Shakespeare's The Tempest

Juilliard Drama: Sept 30–Oct 4

Lincoln Center Presents

Free & Choose-What-You-Pay

New York Film Festival

Film at Lincoln Center: Thru Oct 15

Heggie's Dead Man Walking

The Metropolitan Opera: Thru Oct 21

All Balanchine III

New York City Ballet: Oct 4–8

Samara Joy

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Oct 6 & 7

New York Philharmonic

Beethoven, Schubert, and Steve Reich

String Sonorities

Chamber Music Society: Oct 17

Welcome to Lincoln Center, home to 11 resident arts organizations. Presenting music, theater, dance, film, opera, and more, our stages bring a tapestry of artists—from across the globe—to New York City.

October 01 at 12:00 pm

New York Film Festival

Occupied City

Film at Lincoln Center

October 01 at 12:00 pm

October 01 at 12:00 pm

The Social Sculpture Project

Kameron Neal's Down The Barrel (Of A Lens)

Lincoln Center Presents

October 01 at 12:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater

NYPD video surveillance from the 1960s to the 1980s provides the basis for this provocative and unorthodox installation of historical portraiture.

See yourself at Lincoln Center

Celebrate the rich cultural traditions of New York City

This October, the Festival of Firsts returns—showcasing artists embarking on new journeys and celebrating significant moments in their careers: premiere performances in the U.S. and NYC, Lincoln Center debuts, album debuts, and fresh collaborations. On October 13 and 14, be enchanted by the interplay of words, sounds, and visuals, as artists push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of performance poetry with our first-ever Poetry Festival. In November, the Latin Wave Festival presents their popular Latine Composers Showcase, FUTUROS, New Ideas in Composition, for three nights—all for free, tickets not required!

Re-discover the classics and be wowed by world premieres

Lincoln Center Presents prioritizes an expansive view of artistic excellence all season long. Choreographer Akram Khan rethinks the colonizer-centric perspective of The Jungle Book, retelling the story of the young girl Mowgli as a refugee child stranded by the cruel realities of climate change. Gospel, funk, soul, and Afrobeat come together in a joyful interpretation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The Sound of Music, this time viewed through a utopian, afrofuturistic lens. Aficionados of classical arts won't want to miss Les Arts Florissants' spectacular production of Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen and Philip Glass's The Complete Piano Etudes—both running this November with a Choose-What-You-Pay ticketing model.

Come as you are to welcoming spaces and artistic events

Lincoln Center is committed to integrating access needs in the creative process and creating a space where everyone feels welcome. This fall, we invite kids, teens, and families to discover a love for the arts, including Gimme Please, with a weekend designed specifically for babies/toddlers and another for neurodivergent audiences. Our free legacy programs return for the fall and winter season: Lincoln Center Moments, designed for those with dementia and their caregivers; and Passport to the Arts, bringing live performances from across campus to children, teens, and adults with disabilities.

Stand Up for Heroes 2023

A night of hope, healing, and laughter returns for its 17th celebration to honor our nation’s veterans and their families. Learn more »

Latinx Heritage Month

En honor al Mes de la Herencia Hispana o Latine, celebramos las importantes contribuciones artísticas aportadas por artistas, intérpretes y educadores de las artes latine.

Explore our resident organizations

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The nation's premier chamber music organization, presenting innovative programming and an international roster of artists, both in New York City and on tour around the world. Learn more »

Film at Lincoln Center

Celebrating cinema from around the world, supporting new filmmakers, and enhancing awareness and understanding of the art form among a diverse film-going audience since 1969. Learn more »

Jazz at Lincoln Center

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. Learn more »

The Juilliard School

Providing the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Learn more »

Lincoln Center Theater

One of New York's favorite not-for-profit theaters, with Broadway productions at the Vivian Beaumont, off-Broadway productions at the Mitzi E. Newhouse, and new theater for new audiences at the Claire Tow. Learn more »

New York City Ballet

Founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of nearly 100 dancers and an unparalleled repertory of modern masterpieces. Learn more »

New York Philharmonic

Revitalizing the orchestral experience through the highest caliber of performances of the great music of the past and today, and through evolving educational programs, touring, and media initiatives. Learn more »

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Home to one of the most extensive archival and circulating collections in its field, the Library for the Performing Arts offers free programs, exhibitions, and more. Learn more »

The Metropolitan Opera

Home to the greatest artists in opera, the Met presents more than 200 performances each season and transmits 10 productions to movie theaters worldwide as part of the acclaimed Live in HD series. Learn more »

School of American Ballet

Founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, the School of American Ballet trains students aged 6 to 18 for careers in classical ballet. It is the official academy of New York City Ballet. Learn more »