New York City Center

131 West 55th Street (between Avenue of Americas and 7th Avenue) New York City NY 10019
4.6 by 1441 members
New York City Center 4.638514920194311 out of 5 1441

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New York City Center has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943. It was Manhattan’s first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1943 with a mission to make the best in music, theater and dance accessible to all audiences. Today, the Midtown venue is home to many distinguished companies, including City Center’s Principal Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Manhattan Theatre Club. The Moorish Revival theater houses the 2,257-seat main stage, two smaller theaters and four studios.


Late seating is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of house management. Performances and performers are subject to change.

247 New York City Center Tips

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Havana Rakatan
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The weather was cold. I wore a sweater, flip-flops, etc..
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Many places to eat around this venue.
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Around the corner is an "Au Bon Pain" with soups, salads, best mac & cheese ever and sanwiches.
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The weather was Sticky. I wore Slacks and a polo shirt..
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Do not see this show or buy any of the books it sponsors. Save your money and your time.
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Audience members in the orchestra seats were treated differently from those in the less expensive balcony seats. Sorry, Arianna, but I always had the idea that we don't do that in this country.
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