New York City Ballet in New York, NY

Lincoln Center, David H. Koch Theater 20 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
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Overview

As one of the most iconic dance companies around the globe, the New York City Ballet continues to astonish audiences year after year with spectacular dances, mesmerizing talent, and engaging shows. Touring regularly around the country and the world, the New York City Ballet performs approximately 60 ballets in any given season with an expansive company-wide repertory.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Ballet performances change seasonally.
  • Performed in the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
  • Dress code is comfortable and casual.
  • Performances are recommended for children over the age of 5.

Description

from New York City Ballet
The dynamism of The Four Temperaments and the sparkling Symphony in C usher in the Spring 2017 performances, highlighting the range of Balanchine’s neoclassical style. The spring continues with Jerome Robbins favorites Moves, a spellbinding ballet performed without music, and the playful Fancy Free, both illuminating the choreographer’s flair for the dramatic.

Contemporary ballets abound with the Here/Now Festival, four weeks devoted to works created at NYCB during the past three decades, featuring 43 ballets, 10 programs, and 2 world premieres. Alexei Ratmansky contributes his fifth work for NYCB at the Company’s 2017 Spring Gala and Resident Choreographer Justin Peck debuts his third collaboration with singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens a week later. A momentous occasion, the festival showcases the creations of 22 diverse choreographers, and includes programs focusing on the work of Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, and Christopher Wheeldon.

A longstanding springtime tradition, Balanchine's full-length production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream closes the 2016-17 Season in a week-long run flooding the stage with its sumptuous sets and costumes.

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SavvyTraveler3310
"Swan lake ballet"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2020
It was a beautiful and charming experience. The dancers are amazing! It was the first time I saw 'Swan Lake' and I hope to see it again. I liked the costumes,the orchestra and the atmosphere. It it a beautiful theater.
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SeaDart23
New Jersey
"An overview of our NYC Ballet experience."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020
The performers and the choreography in Swan Lake are amazing. Despite a minor stumble by one of the male dancers, the performance was practically flawless. We bought our tickets on StubHub, that deserves a seperate review. Face value for Orchestra Row M is $152. We payed $300 plus StubHub Fees. We had seats 119 & 120, 120 is an aisle seat. Orchestra has plenty of leg room compared to the rings above and the view is fine. The pitch of the orchestra is fairly mild so you run the risk of a tall person sitting in front of you and obstructing your line of sight. We arrived at 7:45 for an 8:00 show. This gave us time to use the bathroom and get seated. The attire for both men and women varies between jeans and sweater to tuxedos and gowns. Overall, we had a lovely evening at one of NY’s finest theaters. Bravo.
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DeborahL2287
Fort Collins, Colorado
"Just wow!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2020
I've visited NYC numerous times, but this was my first visit to the ballet. The theatre itself is gorgeous and inspiring. The ballet was so lovely and magical that you could have heard a pin drop during every performance. In fact, we sat very high in the 4th ring and could hear the tapping of pointe shoes of the performers. The orchestra and pianist were so great that I had a hard time deciding who to watch - the musicians or dancers. Highly recommend and we will be back!
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233nathanp
Poole, United Kingdom
"Nutcracker was stunning!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020
NYC Ballet Nutcracker is a classic Christmas experience and it did not disappoint! We got great value seats as they were on the top floor and technically restricted view, but we loved it! We could see the whole stage and the orchestra so it was actually amazing value for money. It was a beautiful show and a magical experience for the holidays.
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Discover795626
"disappointed."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2020
Expecting a lot more having heard about this perforance over many years. Although a big tribute to the original choreographer after all these years, it's looking tired. Things have moved on in the ballet world.
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Frequently Asked Questions about New York City Ballet

Where is the theater located?
The New York City Ballet performs at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, between West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. To get here by Subway, take the 1 local train to 66th St./Lincoln Center Station.

Does the ballet have a dress code?
No. It is advised that patrons dress according to their comfort level and personal style. Some patrons dress very smartly — but others choose to be more casual.

Can I take pictures during the performance?
No. The use of phones and any photography, recording, and electronic devices in the auditorium is not permitted during the performance.​

Are children welcome to the ballet?
Yes. All patrons, including small children sitting in laps, must have a ticket to enter the theater. All performances are appropriate for ages 5+ as long as guests are not disruptive to other patrons' enjoyment of the performance. Please be aware that anyone causing a disturbance during a performance, regardless of age, will be asked by a theater usher to leave the auditorium.

Is the theater accessible?
For patrons with limited mobility who require access to the David H. Koch Theater with as few stairs as possible, the best drop-off location is at Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street under the canopy abutting the sidewalk. From that point, follow the ramp to the theater's Lobby where there is elevator access into the auditorium.

Assistive devices for hearing and binoculars are available for rent during the performances, as well.

Is parking available at the theater?
For those who plan on driving to the theater, a series of on and off campus parking garages/lots are available:

  • Lincoln Center Quick Park Self Park Garage (requires reservations)
  • 62nd St between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave
  • 62nd St and Amsterdam Ave
  • 65th St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway
  • Time Warner Center Valet Parking Garage
  • 60th St between Broadway & Columbus Ave
  • 58th St between 8th & Columbus Ave


Parking rates and fees vary.