dance spectacular or a chamber music concert all on the same day in one of the adding halls.....Wow!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time ever at the opera! It was FANTASTIC!!! The atmospehre, whe ou enter the opra House, inside , stage... everything is just great. What i don´t like: too expensive drinks and then you don´t even get a real glas!!! Campagen & plastic-yikes! I encourage everybody to visit Licoln center. We saw AIDA and i loved it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a classic must-visit in NYC. The opera shop, the theatres, the film experiences...it's all so very wonderful. It's great to be on the terrace looking out to the city, too. Saw a play for $30.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Lincoln center has the metropolitan opera, Juliard music school and different buildings for musical performances. It is a really impressive place and quite beautiful.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

It's hard to come up with an apt description of rave for one of the world's leading centers for the performing arts. By all means, if you can catch an opera, ballet or concert here, do so.

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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