The David H. Koch Theater, designed specifically to showcase dance performance, is home to the New York City Ballet. As one of the signature venues of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, this recently renovated theater has hosted countless other historic performances, including presentations by the Royal Ballet, the Peking Opera, and the Bolshoi Ballet.

May 8

44th Chaplin Award Gala

On this special evening, the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates the remarkable talent of a legendary actor who has portrayed some of the most memorable characters in film history and applaud his enduring commitment to cinema. The event will be attended by a host of notable presenters—including Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, Barry Levinson, and Harvey Keitel—and will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award by Martin Scorsese. The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s most significant fundraising event. Your attendance helps support the Film Society's programming, artist, and education initiatives.

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June 14 – 18

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Explore the richly diverse styles of choreographers from three countries in Global Voices; a trio of provocative dances that share Bold Visions; and four works that came about thanks to their Musical Inspirations. Mr. Ailey’s beloved Revelations is the uplifting finale of each program. Tickets start at $25. For groups of 10+ please contact or call 212-405-9082

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July 20 – 23

Lincoln Center Festival: Jewels

Fifty years after its premiere at Lincoln Center, three of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies come together for a once-in-a-lifetime presentation of George Balanchine’s masterpiece, Jewels. For five performances on the same stage where it was premiered, the Paris Opera Ballet embodies Emeralds. New York City Ballet and the Bolshoi alternate Rubies and Diamonds, illuminating the different facets of Balanchine’s masterpiece like the sun catching on one of its namesake gems.

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July 26 – 30

Lincoln Center Festival: Bolshoi Ballet in The Taming of the Shrew

The Bolshoi is “at the top of its game” (Telegraph, U.K.) in acclaimed choreographer Christophe Maillot’s effervescent production of The Taming of the Shrew. Set to a tapestry of Shostakovich’s most colorful music, Shakespeare’s famously chauvinistic comedy is transformed into a battle of wits between two equally feisty individuals: stormy individualist Katherina and smug bad boy Petruchio. With their signature bravura, the Bolshoi’s incomparable dancers bring to hilarious life all of the fawning, preening, and hypocrisy that well-born Kate finds so tiresome—and that ultimately makes the rough-edged outsider Petruchio seem so appealing to her.

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