Lincoln Center

David Geffen Hall

Concert Hall, Performing Arts Venue, and Auditorium
Lincoln Square, New York
  • The folks at Time Out New York and The Corcoran Group like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Craig P.
    "3rd tier about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way back from the Orchestra stage."(5 Tips)
    Cecília A.
    "NY Philharmonic concert at Avery Fisher Hall!"(6 Tips)
    Michelle B.
    "Free admission to rehearsals if you have a friend with membership :)"(3 Tips)
    "Orchestration with Jonathan Griffith Conducting"(3 Tips)
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  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterMay 4
    Been here 5+ times
    My last time seeing conductor Alan Gilbert! NY Philharmonic playing Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46" + Beethoven's Symphony No 9.
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterMarch 11
    Been here 5+ times
    Composer John Adams (turning 70) speaking before NY Philharmonic playing "Absolute Jest, for String Quartet & Orchestra" + "Harmonielehre." Brilliant!
  • Michael F.
    Used to he Avery Fisher hall, large concert space good quality and feel.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew C.June 12, 2016
    Beautiful space
  • angela g.
    angela gaylorFebruary 19, 2016
    Very beautiful. Wish they had a better cafe setup here. The Nespresso machine sucks :(
  • Jeffrey L.
    Jeffrey LoFebruary 4, 2016
    The additional men's restrooms are one floor up.
  • Stu C.
    Stu ChamberlainDecember 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    What's good here? The greatest music in the world! Also extremely attentive customer service.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Home of New York Philharmonic and lots of Lincoln center performance. The program performed here are audience focused and well designed to educate. Down to earth design for a pure taste of music.
  • Trae F.
    Trae FDecember 20, 2015
    I'm in the Christmas spirit now!
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BereznakJuly 15, 2015
    nice tix if you can get 'em
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateMay 13, 2015
    ABC Upfront
  • Brent U.
    Brent UnkrichMay 11, 2015
    Ask for Siobhan at the door😉
  • Andy ⚓.
    Andy ⚓May 7, 2015
    Danny Elfman concert!!! 7/8
  • Robert S.
    Robert SApril 15, 2015
    A+ Performances
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SerratoreFebruary 17, 2015
    Don't sit in row QQ if you are short. Hard to see over row in front
  • Juan D.
    Juan DeutschJanuary 9, 2015
    Incredible performings
  • Daeic C.
    Daeic ChangDecember 22, 2014
    This is a gorgeous part of NY, each time I come there's something new and exciting to hear!! Bar staff had not poured the inverval drink so would have been quicker to buy at the interval.
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Violinist Itzhak Perlman & pianist Rohan De Silva playing Vivaldi's Sonata for violin & continuo, Schumann's Fantasiestücke, Beethovan's sonata for violin & piano no7, & Ravel's Sonata in G Major
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareDecember 3, 2014
    Get there early if you're seeing a show! Beautiful theaters.
  • Shilon
    ShilonDecember 1, 2014
    DCINY's Messiah Refreshed - Sir E. Goossens's Orchestration with Jonathan Griffith Conducting, a great way to start the season.
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterOctober 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Alan Gilbert conducting NY philharmonic w/ pianist Yefmin Bronfman playing Bartók's piano concerto no 3, BB 127. Also, Bruckner's symphony no 8 in C minor
  • Teri R.
    Teri RushkaAugust 18, 2014
    A real piece of history here. Not many bad seats ... stay away from first few orchestra rows and you'll be fine. Check out the plaza.
  • Sonny D.
    Sonny DatoyAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Frankly, the NY Phil deserves a better home. Make it happen, Alan Gilbert!
  • Alphonzo T.
    Alphonzo TerrellApril 6, 2014
    It is beautiful day and our faces are shining.
  • Charles P.
    Charles PetkanasDecember 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Handel's Messiah was excellent!
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany SerraDecember 18, 2013
    There's free halls lozenges in the bathroom. No coughing!
  • Ingrid N.
    Ingrid NagyNovember 11, 2013
    We saw open seats at a concert that looked completely sold out
  • Cecília A.
    Cecília AkOctober 18, 2013
    If you like classical music, you must experience a NY Philharmonic concert at Avery Fisher Hall!
  • LuisAlfredo Z.
    LuisAlfredo ZambranoSeptember 29, 2013
    Experience it! The NY Philharmonic!
  • Florence H.
    Florence HSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't clap between movements!
  • Ethan F.
    Ethan FixellJune 16, 2013
    Don't come here after a few drinks and too much sun. You will pass the f@ck out!
  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike BloombergMay 20, 2013
    Yesterday, I was here to deliver the Commencement address for the New York Law School Class of 2013:
  • GOF (.
