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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: The David RubenStein Atrium, Broadway & 64th Street - main entrance, New York City, NY 10023
Phone Number: +1 212-875-5350
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Opera (see an opera, take tour), Philharmonic concerts (go to rehearsals, only $18), Ballet--attend 4th Circle lecture before performance), visit fountain, see a show, often can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 April 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Opera (see an opera, take tour), Philharmonic concerts (go to rehearsals, only $18), Ballet--attend 4th Circle lecture before performance), visit fountain, see a show, often can get rush tickets--see websites

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

There are many good plays and musicals to be seen there. A few years ago, I saw a revival of "South Pacific" that was wonderful - it was a very hot ticket - and the productions are generally top of the line. Many concerts - good ones - and dance as well. In the summer, bands come and play at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Visited 2 of the three buildings; Guide provided lots of history and experience information about staging. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Lincoln Center is simply amazing. Here you can see the best performers in the world, from singers, dancers, actors, musicians. No matter where you go it'll be an experience. Great people watching, and stunning architecture too. I usually go to the opera, and it's always a great time. Avery Fisher Hall has great public restrooms which are accessible even if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

It's not generally known that this is the location that was condemned by the powerful for the purpose of urban renewal. That location was immortalized in L. Bernstein's West Side Story. The song "There's a Place for Us", takes-on new meaning when it's seen through the lens of re-locating hundred's of thousands of "Sharks" and "Jets" to the outter burroughs.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

This location although not far from the tourist trail is serene and beautiful has lovely restaurants and is worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

I took the tour, which was a way to get into most of the facilities without having to find time and money foy every show. It's incredible to learn how the Met can present 27 operas in a season, unlike any other opera house in the world. And across the street, in the Rubenstein Atium, you might be able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

After a multimillion construction and addition program (including the Julliard School's new building), Lincoln Center shines as one of the premier culture venues in the world. Go to a performance and experience it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

Multiple halls, wonderful symphonic concerts, ballet performances, opera (poor seat configuration), outdoor summer activities including dance, jazz.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

The theatre production is amazing-the horses are amazing-they breath, they feel, they are nearly real! A fantastic story-just go and see it

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Upper West Side
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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