Lincoln Center’s approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. As part of our wider commitment to accessibility and inclusion, we recognize that access needs must be integrated in the creative process, that the work on our stages reflects our differences and interconnectedness, and that we are creating a space where everyone feels welcome.

June 01 at 7:30 pm

Summer for the City

Voices of a People's History

Lincoln Center Presents

June 01 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Celebrate an egalitarian vision of America in this series of readings from A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.

June 09 at 7:00 pm

Summer for the City

Sydnie L. Mosley Dances’ PURPLE: A Ritual in Nine Spells

Co-presented by Gibney Center and Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Presents

June 09 at 7:00 pm

Clark Studio Theater

A choreopoem created by Sydnie L. Mosley Dances and inspired by playwright Ntozake Shange illuminates the power of deep sisterhood for social change.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2023

Now in its 34th year, the Festival presents a full edition of 10 groundbreaking new films from May 31 to June 11 at Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Center. This year, 80% of the films in the program will include captions, plus audio description both in-person and online. There will also be live captions available at select post-screening film talks. Learn more »

Access programs

Big Umbrella Festival

Big Umbrella Festival centers audiences with autism and other developmental disabilities by sharing unique approaches to sensory-based, interactive, and intimate artistic experiences to meet audiences exactly as they are. Learn more »

Passport to the Arts: Fall and spring seasons

Designed for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families, Passport to the Arts provides a welcoming, accessible, and cost-free introduction to the performing arts at Lincoln Center with both virtual and in-person events. Learn more »

Lincoln Center Moments: Fall and spring seasons

Lincoln Center Moments is a free performance-based program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Facilitated by educators and music therapists, each event explores an artistic work through discussion, movement, music, and art-making. Learn more »

ADA in the Arts playlist

On-demand video series centering the work of disabled artists in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA. On-demand here »

Verbal description and touch tours

Designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision to explore an artwork through touch and discussion. Contact [email protected].

Helpful resources

Accessibility at 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. Accessibility »

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. Accessibility »

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. Accessibility »

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. Accessibility »

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. Accessibility »

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. Accessibility »

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. Accessibility »