    New York Philharmonic # Principal Flute, Robert Langevin # Second Flute, Yoobin Son
    HISTORYApril 19, 2013
    Designed by Max Abramovitz, the hall opened in 1962 as Philharmonic Hall, as the new home concert venue of the New York Philharmonic, after the orchestra moved from Carnegie Hall.
  • Craig P.
    Craig PilantApril 12, 2013
    Best seats are 2nd and 3rd tier about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way back from the Orchestra stage.
  • Thiago K Dutra
    Thiago K DutraNovember 16, 2012
    Students have a great discount to same day tickets. Show your ID and you are all set - $ 13.50 plus Facility Fee "Student Rush"
  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencyOctober 1, 2012
    Avery Fisher Hall is located at the northern end of the Lincoln Center Plaza. Amazing acoustics. Catch the NY Philharmonic or another live performance w/killer acoustics.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkJune 20, 2012
    SUMMER 2012: The Kravis Prize Concert: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dutilleux (JUNE 26) -- The inaugural honoree of the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music is French composer Henri Dutilleux.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BMay 21, 2012
    Free admission to rehearsals if you have a friend with membership :)
  • Florence H.
    Florence HJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Use your student ID to get inexpensive tickets.
  • Tom G.
    Tom GruenthalJanuary 22, 2012
    12$ rush tickets with a student ID online. that or 90$ for good seats...DO IT!
  • Lincoln Center
    Lincoln CenterNovember 18, 2011
    From the Archives: On September 18, 1973, Philharmonic Hall was renamed Avery Fisher Hall in honor of a generous donation made by Avery Fisher.
  • Charlie T.
    Charlie T.October 26, 2011
    Stop walking in late with your high heels!
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 11, 2011
    Home of America's oldest orchestra by nearly 40 yrs. Philharmonic's 1st concert was in 1842. Perform about 180 concerts per yr. Simon & Garfunkel recorded live album here in 1967. More info in blog. Read more
  • Nicholas W.
    Nicholas WhiteSeptember 9, 2011
    I urge you not to drink anything up to two hours before a concert. Restroom lines at intermission are incredible.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GazdikSeptember 8, 2011
    Upper Tier restrooms: on T2 2 ladies rooms on left side of boxes (facing the stage), another on rt side and 1 men's room (signs on the left direct men down 1 level). T3 ladies' on left, men's on rt.
  • Yaminie P.
    Yaminie PatodiaApril 27, 2011
    Check for the schedule of open rehearsals. $20 tickets only for an morning show. And you can get a great spot to sit as well.
  • Samuel B.
    Samuel BotsteinMarch 5, 2011
    Get front row seats if you're interested in conducting, want to hear inner string parts, or just want to enjoy the music with legroom. More than the bulkhead on a plane.
  • Evonne C.
    Evonne CMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to le pain quotidien across the street for a good cheap eat before the show
  • Tina P.
    Tina ParkFebruary 12, 2011
    Leave your cameras at home, or leave them at coat-check for $1.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 7, 2011
    If you can, go see a rehearsal performance on most Thursday mornings throughout the season for only $18!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FarahJanuary 4, 2011
    Out of all the halls, this one could use updating the most. Great music, though.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RubinsteinNovember 19, 2010
    The pre-concert talk is definitely worth it.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GrossSeptember 29, 2010
    at65 cafe is a great place to eat there
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 10, 2010
    Flex your underutilized highbrow muscles! Catch Wynton Marsalis's new "Swing Symphony" on opening night (Sept 22) or renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mendelsson (Sept 22-28).
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 23, 2010
    Introduce kids to symphonic music at the Young People’s Concerts (ages 6 to 12). Arrive early for Kidzone Live! where kids can try instruments and play musical games.Powered by
  • Terrell H.
    Terrell HolmesJune 4, 2010
    Awesome space. Take a minute to notice how the noise of the main lobby is dampened when you reach the next floor, the mainentrance of the theater. Take a sec to appreciate the period wood paneling.
  • Tida "Annie" M.
    Bird Thongchai concert must be very interesting for the 'farangs' in the audience Haha.
  • Miguel G.
    Miguel GonzalezMarch 31, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Walk beyond the box office area (either side) to enter at the ticket taker for immediate access to the elevators
  • Steve H.
    Steve HaweeliDecember 31, 2009
    If you have to leave early, that's ok - do so between sets but watch the performance on the CC TV just outside the auditorium until you MUST go.
  • eric m.
    eric mortensenApril 4, 2009
    Experience the New York Philharmonic.
  • Alejandra B.
    Alejandra BonolaFebruary 28
    La sala de conciertos es de buen tamaño y asientos comodos. Los palcos de los lados o costados tienen los asientos viendo al centro, no están dirigidos al escenario. La estacion de metro está a lado
  • Rafael D.
    Rafael Dias de SouzaAugust 9, 2013
    tem de ser esse muito show
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