Lincoln Center Visitors Guide

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The world's leading performing arts center, Lincoln Center occupies over 16 acres on the Upper West Side of New York City. It has 26 different performance venues and is home to 12 performing arts organizations, representing everything from ballet and chamber music to film and jazz.

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    Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York
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    Lincoln Center is located between West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Frederick P. Rose Hall venues are in the Time Warner Center, located at Broadway and 60th Street.

    • Nearest subway: 1 to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station
    • Frederick P Rose Hall subway: A, B, C, D, or 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle.
    • Parking: There is street parking available around Lincoln Center. Pay attention to parking regulations and bring quarters to feed the meter if you park at a metered spot.
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    Twelve performing arts organizations call Lincoln Center home:

    • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    • The Film Society of Lincoln Center
    • Jazz at Lincoln Center
    • The Juilliard School
    • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    • Lincoln Center Theater
    • The Metropolitan Opera
    • New York City Ballet
    • New York City Opera
    • New York Philharmonic
    • The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    • School of American Ballet
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    Lincoln Center Performance Venues

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    Lincoln Center has 26 performance venues. Here are some of the most popular:

    • Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater
    • The Allen Room - (Time Warner Center)
    • Avery Fisher Hall
    • Damrosch Park - (Outdoor Venue)
    • David H. Koch Theater - (NYC Ballet & NYC Opera)
    • Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola - (Time Warner Center)
    • Metropolitan Opera House
    • Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
    • Rose Theater - (Time Warner Center)
    • Vivian Beaumont Theater
    • The Walter Reade Theater
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    Some of the annual events held at Lincoln Center include:

    • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - February
    • Toast of the Town Food & Wine Festival - May
    • Lincoln Center Festival - July/August
    • Lincoln Center Out of Doors - July/August
    • Midsummer Night Swing - July
    • Mostly Mozart Festival
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      Want to learn more about Lincoln Center? Lincoln Center offers daily guided tours for individuals and groups of the main Lincoln Center Complex and Jazz at Lincoln Center. These tours offer visitors a chance to see behind the scenes at select venues and learn more about the art, architecture, and performances at Lincoln Center. Upon request, tours are available in French, Italian, Japanese, German, and Spanish, as well as American Sign Language.

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      Where to Eat Nearby

      Seared Diver Sea Scallops with spaghetti squash, tomato confit & lemon garlic butter at the Metropolitan Opera's Grand Tier restaurant

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      Visitors to Lincoln Center have a variety of different dining options nearby. Reservations are highly-recommended for pre-theater dining at Lincoln Center and in the surrounding area.

      There are options to eat right at Lincoln Center, including fine-dining at Lincoln and The Grand Tier, as well as casual options like 'witchcraft.

      Close by, there are many different restaurant options. Some highlights include Bar Boulud, Ed's Chowder House, P.J. Clarke's (burgers), and Telepan.