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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JNB42MN
Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
"Nutcracker"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2018 NEW
We saw the performance last week while in NYC. Amazing! Beautiful sets, gorgeous building and amazing dancers. I took my two daughters, who dance ballet, and they were so excited to be in the audience. We sat 2nd row in the 2nd ring and they were perfect seats.
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Luihana
Irvine, California
"Nutcracker "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2018 NEW
Took my daughters to see the NYC Ballet Nutcracker performance as a Christmas present. Both are active dancers, and participate in their local Nc rendition each year. The entire experience was wonderful. The dancers are truly amazing and venue is terrific.
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AAHolt
United States
"Such talent"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2017 NEW
Attended a performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. I have seen ballet companies perform all over the world and this performance by the New York City Ballet was one of the best. Added to that, Balanchine was a master of choreography so the combination of the two cannot be beat.
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lrickb
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Nutcracker in NY"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2017 NEW
First time to see Nutcracker in NY by NYCB. It was good with some strong pieces but was not equal or above other Nutcracker performances I’ve seen elsewhere. The venue is beautiful. Some of the sets are beautiful and this offers some good visuals. But the dancing didn’t excite me as other NYCB performances have. Perhaps there’s too many performances for the performers to have/show the energy during each performance and we caught an off night.
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Flo2lux
New York City, New York
"The Nutcracker: simply the best show for the Holiday Season!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 26, 2017 NEW
Don't miss the Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky ballet) starting each year at Thanksgiving until the end of year. I've been there 5 times, my kids an I love it. This is magical: music, decor and choregraphy are fantastic!!! Dont hesitate to take some of the cheapest places at the 4th ring, row A or B: these are the best quality for the price!
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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.