Attending an Event

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 or need to leave mid-performance
Out of respect for the artists and audience members, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management if there is a suitable break in the performance. In consideration of the performers and fellow attendees, we ask that you remain in your seat until the event has ended. If you must exit mid-performance, readmission is at the discretion of house management.

When should I arrive?
We suggest you arrive 20 to 30 minutes before any event is scheduled to begin. This will give you plenty of time to get your tickets, find your seat, relax, and read the program. Events generally begin as close to the scheduled time as possible.

What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
Lincoln Center 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. Most concert halls have coat check facilities. Backpacks and carry-on-size rolling suitcases may not be permitted in venues, but you may check them in at coat check. Note that the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and LCT3 do not have coat check facilities.

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, including our outdoor plazas. Food and beverages are not permitted in the auditoriums of Lincoln Center's concert halls and theaters (except with restrictions at Jazz at Lincoln Center). Concessions selling light meals, snacks, and drinks are often available before events and during intermission.

Are children permitted at performances?
Age restrictions vary per event, so please check with the organization from which you purchased your ticket.

Can I bring/use my camera, cellphone and other personal electronic devices at an event?
With the exception of some outdoor and free performances, Lincoln Center requests that you turn off all cellphones, pagers, beeping watches and other electronic devices before an event begins. Camera and video usage is prohibited during performances.

For any additional questions, please call our Guest Services line at 212.875.5456.