The Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center’s largest space and the only thrust stage on Broadway, opened to the public in 1965. It was originally the home of the former Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center and of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, among others. In 1985, the building’s current management—Lincoln Center Theater—was established and has since produced many acclaimed and Tony Award-winning shows including Six Degrees of Separation, Contact, South Pacific, and The Coast of Utopia. The Vivian Beaumont Theater has entrances on Hearst Plaza by the Reflecting Pool and on West 65th Street across from The Juilliard School.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: West 64th Street and Amsterdam Avenue near glass doors that lead to the lower lobby. Exiting at West 62nd between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Accessible Entry: For the box office, serving the Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters: use the street-level entrance on West 65th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. Enter through the glass doors in front of the large curved mural, and use the wheelchair lift on the left. The doorbell next to the lift will call a security guard to assist if necessary. The Beaumont lobby and orchestra level are accessible by a ramp located to the right of the box office.
Accessible Seating: Please specify whether you require a wheelchair location or if you will transfer from a wheelchair when purchasing tickets.
Vivian Beaumont Orchestra: Orchestra level is accessible via the elevator from the West 65th Street entrance or the ramp from the box office level. Entrance is behind Row O which is the only row accessible to people using wheelchairs. There are approximately 1–2 steps down per row to all other rows, except Row P, which is 1 step up.
Vivian Beaumont Mezzanine: Called loge at this theater. Due to structural limitations, this location is not accessible. Located up 2 flights of stairs, 30 steps. Entrance is behind Row E, and there are approximately 1–2 steps down per row to reach all other loge seats.
Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are located on the lobby levels of the Beaumont, Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters.
Water Fountains: Accessible near restrooms on the lobby level of the Beaumont, Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters. Cups are available at refreshment facility.
Assistive Listening Devices: Headsets and neck loops are available from the concessions bar in each lobby. A valid photo ID is needed to ensure return.
A hearing loop is installed in the Vivian Beaumont Theater.