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Visitor Guidelines

We're so excited to welcome you back on campus for Restart Stages—an outdoor performing arts center with 10 specially created outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces. Fostering a dynamic environment for artists, community organizations, and audiences, Restart Stages is a welcoming and safe place for live performances, family activities, and community service opportunities.

Lincoln Center is committed to enhancing the safety of our visitors, performers, and employees. Below are our guidelines for visitors of our campus. Please click here to access Lincoln Center's COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan for Restart Stages. 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.

While our indoor concert halls remain closed, our outdoor spaces are open to the public for your enjoyment. Visiting hours may vary, as we accommodate outdoor activities for our constituents and neighbors while following governmental guidelines. 

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.
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.
Face covering not required for fully vaccinated guests while on campus, including during performances. However, unvaccinated guests (ages 2+) must wear a face-covering at all times.
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.

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 July 13, 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.