Press Release

February 23, 2017

Lincoln Center Digital App Now Lets Visitors Tour The Campus In Seven Languages

Lincoln Center News

Mary Caraccioli


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Pamela Hernandez


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      Download the Tour App to Experience a Customized Journey of the Cultural Campus
and be Entered to Win a Trip to New York City


NEW YORK, NY (February 23, 2017) — Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announces important new additions to its lauded smartphone tour app. The Tour Lincoln Center app, originally available in English, has been expanded, allowing users to tour the campus in six additional languages: Mandarin, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. It will now be even easier for travelers to enjoy the treasures of the world’s leading performing arts center, home to some of the most celebrated music, dance, film, and theater organizations. The Tour Lincoln Center app, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, launched in May 2016 and provides users new ways to experience the 11 world-class organizations that make up Lincoln Center. The tour is also a wonderful way to learn about Lincoln Center, no matter where you live.


For a limited time, using the Tour Lincoln Center app can turn a virtual experience into a real one. We’re bringing one lucky winner and one guest to New York City to tour Lincoln Center’s famous campus and experience a live performance. The contest, currently open to legal residents of China, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and the United States, is easy to enter. Download the Tour Lincoln Center app (iTunes or Google) and be entered into a competition to win round-trip travel for one person and a guest from overseas to New York City, and tour Lincoln Center in person.


The Tour Lincoln Center app provides two ways to get an interactive and personalized journey of the campus and its venues, right at your fingertips. With The Grand Tour, the app guides visitors around Lincoln Center on a 16-stop tour of the iconic campus and its rich history of performance. Alternatively, the Touch + Go option allows users to create their own journey and experience individual sections of the campus through customized self-guided tours. The app can be enjoyed onsite or at home, making it perfect for planning a trip to New York City or adding even more magic to your time at Lincoln Center. And, now, this anytime, anywhere access is available in seven languages: Mandarin, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and English.  


Download the app by May 7, 2017, and be entered to visit Lincoln Center in person. Enter by e-mailing us via the “feedback” button on the homepage of the Tour Lincoln Center app, and feel free to tell us what you think of your virtual tour.


The grand prize includes two round-trip flights, three nights at a hotel, a guided tour of Lincoln Center’s campus, and two VIP tickets to a performance at Lincoln Center.


The Tour Lincoln Center app is available for free download in the Apple App Store for iPhones and the Google Play Store for Android devices.


Choose your language and unlock unprecedented access and insights, including:


Narrated stories by international stars of ballet, opera, jazz, and other performing arts, providing the intimate feel of a private guided tour. Participants include New York City Ballet Principal Maria Kowroski, New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, opera singer Joyce DiDonato, Artistic and Managing Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis, and many more.


Multimedia, including video content, photos, and recordings that provide glimpses into ballet exercises by famous dancers; Metropolitan Opera House backstage operations, like the changing of sets; audio excerpts from archival recordings and performances; and treasures from The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ special collections, such as Thomas Edison testing a phonograph in 1870 and a video of Mikhail Baryshnikov warming up before a performance.


Insider tips to visit iconic Lincoln Center locations, including the spots featured in countless movies and other special areas of the campus perfect for photographs or social media posts—like the Revson Fountain’s daily waterworks show—making any visit memorable and shareable.


Contest rules, terms and conditions apply:


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The Tour Lincoln Center app is generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies through its Bloomberg Connects program, a global initiative that develops digital programs at cultural institutions around the world to expand arts access through technology.


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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award?winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which has enriched the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners for 40 years. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit


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