David H. Koch

Renamed the David H. Koch Theater in 2008, the former New York State Theater opened in 1964 as one of the earliest buildings on the Lincoln Center campus, and has been home to the distinguished New York City Ballet since then. In addition to the Company’s fall through late spring season—which includes its annually celebrated holiday production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™—the theater is also the setting for such internationally prestigious dance companies as The Royal Ballet, in addition to major events from Lincoln Center Festival and the Mostly Mozart Festival.  Visitors to the theater’s expansive marble-floored promenade and curving staircases will see modern art works by Jasper Johns and Lee Bontecue, and inside the auditorium with its impressive ceiling chandelier, jewel-like lights stud the five rings surrounding the orchestra. The David H. Koch Theater is located on south side of Lincoln Center’s main Josie Robertson Plaza, opposite David Geffen Hall.


Pick-Up/Drop-Off: David H. Koch Theater entrance ramp on West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue

Accessible Entry: Elevators are available from the Josie Robertson Plaza-level entrance to all tiers of the theater, as well as from the concourse level into the theater.

Accessible Seating: Available in the orchestra, first ring, and fourth ring. Specify wheelchair accessible seating requests when purchasing tickets.

Restrooms: Accessible on all levels.

Water Fountains: Recessed on all levels.

Assistive Listening Devices: Infrared headsets available for rental at the orchestra level. A valid photo ID or credit card is needed to ensure return.


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