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Visitor Guidelines

Lincoln Center is committed to enhancing the safety of our visitors, performers, and employees. Below are our guidelines for visitors of our outdoor campus, which is open to the general public. The safety plan and visitor guidelines are subject to change in accordance with pending city and state guidelines, rules and regulations, and other health and safety recommendations.

We ask our guests to adhere to the following protocols while visiting Lincoln Center’s public areas:


What We’re Doing:

Requiring all unvaccinated guests (ages 2+) to wear a face-covering at all times on campus and requiring all guests, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face-covering during outdoor ticketed events.
For all outdoor ticketed events, we are requiring all guests (ages 12 and over) to provide proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of the event. Read below for greater detail.
Making hand sanitizing stations available throughout our campus.
Conducting staff and artist health screenings.
Implementing contactless touchpoints for ticketing and entry, as applicable.

What We’re Asking Visitors To Do:

Stay home if you don’t feel well, have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days, or been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
Unvaccinated guests (ages 2+) must wear a face-covering at all times while on campus. All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face-coverings during ticketed events.
All guests (ages 12 and over) must provide proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours of the event) upon entry to all outdoor ticketed events. Read below for greater detail. 
Wash hands as often as possible and use hand sanitizing stations.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
Abide by any quarantine restrictions on travelers arriving in New York
Please follow the instructions of security guards and other LCPA staff.
We reserve the right to request that any visitors who do not follow these protocols leave the premises.
Visitors who require an accommodation for any of the above requirements should contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375 before your visit to discuss your needs.

All guests (ages 12 and over) must provide proof of full vaccination with FDA or WHO-authorized vaccines, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before entry; OR a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event. This requirement applies to all outdoor ticketed events on campus.

Guests under the age of 12 may attend events without showing a negative test result, but must be accompanied by an adult showing proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.

Proof includes: 
• The free Health Pass by CLEAR to confirm identity, vaccination status and/or negative test result. Download the free app to gain access to faster entry lanes when arriving to your event and to avoid long lines. Please click here for instructions on how to use the app.
• Physical/digital vaccination cards, physical/digital negative test result, NY State’s Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit:, or NYC COVID SAFE app—all requiring an accompanying photo ID. 

While we are taking measures to enhance the safety of our visitors, performers, and employees, an inherent risk of exposure to and infection with COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, and a visit to the Lincoln Center Campus may still pose a risk to your safety. By visiting Lincoln Center, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19.

Please be advised that by visiting Lincoln Center you irrevocably consent to be photographed or videotaped by an authorized Lincoln Center media professional. You also irrevocably consent that any recorded images and audio from your visit may be used and reproduced in any and all media now known or hereafter devised for promotional, advertising, educational, archival, or any other purpose in furtherance of Lincoln Center’s mission.

Members of the media visiting for the purposes of coverage must have made a prior appointment with Lincoln Center’s press team: [email protected].

As of August 20, 2021. These protocols may be subject to change at any time. Please continue to visit this page for the most up to date information. Please continue to visit this page for the most up to date information.

If you are unable to visit us, please check out Lincoln Center at Home for an array of digital offerings that you can enjoy remotely, including new and archival performances, classes, and more.