Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
70 Lincoln Center Plaza 
New York, NY 10023 - 6583 
(212) 875-5350 All Tours • 875-5190 Group Tours • 875-5289 Meet the Artist Program

Places Nearby:
Museum of American Folk Art
Metropolitan Opera
Children's Museum of Manhattan
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Lincoln Center offers several great tour opportunities that can be enjoyed by individuals, families, and groups. While a tour may be most interesting to people in their teens or above, youngsters interested in the performing arts would also enjoy it.  

The basic Tour, for individuals and groups, encompasses the Metropolitan Opera House, New York State Theater, and Avery Fisher Hall or the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Trained guides impart information that enlivens the visual grandeur of America's first Performing Arts Center. A Guided Tour of Jazz at Lincoln Center includes the Frederick P. Rose Hall and the House of Swing, with its breathtaking views. 

Groups on a Tour can enjoy Meet-The-Artist Programs, which are customized to provide a rare visit with a Lincoln Center or Broadway artist for an engaging conversation and an intimate performance in one of the private rooms in Lincoln Center.  

Tours last about 1 hour. Add 1½ hours for the Meet-The-Artist Package. Groups consist of 10 or more people.  

Special Packages are also available that combine the Tour and Meet-The-Artist Program with other top New York sites. Packages include "Sea and Symphony," with World Yacht, "Rock and the Classics," with The Hard Rock Cafe and "Cruising Down and Tuning Up," with the Circle Line.  

Dining Packages are also available with the Cafe Vienna, the Panevino Restaurant, and the Grand Tier Restaurant, offering a full range of food from sumptuous snacking to gourmet dining.  Customized catered events are also available.  

For students of the performing arts, and for those who enjoy the arts, this tour is a unique opportunity to get behind the scenes and see what it takes to make an outstanding performance happen.

Hours: Daily Guided Tours for families/individuals between 10:30am and 4:30pm. Call for exact times. Note that tours are subject to change or cancellation. Be sure to call ahead before visiting.
Guided Tour of Lincoln Center
Adults $18.00
Seniors (65+) $15.00
Students $15.00
Children (12 and under) $8.00

A number of tour packages are available, including Art & Architecture, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and a Radio City Music Hall/Lincoln Center package. Call for info or visit Lincoln Center's official website, linked above.
Groups: Groups of 10 or more receive a discount. Call for details. 
Meet The Artist for School Groups: $12.00 per student. Includes Guided Tour. Best to sign up well in advance. Further details here.
Reservations: Individuals should reserve at least a day ahead, more to play it safe. Groups at least 3 weeks. Reservations for groups of 15 or more can be scheduled between 10am and 4pm. 
Lunch: Many options available. Call.   
Handicapped Access: Accessible. 
Directions: Columbus Ave. between 65th and 62nd Sts. About 35 minutes south from the George Washington Bridge. 

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