How do I find the right concert hall for my event?
Explore our Venue and Accessibility page for details on your concert hall.
What happens if I am late?
Out of respect for the artists and audience members, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house management when there is a suitable break in the performance.
If a concert has no late seating, NO LATE SEATING will be printed on the front of the tickets.
In consideration of the performers and fellow concertgoers, we ask that you remain in your seat until the concert has ended.
When should I arrive?
We suggest you arrive 20 to 30 minutes before any performance is scheduled to begin. This will give you plenty of time to get your tickets, find your seat, relax, and read the program. Concerts generally begin as close to the scheduled time as possible.
What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts does not have a dress code for audience members and depending on the nature of the event, our patrons show up in everything from jeans and work clothes to formal attire.
Is there a coat check?
Yes. All concert halls have coat check facilities. Backpacks and carry-on size rolling suitcases are not permitted in concert halls, but you may check them in at coat check.
Can I eat, drink or smoke in the concert halls?
In compliance with New York City Department of Health regulations, smoking is strictly prohibited in all public areas of Lincoln Center. Food and beverages are not permitted in the auditoriums of Lincoln Center's concert halls and theaters. Concessions selling light meals, snacks and drinks are often available before the performance and during intermission.
When do I applaud?
Applause is the way for the audience to greet or show appreciation for the performer. Applause occurs when performers first take the stage, and at the conclusion of pieces throughout the performance. If you are unsure about when you should applaud, a good rule of thumb is to applaud when others in the audience do.