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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Shaz502
Hull, England
"Exquisite "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 03, 2019
Despite my daughter having danced for years but had to give up in college due to lack of time we had never been to see a ballet. It was our first visit to New York and seeing the NYCB was the top of her list and whilst we were there Midsummer Nights Dream was on. Boy we weren’t disappointed. Lovely theatre, great seats (back row 2nd tier) beautiful music, sets and costumes. The dancers were strong and elegant and I admit brought a tear to my eyes. Highlight of our New York adventure.
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NCVegetarian
Raleigh, North Carolina
"Misty Copeland in Jane Eyre"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 12, 2019
This was an absolutely beautiful production. Stunningly performed with gorgeous sets and costumes. I had never been to The Met before and it is a great venue. We easily walked from our midtown hotel.
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Geri Z
Gilroy, California
"Sleeping Beauty!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2019
This ballet was so beautiful. This was the first time seeing a ballet that is not the Nutcracker and we were absolutely mesmerized by the level of dance, the sets, and the music. We could have watched these dancers for another 2 hours.
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mjsheridan130
New York City, New York
"Endlessly Beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019
Even someone with a casual interest in ballet will enjoy the beauty of the NYC Ballet. The scores are always stunning and the dancing is graceful and simply a joy to watch.
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RH0001
Kennebunk, Maine
"Wonderful "Sleeping Beauty""
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019
"The Sleeping Beauty" features Lauren Lovette as the Princess Aurora, and I'd gladly see the show several more times if my budget permitted. Lovette was magnificent in every way: elegant, graceful, powerful, and charming. She alone is worth the price of admission. All the dancing, costumes, and sets were first rate, as one would expect of the NYCB, and the orchestra superbly handled Tchaikovsky's stirring composition. I notice that in other NYCB reviews, some patrons whine about the theatre's policy of not allowing people to visit the restroom and then return to their seats while the show is in progress. I'm on the other side of this argument since I don't want folks popping up and down around me while I'm trying to enjoy the ballet. Visit the restroom before the show begins, or wait until the intermission, or visit the restroom during the show and then wait to be seated when there's a break. The choice is yours. One individual's inconvenience is far outweighed by the theatre's obligation to provide the audience with an uninterrupted experience worthy of Tchaikovsky and the NYCB.
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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.