David Rubenstein Atrium
at Lincoln Center
Opened in 2009, the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is a public visitors’ center, discount ticket facility (at the Zucker Box Office), and performance space where every event is free to the public. The robust, year-long programming includes a diverse array of world-class performances, including hip-hop, pop, Latin, rock, soul, country, jazz, world, and classical music, plus talks, late-night salons, kids’ programs, spoken word, and film screenings on its 42 foot-wide media wall. Located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, the Atrium is also the starting point for Lincoln Center Guided Tours and houses a ’wichcraft cafe, public seating, a staffed information desk, restrooms, and access to free Wi-Fi.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: West 62nd Street and Broadway
Accessible Entry: Entrances on Broadway and Columbus Avenue are accessible through automatic doors.
Accessible Seating: The Atrium is accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are designated wheelchair and companion seating locations for performances.
Wheelchairs are available from the Information Desk to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.
Restrooms: Accessible unisex restrooms on second floor.
Braille & Large Print Information: Select Lincoln Center material is available in Large Print and Braille from the Atrium. A tactile map of Lincoln Center’s campus is available to use by request.
Assistive Listening Devices: The Information Desk is looped and t-coil accessible. FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) available for performances and Lincoln Center Guided Tours. See staff member at Information Desk. A valid photo ID is needed to ensure return.
Real-time captioning and ASL-interpretation for performances are available upon request with at least two weeks advance notice. To request, please call 212.875.5375 or email [email protected]
About the Atrium
The David Rubenstein Atrium, formerly known as the Harmony Atrium, is one of approximately 503 Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) in New York City created under a longstanding program that offers zoning incentives for buildings to provide accessible public spaces. The Harmony Atrium was originally conceived as a lively gathering place for local residents as well as visitors, and The David Rubenstein Atrium proudly fulfills this original vision.
The facility is named in honor of the philanthropist, financier, and Vice Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts David Rubenstein, in recognition of his $10 million gift to the Bravo Campaign. The Tod Williams Billie Tsien design reflects a respect for the materials used throughout Lincoln Center and provides an open, accessible, and inviting environment. The Atrium is the first LEED certified, “green” building on the Lincoln Center campus.
The Atrium also features two vertical gardens; a floor-to-ceiling fountain; a media wall with performance information, which also serves as a canvas for video presentations; an art installation by Dutch textile artisan Claudy Jongstra; and 16 “occuli” lighting fixtures that bring natural light and state-of-the-art illumination into the Atrium's interior.
Thanks to Our Supporters
Major support for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is provided by Alice and David Rubenstein.
Generous endowment support is provided by Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Oak Foundation
Bank of America is Lead Supporter of Free Thursdays during Atrium 360
American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center
Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center
NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center