David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

As a jewel in the crown of Lincoln Center, the David H. Koch Theater features stunning architecture, magnificent examples of modern art. The David H. Koch Theater is located on the south side of the main plaza of Lincoln Center, adjacent to the Metropolitan Opera House and Avery Fisher Hall. The Theater is home to the New York City Ballet, was designed by architect Philip Johnson and opened on April 23, 1964. The Theater is owned by the City of New York, which has given funds for its refurbishment and which provides an operating subsidy through the Department of Cultural Affairs. The Theater is managed by City Center of Music and Drama, Inc. The 7,875 square foot PROMENADE area features inlaid Travertine marble floors, forty-foot gold leaf ceilings, dramatic spiral staircases and balconies overlooking the fountain in the Plaza of Lincoln Center. The Auditorium seats 2,586 with five Ring levels studded with "jewel" faceted lights. An immense spherical chandelier is the centerpiece of the ornately paneled gold ceiling. History The New York State Theater was built with funds from the State of New York as part of New York State's cultural participation in the 1964–1965 World's Fair. The theater was designed by architect Philip Johnson and opened on April 23, 1964. After the Fair, the State transferred ownership of the theater to the City of New York. The theater is home to the New York City Ballet, and was the former home of the New York City Opera. Along with the opera and ballet, an early tenant of the theater was the Music Theater of Lincoln Center. Richard Rodgers was its president, and during his tenure many classic Broadway musicals were revived there in the 1960s. Among them were The King and I, Carousel (with its original star, John Raitt), Annie Get Your Gun (with its original star, Ethel Merman), Show Boat, and South Pacific. In July 2008, philanthropist David H. Koch pledged to provide $100 million over the next 10 years for the purpose of renovating the theater and providing for an operating and maintenance endowment. It was renamed the David H. Koch Theater at the New York City Ballet Winter gala, Tuesday, November 25, of that year.

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location: 20 Lincoln Ctr, New York, NYC, NY
type: Arts/Entertainment/Nightlife
category: Professional Services, Theater
phone: (212) 870-5500
 

Dancing Events at David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

  • Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg
    PAST EVENT
    Eifman Ballet Of St. Petersburg
    April 8 - April 10 @ 6:30pm - 2pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 10023

    Russia's most innovative ballet company, Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, returns to New York to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its first New York ...
  • Paul Taylor American Modern Dance
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    Paul Taylor American Modern Dance
    March 25 @ 2pm - 5pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 10023

    From world premieres to classic company favorites, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance is back to dazzle and delight with its annual visit to Lincoln Center's ...
  • Bolshoi Ballet with "The Taming of the Shrew"
    PAST EVENT
    Bolshoi Ballet With "The Taming Of The Shrew"
    July 30 @ 2:30pm - 5:30pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 10023

    Премьера в Америке! Балет Большого театра в Линкольн Центре! Линкольн Центр фестиваль представляет: Звёзды балета Большого театра в самой страстной комедии ...
  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew
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    Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming Of The Shrew
    July 28 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 10023

    The Bolshoi is “at the top of its game” (Telegraph, U.K.) in acclaimed choreographer Christophe Maillot’s effervescent production of The Taming of the Shrew. ...
  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew
    PAST EVENT
    Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming Of The Shrew
    July 27 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 10023

    The Bolshoi is “at the top of its game” (Telegraph, U.K.) in acclaimed choreographer Christophe Maillot’s effervescent production of The Taming of the Shrew. ...
  • Bolshoi Ballet with "The Taming of the Shrew"
    PAST EVENT
    Bolshoi Ballet With "The Taming Of The Shrew"
    July 26 @ 7:30pm - 10:03pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 10023

    Премьера в Америке! Балет Большого театра в Линкольн Центре! Линкольн Центр фестиваль представляет: Звёзды балета Большого театра в самой страстной комедии ...
  • Fordham Art Law: Paul Taylor American Modern Dance
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    Fordham Art Law: Paul Taylor American Modern Dance
    March 24 @ 8pm - 10pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 10023

    Fordham Art Law Presents An Evening of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance FALS cordially invites you attend an evening of dance at Lincoln Center. The ...
  • Extended to 11pm tonight Private Invite: New York City Ballet BP Event
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    Extended To 11pm Tonight Private Invite: New York City Ballet Bp Event
    May 6 @ 5:30pm - 10pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Center Dr, New York, NY, 10023

    Today is your last chance to get tickets! Don't miss out on a great evening of food, drink, conversations, and of course - ballet! The website comes down at ...
  • New Work Premieres March 16: Lincoln Center, Paul Taylor's Modern American Dance. Choreography by Larry Keigwin
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    New Work Premieres March 16: Lincoln Center, Paul Taylor's Modern American ...
    March 16 @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Center Dr, New York, NY, 10023

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    Flash Sale: New York City Ballet B&P Private Event
    February 5 @ 5:30pm - 10:30pm

    David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Ctr, New York, NY, 10023

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