Frequently Asked Questions

About Lincoln Center

  • What is Lincoln Center, and what is a resident organization?

    The 16.3-acre Lincoln Center complex, the world's leading performing arts center, is home to the 11 resident arts organizations that represent the highest standards of excellence in symphony, opera, chamber music, theater, dance, film, and arts education. Resident organizations are listed in the main navigation under the section Organizations.

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (LCPA) serves three primary roles: a resident organization with its own series of artistic programming; a national leader in arts and education and community relations; and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. LCPA presentations called "Lincoln Center Presents" include American Songbook; Great Performers; Lincoln Center Festival; Lincoln Center Out of Doors; Midsummer Night Swing; the Mostly Mozart and White Light Festivals; and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center.

  • How do I find out about jobs, internships, or volunteer positions at Lincoln Center?

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts lists its jobs, internships, and volunteer positions online at AboutLincolnCenter.org. You can also contact the Human Resources Department for more information by emailing humanresources@lincolncenter.org. Please contact the Human Resources departments of each resident organization for their job listings.

  • How do I become a member of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts?

    To become a member of Lincoln Center, just call our Membership staff at 212.875.5443 or send an email to development@lincolncenter.org. You can also find information on our membership page.

  • What is the schedule for the water shows displayed by the Revson Fountain?

    Weather and maintenance work permitting, the Fountain offers choreographed, five minute-long water shows daily:

    12:00 pm

    12:30 pm

    1:00 pm

    6:00 pm

    6:30 pm

    7:00 pm

    7:30 pm

    7:35 pm

    7:40 pm

    7:45 pm

    7:50 pm

  • Does Lincoln Center offer any performance opportunities for student ensembles?

    Lincoln Center offers a great number of community programs, including the Young Music Makers program, a program that provides free performance opportunities for school –aged music ensembles at various outdoor locations on the Lincoln Center campus. For information on registration and logistics of the Young Music Makers program, please visit the Young Music Makers webpage

  • Can my school or community group perform at Lincoln Center?

    You can find out about performance opportunities for your group by reading the FAQs and sending an email to youngmusicmakers@lincolncenter.org.

  • How can I be added to the mailing list or request a brochure?

    To request a brochure for any "Lincoln Center Presents" event, call the Info Request Line at 212.875.5766 or send an email to customerservice@lincolncenter.org. To request a brochure from a specific resident organization, go to organizations at the top of the page and click on the link to that organization for details.

  • Can I buy a "Live From Lincoln Center" broadcast on DVD or VHS?

    "Live From Lincoln Center" broadcasts are not available for purchase. Our programs are cleared for broadcast only, and our agreements with artists, guilds and unions prohibit us from making them available in any other form.

  • What provisions are there for people with disabilities?

    Lincoln Center's Programs and Services for People with Disabilities (PSPD) Department sets the cultural institution standard on arts accessibility for patrons, visitors and artists with disabilities. Among the many services offered are large-type and Braille house programs distributed free of charge, and infrared listening devices. PSPD's Community Outreach Program also brings Lincoln Center entertainment to the physically challenged residents of hospital and nursing homes to enrich their lives. Accessibility information on venues and box offices is available under the Visitor Guide at the top of this page.

  • I lost something at the concert. Is there a Lost and Found Department?

    Our Lost and Found Department can be reached at 212.875.5520.

  • Can I take a tour of Lincoln Center?

    Begin your exploration of Lincoln Center at the David Rubenstein Atrium, the new starting point for all guided tours. Get an inside look at what happens on and off the stages of our prestigious venues, which include the Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, David H. Koch Theater (previously New York State Theater), Vivian Beaumont Theater, and the dramatically transformed Alice Tully Hall. Individuals and groups are welcome to get this exclusive view of Lincoln Center. For information, prices, schedules, availability, and reservations navigate to our Visitor Guide at the top of the page and click Tours. 

Ticketing and Box Office

  • When is the box office open?

    Click on the Visitor Guide in the main navigation bar on our web site, and select Box Office and Ticketing for a list of box offices and hours.

  • What about student tickets?

    Complete information about student discounts can be found in the Visitor Guide section of our site.

  • May I return or exchange my tickets for another performance?

    For "Lincoln Center Presents" programming only subscribers to the Great Performers series may exchange tickets. There are no other exchanges of tickets. You may return your tickets as a Lincoln Center donation and receive a tax deduction for the price of the tickets. Tickets must be received no later than 48 hours before the performance, and will be acknowledged by mail. For further questions or information, call the Customer Service Department at 212.875.5456, 10am–9pm daily. For other resident organizations, contact the specific organization presenting your event for its ticket exchange policy.

  • How do I know if a concert has been cancelled?

    Lincoln Center's Information Request line at 212.875.5766 handles all questions about program changes or cancellations. You may also call (212) LINCOLN, updated daily, for the most current information on that day's events. Most performances at Lincoln Center occur as scheduled, regardless of the weather. If weather concerns should arise, check with the box office where your event is taking place for updates and information.

  • I purchased my tickets, but they haven't arrived in the mail. What should I do?

    Don't worry. Your tickets are probably still in the mail. If you have not received tickets by the day of the performance, simply go to the concert hall and receive a seat pass from the Customer Service representative or the House Manager. Representatives will be stationed in the Box Office lobbies at all Lincoln Center Presents events (and behind Box Office Window #6 in Avery Fisher Hall), and will have a list of all ticket purchasers to your concert. The Box Office can direct you if you need further assistance.

  • Can I see the seating charts for Lincoln Center performance halls?

    Seating maps can be found by navigating to Visitor Guide section of web site and selecting Venues & Accessibility. Seating charts for the Metropolitan Opera may be viewed on their website.

  • How do I purchase tickets?

    You can purchase tickets for any "Lincoln Center Presents" event in person at the Avery Fisher or Alice Tully Hall box offices, by phone through CenterCharge, or online. CenterCharge is open daily from 10am-9pm and be reached at 212.721.6500 or TTY 212.957.1709.

    For ticket purchase information to performances by other resident organizations, click on the Organizations button on the main navigation bar on our web site and select a resident organization's name to be linked to their site.

  • What is a facility fee?

    Transactions made online, on the phone, and in person will incur a facility fee of up to $3.50 per ticket. This fee helps to maintain, preserve and upgrade the facilities managed by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.