Passport to the Arts

Designed for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families, Passport to the Arts provides a welcoming, accessible, and cost-free introduction to the performing arts at Lincoln Center. Families are invited to attend performances, interactive workshops, and virtual events with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Society, and more.

Fall Season – October through December 2023
Registration currently open. To join the Passport to the Arts community and mailing list for the first time, please submit this community form. To learn more about Passport to the Arts, you can email [email protected] or call 212-875-5375.

Holiday Season – November through December 2023
Celebrate the holiday season with Lincoln Center! Programs include Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Big Band Holidays, a virtual screening of New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, New York Philharmonic’s Holiday Brass and more!  Please contact [email protected] or call 212-875-5375 with any questions.

Access a text-only listing of fall and holiday programs here »

Spring Season – February through June 2024
This spring, Passport to the Arts introduces families to Romeo et Juliette in two ways - in person dress rehearsal and virtual workshop, both with the Metropolitan Opera, and brings families to exciting relaxed performances, including a Sensory-Friendly performance with the New York City Ballet and the popular CMS Kids series. Check back in early 2024 for the full season. Registration opens on January 31st.

How to Register for Programs:

1. Join the Passport to the Arts Community If you are signing up for the first time, complete the community form on this page to tell us about your family and the best way to get in touch with you.
2. Select Programs Once you join, you will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. When there are programs available for registration, as a community member you’ll receive an invitation to select the programs that your family would like to attend, any accommodations that you might need, and any notes that you would like us to be aware of. Be sure to note your top choice, as space is limited in each program.
3. Mark Your Calendar After selecting your programs, you’ll receive an email confirming any tickets we have reserved for your family and any performances that you are on the waitlist for.
4. Get Ready to Attend About 1-2 weeks before confirmed events, you’ll receive a reminder and confirmation email with details about the program including directions and a visual schedule. Be sure to respond to that email or call to let us know if you plan to attend. If you’re on the waitlist, we’ll reach out if tickets become available in the week before the program.


Thanks to Our Supporters

Major support for Passport to the Arts is provided by The Taft Foundation

Corporate Support is provided by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Additional support provided by the Kenneth Goldman Donor Fund, The Megara Foundation, and by the American Express Cultural Innovation Fund

Generous support for Passport to the Arts is also made possible by public funds facilitated by New York City Council’s Autism Awareness Initiative

Accessibility at Lincoln Center is made possible in part by endowment support provided by AIG. Additional endowment support for Accessibility at Lincoln Center provided by Frederick P. Daniel and Elihu Rose – In Memory of Belle B. Rose