David H Koch Theatre

20 Lincoln Center, (63rd Street at Columbus Avenue), New York, NY 10023

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: You can hop on the A or C train towards 59th Street and Columbus Circle or the 1 train to 66th Street Lincoln Center and walk to 65th Street and Columbus Avenue. You can also get on the M104 bus to the Broadway and 63th Street bus stop.
  • Entrance: The Lincoln Center complex stretches from 62nd to 65th Streets, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. The David H. Koch Theater is located in the heart of The Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side in New York City.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday:
    10:00AM - 7:30PM
    Tuesday - Saturday:
    10:00AM - 8:30PM
    Sunday:
    11:30AM - 7:30PM

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 2586

The David H Koch Theater is a huge theater and has over 2500 seats in the auditorium. This being said, the best seats depend on what type of ballet is being shown. In the case of The Nutcracker, the best seats for the intricate first act are in the orchestra and the best seats for the larger chorus scenes are in the front of the first and second rings. Audio is good across the whole theatre as the large orchestra are literally seated in the orchestra section, way in front of the stage, so the music penetrates all areas of the theatre without a requirement for amplification.

David H Koch Theatre Seating Chart

David H Koch Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for David H Koch Theatre

The closest parking garages for David H Koch Theatre are located at:

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160 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
212-769-0134

The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.

Additional Notes

Landlord: Lincoln Center Theater

Official Ticketer: Lincoln Center Theater

Now Playing The Nutcracker at The Lincoln Center 2018

  • Opened: November 23, 2018
  • Show Closes: December 30, 2018
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker is a ballet that has become a NYC holiday tradition and is performed by the NYC Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln …more Get Discounted Tickets

David H Koch Theatre History

Philip Johnson, an American architect who designed some of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century, designed the David H Koch theater in 1960, which was built in 1964 by the State of New York. Johnson is hailed as one of the great architects of all time and, died in 2005 at the age of 99. In addition to his amazing catalog of designs, Johnson is also remembered for two other, polar opposite, accolades. One being the most openly gay architect of the 20th Century and the other being his utter hatred of Jews and his support of the Nazi regime during the 2nd World War.

David H Koch Theatre Design

Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson (known for his early success in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC) and opened April 23, 1964, the David H Koch Theatre at The Lincoln Center was built by NY State and is currently owned by the City of New York.