Restart Stages at Lincoln Center

Welcome back! We're thrilled to invite you to Restart Stages at Lincoln Center—an outdoor performing arts center with 10 outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces—to help kickstart the performing arts sector and New York City’s revival. Fostering a dynamic environment for artists, community organizations, and audiences, Restart Stages is a welcoming and safe place for live performances, family activities, and civic engagement. Restart Stages is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, a collaboration that reimagines and reactivates public space for a new era.

Throughout the summer, audiences are invited to enjoy performances by Lincoln Center, its resident organizations, cultural and community arts partners, and guest curators from across the five boroughs. Day-of general admission tickets are available for all performances (entry not guaranteed). Free tickets are also made available through the TodayTix Lottery, the Official Ticketing Partner of Restart Stages. The TodayTix Lottery opens for entries two weeks before each performance.

Health and safety is our top priority. In accordance with the New York State guidelines and in consultation with our medical advisors, we have implemented protocols to enhance safety for all staff, artists and guests. Click here to learn more about our health and safety guidelines »

All guests (ages 2+) are required to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. Beginning August 27, all guests (ages 12 and over) will be required to provide proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of the event. For greater detail, please
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COVID-19 Protocols for Outdoor Ticketed Events

All guests (ages 12 and over) must provide proof of full vaccination, with the final dose of their vaccine administered at least 14 days before entry; OR a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of the event. All guests (ages 2+) must also wear a face-covering. Learn More

Restart Stages is made possible by Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative

Major support provided by First Republic Bank

Additional support provided by BNY Mellon, Cleary Gottlieb, Warburg Pincus, Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc., the Scully Peretsman Foundation, Shari and Jeff Aronson, and Lincoln Center’s 20/21 Donors and Members

Endowment support is provided by Oak Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund

In-kind support is provided by United Staging and Rigging, Worldstage, Inc., Audio, Inc., Hudson Scenic Studio, and TGIF Event Services

Lincoln Center’s artistic excellence is made possible by the dedication and generosity of our board members

Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York

Public support for Lincoln Center is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Gonzalo Casals, Commissioner, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center

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