Touring Lincoln Center

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 guide-led tour will bring you closer to the world’s premier performing arts center.


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What’s included in a guide-led tour?

Daily guide-led tours explore Lincoln Center’s iconic campus where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, and Renée Fleming. The campus is also home to our resident organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, The Chamber Music Society, and more. Whenever possible, our expert tour guides will also accompany you into the halls’ public and performance spaces, where, if the stars align, you’ll enjoy a rehearsal in progress. Specialty, accessible, foreign language, and group tours are available.


Good to know.

Lincoln Center Tour Bag Policy: Tour guests are welcome to bring bags or purses that are 12” x 12” x 12” or less on our tours. Backpacks, hard-sided containers, and bags larger than 12” x 12” x 12” are not permitted on tours. There is no storage area for these items, so please leave them elsewhere before arriving at the David Rubenstein Atrium for your tour. No exceptions will be made. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to make Lincoln Center secure for all of our guests, employees, and artists.

Please note that all tours are walking tours, so we advise wearing comfortable shoes.

Food and drink are prohibited on tours.

All tour times subject to cancellation and change, please call 212.875.5350 to confirm tour times prior to arrival.


When and where are guide-led tours available?

Daily Guided Tours depart from the David Rubenstein Atrium located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd streets. 

Click Here to view our schedule and purchase tour passes online. For assistance purchasing tickets over the phone, please call 212.875.5350, or visit us in person at the David Rubenstein Atrium.


How long do guide-led tours last?

Tours are approximately 75 minutes in length.


How much do guide-led tours cost? 

General: $25
Students: $20*
Seniors: $20**

*Available for purchase in person to guests under 30 with valid student ID.
**Available for purchase in person to guests age 60 and older.

Tour Menu

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 on our world-famous 16-acre campus. The 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.

*All tour times subject to cancellation and change, please call 212.875.5350 to confirm tour times prior to arrival.

Two Iconic Venues, One Great Price!

Tour two of New York City’s most iconic performing arts venues—Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center—for the ultimate insider experience. The Radio City Stage Door Tour is a 75 minute walk through the stunning private and public spaces of this Art Deco landmark.

Purchase both tours together and save over 25%! The Radio City Stage Door and Lincoln Center Combo Tour can be purchased at Radio City Music Hall or at the information desk of Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium.

Radio City Combo Tour: $32.50

Radio City Stage Door Tours run daily, 9:30am – 5:00pm*

*Tour content, dates and times subject to change, please call 212.875.5350 to confirm tour times prior to arrival

Lincoln Center offers numerous amenities and programs to ensure that guests are able to enjoy its campus. Verbal Description/Tactile tours for guests who are blind or have low vision and American Sign Language interpreted and led tours are available with advance notice. We also offer assistive listening devices and wheelchairs upon request.

For more information about accessible tours, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

*All tour times subject to cancellation and change, please call 212.875.5350 to confirm tour times prior to arrival.

Privately Guided Tours are now available in French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Printed translations of key tour points are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Tours in American Sign Language are also available with advance reservations.

*All tour times subject to cancellation and change, please call 212.875.5350 to confirm tour times prior to arrival.

Introduce your group to New York’s most iconic arts destination. Exclusive tour packages and discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Group tours can be booked up to one year in advance and must be booked at least one month in advance. With tours in our famous concert halls and special performance opportunities for your groups, Lincoln Center is an essential cultural destination for all ages.

To submit your tour request, please complete our online group tour reservation request forms.

Adults: $20
Students: $18


Call 212.875.5350 or email [email protected].

Tour Lincoln Center App

Download Lincoln Center’s FREE Tour App and get ready for a multimedia experience that will introduce you to the architecture, art, famous organizations, and colorful personalities that have transformed Lincoln Center into the world’s most iconic performing arts center.

The Tour App’s location-aware technology will guide you through 16 tour stops across Lincoln Center’s beautiful 16.3-acre campus. Marvel at the amazing buildings that house The Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, and more, and get a taste for what is happening inside through extensive multimedia content. This is the perfect solution for people who want to explore Lincoln Center on their own schedule and under their own terms. Learn More >>

Please note: You can access the lobbies of Lincoln Center’s halls with the app, but you will not be able to go inside the performance spaces. To access these spaces, sign up for one of Lincoln Center’s daily tours. 

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