Families and Teens

LC Kids

Lincoln Center Kids offers world-class dance, theater, and music programming designed to encourage young audiences to see the world as it is and as it could be and to show how imagination, collaboration, and expression can be the bridge between the two.

This year, we’re excited to present performances for the full range of young audiences—from babies who can't yet walk to teens stepping into young adulthood. From reinventing classic tales to imagining the world of the future to empowering young people to be the heroes of their own stories, this season is filled with chances to spark the natural curiosity of the young.

For tickets and more information, visit Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

LC Kids is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian 

Support for LC Kids programs and events is provided by Disney, with additional endowment support provided by The Walt Disney Company. 

Generous support is also provided by Barbara and James Block, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Joseph Bae and Janice Lee, Anna Nikolayevsky, Amanda and John Waldron, Julian Robertson, Joseph M. Cohen, Founding Families and Family Circle. 


Family-Linc aims to increase access to the arts for families from all five boroughs looking for more affordable options for arts and educational activities. The program strives to create a welcoming environment and a sense of belonging here at Lincoln Center and supports the creative development of children in New York City. Family-Linc members can buy $5 tickets to a selection of Lincoln Center performances across campus, and every ticket includes a shared family-style meal, and an activity facilitated by our bilingual English/Spanish teaching artists and staff. This may include an arts workshop, a backstage tour, or a Q&A with a show’s creators.

Enrollment is by application. Click here to learn more about income and eligibility requirements and to apply or contact us with questions at [email protected] or 929.237.3333. Read about Family-Linc in The Score.

Family Linc is made possible by Shelly and George Lazarus. Additional support is provided by Melissa and R. Bruce Rich,  the Ardian Foundation and Charlotte Moss & Barry Friedberg. 

Generous support facilitated by The Honorable City Council Member Helen Rosenthal 

Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp

Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September 2019. This intensive program is administered by the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects and is hosted at Lincoln Center Education. The camp's goal is to provide equity and access in preparation for screened DOE arts high schools/programs for middle school students currently enrolled in a Title I school, entering 8th grade in September, 2019 and who are interested in auditioning for screened high school arts programs. This is an intensive ten-session program for up to 350 students.

Teen Internship Program

Lincoln Center's Teen Internship Program offers high school students the opportunity to discover the behind-the-scenes operations of a major arts institution and seeks to develop the next generation of artists, professionals, and leaders who represent the artistic, racial, and economic diversity of NYC.

Teen interns participate in a twelve-week, paid internship with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and one of its constituents during the spring or summer. Interns receive mentorship from an established arts leader and take part in extensive professional development training focused on career readiness and financial literacy. Learn more and apply.

Generous support is provided by The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, The Pinkerton Foundation and Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz.