Join one of our expert guides for an unparalleled insider’s experience at the world’s leading performing arts center!
There's no place like Lincoln Center—home to 11 of the world’s most prestigious cultural organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, Chamber Music Society, Lincoln Center Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more. People come from the world over to experience every genre of the performing arts in one place.
Our daily, 75-minute guided tours explore our 16-acre campus, provide an insider’s perspective of this iconic destination’s past and present, and highlight hidden gems little known to even the most frequent visitors. Auditions, rehearsals and performances occur daily, so tour routes throughout our 16-acre campus change every day and are unique to each 75-minute tour! If the stars align, you may even catch a glimpse of a rehearsal in progress!
Lincoln Center Public Tours:
(Guests must present identification at the David Rubenstein Atrium to pick up web tickets. For student tickets, a valid student ID is required.)
General admission: $25
Student (30 and under) / Senior (ages 65+): $20
Child (6 and under): Free
For information on verbal description campus tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision, please click here.
Lincoln Center Group Tours (15+ people):
General admission: $20
Student (30 and under) / Senior (ages 65+): $18
Child (6 and under): Free
Please note: Theater availability and hall access are subject to change. We make every effort to visit areas not usually seen by the general public, but we cannot guarantee backstage access.
Please note that theater availability, hall access, tour times, and prices are subject to cancellation and change.
Please arrive for your tour at least 15 minutes before the tour start time. Tours depart promptly, and late arrivals will not be permitted to join.
Backpacks of any size, instruments, hard-sided containers, and bags larger than 12” x 12” x 12” (30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm) are not permitted on tours. Bags or purses that are 12” x 12” x 12” (30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm) or smaller are allowed on our tours. There is no storage area for your items, so please leave them elsewhere before arriving at the David Rubenstein Atrium for your tour. No exceptions will be made.
All tours are walking tours, so we advise wearing comfortable shoes.
Photography is permitted only of our outdoor spaces and in the lobbies of our halls.
Restrooms will not be available during the tour.
Food and drink are prohibited on tours.
Please call 212.875.5350 to confirm tour times prior to arrival.