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Visitor Guidelines at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center is committed to enhancing the safety of our visitors, performers, and employees. Below are our guidelines for events and performances at venues managed by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. These venues include: Alice Tully Hall, David Rubenstein Atrium, Clark Studio, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, and Damrosch Park.

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.

Indoor events and performances:

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.
All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face coverings during indoor events and performances.
All guests must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination upon entry to all performances and events. Read below for greater detail on acceptable forms of proof.
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.

Acceptable forms of vaccination proof:

For the health and safety of all staff, artists and guests, Lincoln Center requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination  with WHO-approved vaccines for indoor performances for all guests, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before entry. While not currently required, the CDC recommends everyone receive a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as they are eligible.

Proof includes: 
• The free Health Pass by CLEAR to confirm identity and vaccination status. Download the free app to gain access to faster entry lanes when arriving to your event and avoid long lines (more details to be provided in your pre-arrival email). Please note this option is only available for those guests 18 years of age and older.
• Vaccination cards (physical card or a photo), NY State’s Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: or NYC COVID Safe app—all requiring an accompanying photo ID*. 

For additional questions, please contact Guest Services at 212-875-5456 (Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am–8:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm–6:00 pm EST) or [email protected].

*Guests under the age of 18 are not required to show a photo ID when accompanied by an adult with valid photo ID.

Outdoor events and performances:

The same protocols apply for outdoor events and performances as for indoors, with one difference. For outdoor events and performances, a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours will also be accepted, in place of proof of full vaccination. Guests under the age of 12 may attend outdoor events without showing a negative test result, but must be accompanied by an adult showing proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.

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 December 17, 2021. These protocols may be subject to change at any time. 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.