Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is committed to providing access to the greatest achievements in the performing arts for all visitors through exceptional guest care, physical and programmatic accommodations, and leadership in accessibility and inclusion.
Accessibility at Lincoln Center continues to set standards for arts accessibility through ongoing improvements to its facilities and programming. To bring accessibility information with you during your visit, please download our Campus Accessibility Guide or Contact Us via email or at 212.875.5375 to request a hard copy.
Lincoln Center is pleased to offer a variety of programs that help extend accessible arts and education to all of our visitors.
Lincoln Center Guided Tours can be adapted to meet a range of needs through accommodations including American Sign Language interpretation, assistive listening devices, touch and verbal description, or sensory supports for visitors with autism.
Passport to the Arts Program for Children with Disabilities and their Families
Designed for children with disabilities and their families, this program provides a welcoming, accessible, and affordable introduction to the performing arts at Lincoln Center at no cost. To learn about this season’s performances, register here.
“My husband is a jazz fanatic, and although our kids have spent years listening to records, because of their specific needs, we had never been able to take them to hear jazz performed live. Thanks to your group and the work you do, he was able to share his passion for the first time with his children. Thank you so much for the gift of this experience.” – Passport Program Member
Curated especially for students PreK-12, these 1-hour productions offer classes the opportunity to see innovative theater, dance, and music performed in intimate spaces. Following the performance, students will have the chance to meet the artist and ask questions in an interactive talkback.
Performances can be adapted to meet the needs of all learners. Limited number of free tickets for classes that serve students with disabilities. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 212.875.5377.
All Lincoln Center buildings are wheelchair accessible. To reach the Josie Robertson Plaza, take the ramp adjacent to the main staircase along Columbus Avenue, or the elevator by the Lincoln Center Theater on 65th street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
Wheelchair accessible locations and designated aisle transfer seats are available for all Lincoln Center performances. Wheelchair loans may also be requested at most venues. To request wheelchair loans, contact Central Security at [check with Security and FOH on this]
To ensure comfort and emergency evacuation safety, Lincoln Center ushers at David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall will check mobility assistive device when patrons reach their seats, and will ensure that patrons shall have access to their devices upon request, or during breaks in the performance, and at the performance end.
Large Print & Braille Programs
Large Print and Braille programs are available for most Lincoln Center performances. Inquire with an usher or by visiting the guest services or information desk at your selected venue.
Service animals are welcome at Lincoln Center.
Assistive Listening Systems
Assistive Listening Devices with headsets and neck loops are available at all Lincoln Center venues. To learn more about devices at available at each venue, visit individual venue pages or the Campus Accessibility Guide.
The Vivian Beamont Theater and Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater are now equipped with Induction Hearing Loops for state-of-the-art assistive listening.
ASL, Captioning and Audio Description
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, captioning, and audio description may be available for select performances and events. Visit the event page to learn more about available accommodations. To request accommodations for performances, send requests to the host venue at least three weeks prior to the performance date, or to acces[email protected] or 212.875.5375.
All Lincoln Center venues have accessible seat locations available. Most accommodation and purchasing queries can be addressed by box office personnel at the theater you are visiting, by online ticketing directly from the presenter’s website, or by contacting Lincoln Center’s Guest Services line at 212.875.5456.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Lincoln Center’s campus is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, between West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
Arriving by Subway
The nearest accessible subway stations are the West 66th Street station (1 train) and the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station (A, B, C, D, or 1 trains).
For Jazz at Lincoln Center performances, take the A, B, C, D or 1 trains to 59th Street-Columbus Circle.
Arriving by Bus
The M5, M7, M10, M11, and M104 bus lines all stop within one block of Lincoln Center campus and Jazz at Lincoln Center. All MTA New York City buses are equipped with ramps.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off
Guests can be picked-up/dropped-off on public streets according to traffic signage. However, there are also several designated areas for your convenience.
The Jaffe Drive pick-up and drop-off area is located on Columbus Avenue at West 65th Street. Enter from Broadway (southbound traffic). The clearance for vehicle drop off is nine feet. Access from concourse level for the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center Theater, David Geffen Hall and the parking garage. Take elevators up to plaza level for Josie Robertson Plaza (Revson Fountain), David H. Koch Theater, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Claire Tow Theater.
Access-A-Ride is a public transit service operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority for people with disabilities. For more information, visit their website. Designated Access-A-Ride stop located at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza (Columbus Avenue between west 63rd and West 65th Streets)
For David Geffen Hall, David H. Koch Theater, Josie Robertson Plaza, Out of Doors, and Midsummer Night Swing: 20 Lincoln Center Plaza (Columbus Avenue between West 63rd and West 65th Streets)
For the David Rubenstein Atrium: 1881 Broadway
For the Metropolitan Opera House and Concourse: Access-A-Ride is unable to go onto the Concourse level where accessible entrances for these venues are located. To access these venues, call Access-A-Ride bookings 24 to 48 hours prior to the trip and speak to a supervisor.
For The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: 111 Amsterdam Avenue between West 64th and West 65th Streets
Lincoln Center’s Main Campus Parking is open 24/7 and can be accessed from 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, at the corner of 63rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue, or on 65th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway ( this entrance open Monday-Sunday 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM). Designated accessible parking spaces are located in the yellow section of the garage and accessible from any garage entrance.
Access from the concourse level for:
- Metropolitan Opera House
- Lincoln Center Theater
- David Geffen Hall
Take elevators up to plaza level for:
- Josie Robertson Plaza (Revson Fountain)
- David H. Koch Theater
- The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
- Claire Tow Theater
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Central Parking Systems Garage is located at 345 West 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
To reserve parking, call 212.721.6500 (TTY 212.957.1709) or visit the Parking Reservations website.
If you have any questions or feedback about your experience with Lincoln Center, please contact us at [email protected] or at 212.875.5375.
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.