Spending time in New York City over the holidays can be costly, but Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is trying to soften the pain. The center is offering tickets at discounts ranging from 25 to 50 percent for some of the city’s most coveted events.
The new discount ticket program, under LCTIX, is intended to improve access to the city’s nonprofit and cultural programs, including the center’s own resident programs, such as the New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Lincoln Center Theater.
The one-stop shopping ticket booth, housed at the Zucker Box Office at the Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium, also will offer discounted tickets for partner institutions, including the New York City Center, the 92nd Street Y, the Merkin Concert Hall and the Miller Theatre at Columbia University.
The program builds on the success of the popular day-of-performance discount tickets (called twofers) available for Broadway and off-Broadway shows at TKTS ticket booths in New York. But the new ticket program affords even greater flexibility because tickets can be purchased for performances throughout the week, as long as inventories last.
While you are in the neighborhood, don’t miss Melt to Earth, a free, public installation of 14 monumental, colorful aluminum sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Curry. They appear to be in orbit around the Revson Foundation at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza.
Lincoln Center is the world’s leading performing arts center, hosting some five million visitors a year.
IF YOU GO
- Zucker Box Office at The David Rubenstein Atrium is located at 61 West 62nd Street (located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets)
- Discount tickets will be on sale Tuesdays through Saturdays. Check the website for hours.
[A version of this article was published in the Chicago Tribune on November 5, 2013.]