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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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.


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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Koloa, Hawaii
"Always Terrific"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 29, 2017 NEW
Lovely, elegant dancing that always enchants. Even the ballets that are not famous are excellently choreographed and superbly danced. Went to three this trip and all were terrific. A Stravinsky presentation was fabulous with creative costumes that enthralled. The rest of the ballets were not costumed except for wrap skirts and tights but all were terrific. This is a world class company in every respect.
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Valencian Country, Spain
"Amazing!!!! Fantastic!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2017
Very glad to have the opportunity to see the nycb. The performamces were simply incredible. And Also the theater was. Wow!
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
"Our first ballet!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 30, 2017
We booked to see The Nutcracker on 28th December after reading reviews - our first ever ballet! The theatre is beautiful & the dancers were fantastic. We all really enjoyed it and loved how Christmassy it made us feel. Would recommend to everyone.
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New York City, New York
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017
We saw a wonderful performance of Jewels last night, Emeralds danced by the Paris Opera Ballet, Rubies by the New York City Ballet, and Diamonds by the Bolshoi Ballet. I was lucky enough to see on of the first performances of this ballet 50 years ago -- Rubies has played and re-played in my memory ever since. Last night it was a fresh and exciting as I remembered it. The entire cast danced brilliantly, and Fairchild, de Luz and Reichlen led the charge with great verve, grace and energy. Diamonds was almost overwhelming with its cast of 32, led brilliantly by Smirnova and Chudin -- the stage seemed over-filled with 34 dancers to both of us -- but the over-all effect was thrilling. Emeralds was quite different -- placid, almost too placid -- we both thought the little bits of edginess might have been exaggerated a bit more -- but the overall effect was of great peacefulness and grace. Jewels was a once in a lifetime event for me 50 years ago; last night was another one -- what a lucky person I am!
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Baltimore, Maryland
"Worth the price of admission!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2017
Just took my daughter (11) to see Sleeping Beauty. The ballet was fantastic, although the performance was 3 hours long! The intermission was about 15 minutes, so I thought it was a bit much. But, of course, the staging, dancing, costumes, music were enchanting. Lincoln Center is so gorgeous. Save to time to enjoy it too.
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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.