10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Read through the details below regarding each part of Lincoln Center and click on the corresponding links to find out more info and to purchase tickets to performances.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Constructed between 1959 and 1972, Lincoln Center, a nonprofit performing arts complex consists of many buildings, including the Metropolitan Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, New York State Theater, Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall, Vivian Beaumont Theater, Library-Museum of the Performing Arts, Guggenheim Bandshell in Damrosch Park, and a number of Fordham University buildings.
Founded in 1943 to provide accessible opera to a wide audience, New York City
Opera is committed to presenting innovative repertory choices and promoting
American composers and artists.
Never at a loss for giving each day a new name, Mayor Giuliani proclaimed September 16 1996, as Metropolitan Opera Day. With more than 200 hundred operatic performances each season, the Metropolitan Opera (the MET) brings in over three quarters of a million people per season. On top of this, its programs are seen and heard the world over through different media such as television, radio, tours and recordings. Being the second location for the MET, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts hosted the MET’s opening on September 16, 1966.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center is the world’s largest not-for-profit art organization committed to promoting the appreciation and understanding of jazz through performance, education, and preservation. Since the early 1990’s it’s provided year round jazz programming. On May 23, 2000, our Mayor participated in a ceremony to unveil the design for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home. It’s to be at Columbus Circle and expected to be finished by the fall of 2003.