David Geffen

In 1962, Philharmonic Hall—renamed Avery Fisher Hall in 1973 and later renamed David Geffen Hall in 2015—became one of the first buildings to be completed on the Lincoln Center site and home to one of its first resident organizations, the world-renowned  New York Philharmonic, the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. Today, David Geffen Hall hosts notable performances by acclaimed orchestras and artists from around the globe, as well as galas, film premieres, graduations, and conferences. Located on the north side of Josie Robertson Plaza facing Lincoln Center’s iconic Revson Fountain, David Geffen Hall’s spacious lobby and promenade feature such eminent artwork as Rodin’s bust of Gustav Mahler and Dimitri Hadzi’s sculpture The Hunt, in addition to wraparound views of the Lincoln Center campus. 


Pick-up/Drop-off: Columbus Avenue at 64th Street

Accessible Entry: Accessible through automated doors from the Josie Robertson Plaza, via the accessible ramp on the corner of West 65th Street and Columbus Avenue and from the accessible parking area in the Lincoln Center Park-and-Lock Garage. Elevators on the concourse level, located to the left of the Cork Gallery from the West 65th Street entrance to the garage, provide access to the David Geffen Hall Box Office, Josie Robertson Plaza, and all levels of the concert hall. Security guards are posted in the area and available to assist guests.

Accessible seating: Wheelchair accessible locations and designated aisle transfer seats are available throughout the theater. Specify accessible seating when purchasing to ensure most suitable accommodations.

Wheelchair Loans available for people who require a wheelchair to go to and from their seat. To arrange a loan, subject to availability, call Central Security at 212.875.5520. 

Wheelchairs, walkers, and canes may need to be stored during performances if they are obstructing the aisles. Ushers will mark and store mobility devices and return to patrons at intermission and the conclusion of the performance.

Restrooms: Accessible men’s and women’s restrooms on plaza and orchestra levels. Accessible unisex restrooms on each tier.

Water Fountains: All levels of hall. Cups available. 

Braille & Large Print Programs: Available for all New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center Presents concerts. The programs may be obtained from ushers or at the Subscriber/Guest Services Window at the lobby level. 

Assistive Listening Devices: Infrared assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) available. See the House Manager on the orchestra level. A valid photo ID is needed to ensure return.

Drinks and Dining

David Geffen café
Serving pastries and sandwiches
Open from 5:00 pm to intermission nightly and from noon on matinee days.

Lincoln Center Kitchen
A classic all-American restaurant conceived by Chef/Innovator Ed Brown. 
Dinner: Tuesday–Saturday, 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Lunch: Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am–2:00 pm when there is a matinee
Closed Sunday & Monday
Call 212.874.7000 or visit opentable.com for reservations
Learn more at LincolnCenterKitchen.com

Intermission Express Refreshment Service
Featuring full-service bars with cocktails, wine, beer, coffee, sandwiches, and snacks in the Promenade lobby.
Open 1 hour before show time through intermission nightly and during matinees.
Pre-ordering your drink or snack before a performance is a fast and easy way to avoid waiting in line.

Halls & Theaters in David Geffen Hall:

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