Get to know Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on a 75-minute guided tour. The Center is home to resident arts organizations that represent the highest standards of excellence in symphony, opera, chamber music, theater, dance, film, and more.
What to Expect
Learn about Lincoln Center, including the Revson Fountain, the newly transformed Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, and more on a 75-minute guided tour. See the sites that have been showcased on Sex and the City and in movies such as Black Swan, Moonstruck, and Ghostbusters.
Take the Behind the Scenes Tour and see where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, Renée Fleming, and Bruce Springsteen.
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, this guided tour will give you greater access to the world’s premier performing arts center.
Alternatively, you might choose the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Art and Architecture Tour. One of New York’s great collections of modern art and architecture isn’t in a museum, it’s at Lincoln Center, where paintings, sculpture, limited-edition prints, posters, and buildings by the leading artists and architects of this and the last century can be found outside and inside the theaters.
The new Art and Architecture Tour takes an especially close look at the grand and adventurous architecture and beautiful artwork that graces the Lincoln Center campus, including pieces by Henry Moore, Jasper Johns, Lee Bontecou, and Richard Lippold.
What's Not Included
The information tour desk inside the David Rubenstein Atrium located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd streets
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Know Before You Go
If you book the Behind the Scenes Tour, you are required to contact Lincoln Center to schedule your exact tour time. Details will be provided on your voucher.
The Art and Architecture Tour runs at limited set times on specific days – typically once a week.
While cameras are allowed on the tour, there are some areas of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where photography is not allowed. Your tour guide will inform you if photography is forbidden.
This is a walking tour and comfortable footwear is recommended.
Tours are subject to availability and may be cancelled at any time.
As this is an actively operating performing arts center, tour access to certain venues is dependent on rehearsal, performance, and maintenance schedules. For example, the Metropolitan Opera House will not be shown on Saturdays due to matinee performances.