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New York City Ballet (NYCB)
New York City Ballet (NYCB)

New York City Ballet (NYCB)

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City, New York, NY 10023

The Basics

The iconic New York City Ballet was founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein. To see a performance, check the NYCB website to find out what’s on, then prebook your tickets. You can also attend an NYCB talk or event, or join a Lincoln Center tour to learn about the renowned performance space.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Arts enthusiasts appreciate the lobby of the Koch Theater, which features art pieces celebrating the artistry and mythology of ballet.

  • Show up to your performance on time—there’s no late seating, and there are no refunds.

  • The Koch Theater is wheelchair-accessible by ramp to the lobby, where patrons access an elevator to the orchestra level.

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How to Get There

New York City Ballet performances take place at the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The easiest way to get there is by public transit. Take the 1 or 2 subway line to the 66th Street - Lincoln Center station, or the A, B, C, or D train to the 59th Street - Columbus Circle stop. The theater is located at Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street, next to the Revson Fountain.

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When to Get There

The Koch Theater stages performances most days of the week during ballet season (spring, winter, and fall), except, typically, Mondays. Limited runs of seasonal performances such as The Nutcracker sometimes happen over the holidays. Because the theater is dark for a few weeks each year, be sure to check the calendar before you visit.

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Exploring Columbus Circle

Just a few blocks from Lincoln Center sits Columbus Circle—a bustling retail hub at the southwestern edge of Central Park. You’ll find numerous shops and luxury boutiques in Time Warner Center, and a seasonal holiday market during the winter months. When you’ve had your fill of shopping, stop by the Museum of Arts and Design, located at 2 Columbus Circle.

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