Established in 1985, Lincoln Center Theater has become one of America's favorite nonprofit theaters, producing a year-round schedule of good plays at popular prices. The company performs at its two home spaces—the 1,050-seat Vivian Beaumont Theater designed by Eero Saarinen and the 294-seat Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater—and mounts productions on Broadway from time to time.
Some of the company's comic and musical productions are suitable for families. Older teenagers may be interested in the more serious works on the schedule.
Open Stages is an in-school program that works with teachers and students on curriculum-based activities using the theater as a springboard. Applications for this extremely popular program are accepted every year for a limited number of slots.