Metropolitan Opera House
At nearly 4,000 seats, the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center is the largest purpose-built opera house in the world, and home to one the most technologically advanced stages anywhere. Its vast array of hydraulic elevators, motorized stages and rigging systems have made possible the massive staging requirements of grand opera in repertory. It is the architectural centerpiece of the Lincoln Center performing arts complex.
American Ballet Theater
The American Ballet Theater, one of the world's leading classical ballet companies, performs at the Koch Theater in the nearby Lincoln Center performing arts complex.
Founded in 1880, the Metropolitan Opera is the largest classical music organization in North America. It presents about 27 different operas each year in a season which lasts from late September through May. The operas are presented in a rotating repertory schedule with up to seven performances of four different works staged each week. Opera greats, such as Renée Fleming and Plácido Domingo, have long maintained a close association with the Met.
Broadway Theater District
Broadway theatres are widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. The 40-theater Broadway Theater District extends from West 40th Street to West 54th Street, from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, and includes Times Square. The neighborhood is also home to recording studios, record label offices, theatrical agencies, Music Row, and ABC Television Studios.
Look Mom, I'm on TV
The Ed Sullivan theater is home to the longest running late-night talk show in the United States, Late Show with David Letterman. Tickets to this and other television show tapings at studios in the neighborhood are available to the public free of charge.
Carnegie Hall is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music, and presents about 250 performances each season. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.
New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall
The New York Philharmonic is one of American's "Big Five" leading orchestras, housed at Avery Fisher Hall in nearby Lincoln Center. Organized in 1842, the orchestra is one of America's oldest musical institutions.
Next Door Neighbors
Attending a Broadway show is as simple as walking out your door. Same-day tickets and student tickets are often available at significant discounts. Recently, The Phantom of the Opera at the nearby Majestic Theatre became the longest running Broadway musical in history.
Classic to Contemporary
Whether you're a fan of the classics or prefer contemporary fare, you'll find a top-notch theatrical production nearby. Like the award-winning Kinky Boots on Broadway, just steps from icon at the Al Hirschfeld Theater.
Your Name in Lights
Whether you are a performer or simply an arts enthusiast, you'll find yourself at the crossroads of culture at icon.
Arts and Culture
Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Ballet Theater, New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera are all within walking distance of icon's luxury rental apartments in Hell's Kitchen. Here, you'll live at the crossroads of NYC culture.