David H. Koch Theater
Philip Johnson designed this 2,800-seat theater, which is home to the New York City Ballet. The theater occupies the south side of the main plaza of Lincoln Center, which it shares with the Metropolitan Opera House and Avery Fisher Hall. The auditorium features continental-style seating on the orchestra level, five balconies and a large spherical chandelier in the center of the gold-paneled ceiling. The lobby areas feature fine examples of modern art.
The New York City Ballet—founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein—is today one of the finest ballet companies in the world, maintaining a repertory of more than 150 works by Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins and others.
Lincoln Center offers a program created for students called Meet the Artist. In it, young people attend a performance and then get to know the performers up close and in person after the show.
- Disability Access
- Gift Shops
- On-Site Food
- On-Site Parking
The David H. Koch Theater is fully accessible to people with disabilities. Please notify the House Managers at (212) 870-5567 in advance for wheelchair use or special access needs (212-870-5567). Infrared listening devices are available for the hearing-impaired free of charge at all performances. Listening devices can be picked up at the coat check. Large print information pages for all performances are available at the New York City Opera Guild information table located on the left side of the orchestra level. Braille libretti are available on free loan from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542, or by calling (800) 424-8567.
The City Opera Gift Shop, located on the Promenade level of the David H. Koch Theater, is open before performances and during each intermission. Its merchandise includes apparel, posters, gift items, recordings, libretti and much more.
Promenade bar offers coffee and light refreshments. Call 212-877-1652 for reservations. The Promenade Cafe opens two hours before each performance. New this season, the Promenade Cafe is open at 11:30 am before weekend matinees for cafeteria-style brunch service.
Lincoln Center offers 24-hour secured indoor parking.Enter on 62nd or 65th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. For reservations call (800) 535-PARK.