Lincoln Center’s approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. As part of our wider commitment to accessibility and inclusion, we recognize that access needs must be integrated in the creative process, that the work on our stages reflects our differences and interconnectedness, and that we are creating a space where everyone feels welcome.
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American Ballet Theatre
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Big Umbrella Festival: September 16–18, 2022Big Umbrella Festival centers audiences with autism and other developmental disabilities by sharing unique approaches to sensory-based, interactive, and intimate artistic experiences to meet audiences exactly as they are. Artists, programming, and schedule for this year's Festival coming soon! Learn more »
Lincoln Center Moments: Fall and spring seasonsLincoln Center Moments is a free performance-based program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Facilitated by educators and music therapists, each event explores an artistic work through discussion, movement, music, and art-making. Learn more »
Accessibility at our resident organizations
Lincoln Center’s approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. We recognize that access needs must be integrated in the creative process, that the work on our stages reflects our differences and interconnectedness, and that we are creating a space where everyone feels welcome. A range of accommodations is provided for all performances, no request necessary.
Accessible Entrances and Seating
All Lincoln Center venues have accessible entrances, accessible seat locations and accessible restrooms. 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 are available for all Lincoln Center performances. Wheelchair loans may also be requested at most venues.
To ensure emergency evacuation safety, at most venues, ushers will check mobility devices when patrons reach their seats, and will return devices upon request, during breaks in the performance, and at the performance end.
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 Experience line at 212-875-5456.
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 for all amplified performances. In addition, David Geffen Hall, the Vivian Beaumont Theater and the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater are equipped with induction loops. Loops are also available at the box office windows, coat check and media wall.
American Sign Language, Captioning and Audio Description
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, captioning, and audio description is 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 [email protected] or by phone at 212-875-5375.
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.
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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, and the parking garage. Take elevators up to plaza level for Josie Robertson Plaza (Revson Fountain), David H. Koch Theater, David Geffen Hall, 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, and Josie Robertson Plaza: 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 is open everyday 7:00 AM – Midnight). 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
Take elevators up to plaza level for:
• Josie Robertson Plaza (Revson Fountain)
• David Geffen Hall
• 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.
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.
The fall 2022 season includes in-person and virtual programs with New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and more, with a variety of workshops and different types of performances available to choose from.
Please Note: Additional holiday programs in December and January will be announced in November.
Explore the season’s offerings here: Passport the Arts Fall 2022 Season Listing (PDF)
All programs are free of charge but registration is required. If you have attended programs in the past or have recently registered to join the community, you will receive an email invitation to select programs.
To register for Passport to the Arts, use this form: Passport to the Arts Registration
Thanks to Our Supporters
Major support for Passport to the Arts is provided by The Taft Foundation, the Kenneth Goldman Donor Fund, and The Megara Foundation
Additional support is provided 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 and Speaker Adrienne Adams
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