David H Koch Theater

David H Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater History

If you're looking for an exciting NYC theater loaded with a great history and a steady stream of unbelievable modern shows to boot, you're definitely in the right spot, as David Koch Theater is never exactly lacking in excitement. David Koch Theater, once called the was originally built all the way back in 1964, when Mickey Mantle was swatting home runs into the stands just at the other end of town. Over the decades, this integral part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts saw plenty of amazing shows come to the stage, including The King and I, Annie Get Your Gun and plenty of others, giving this one a reputation for excellence that few theaters can even come close to capturing.

As everyone knows, this is just one of those places that you need to get to if you're in the New York, NY area, as it has a tradition of bringing one amazing act to the stage after another. Then once it changed its name in the late-2000s, David Koch Theater has become an icon of the local arts scene as it's existed through many decades of major American change, though you can always count on there being world-class entertainers whenever you make it into the stands for a highly anticipated show.


David H. Koch Theater Events

Whether it's an a highly anticipated ballet or theater event or any of the other type of shows that you might come through town at David Koch Theater, even someone with an eclectic taste will find something to whet the entertainment appetite. One month you could find The Nutcracker, the next it could be Shen Yun and then after that who knows, making it always a good idea to check out the schedule and see what is coming through the stage.

Though there are plenty of ways to be entertained these days, there is still no substitution for the live show experience, making it always a good idea to ditch the couch and had out to see all of the action the way it was meant to be seen. This is a place that is known to have a very diverse array of shows on their schedule, giving you plenty of opportunities to get out for a night of top-tier entertainment that you'll be talking about long after it's all over.


New York, NY

It's not exactly difficult to find entertainment around the New York area, as it's one of the iconic cities not just in the U.S. but for the entire world. One of the very best ways to experience the city is through its variety of big-time sporting events, as Yankee, Knicks and Rangers fans dominate the ink and airwaves around New York for a reason, and it definitely isn't because there is a lack of excitement from season to season and year to year.

But you're way off if you think the thrills stop on the sports field, as the concert scene around New York is also second to none. David Koch Theater is the type of festival that always has fans eagerly counting down the days to the end of the year, as music lovers pour into the music hall to see a great collection of talented musicians as they hit the stage looking to bring the house down in style. As soon as you're there, you'll understand loud and clear what all the excitement is about, as there is still no conjuring up the live music experience from home no matter how hard you try.


David H. Koch Theater Seating Layout

No matter where you end up sitting at the Neil Simon Theatre, you can count on it being a good one, as the buzz of the crowd is sure to be absolutely electric leading up to the opening act. With a capacity of 2,586 this is the perfectly sized venue for a top-tier live show that you had circled on your calendar, as it feels both intimate and enormous at the same time – a trick that isn't very easy to pull off. But even though your seat is sure to be comfortable, the last thing in the world you'll be thinking about is your seat when world-class entertainers are taking to the stage for a highly anticipated show that you've been daydreaming about all week in your cubicle.


David H. Koch Theater Trivia

Did you know that namesake David Koch is one of the biggest supporters of the arts in the world?

In addition to being half of the famous Koch Brothers duo, David H. Koch does plenty of work on his own, including dabbling in theater and plenty of philanthropic endeavors, making him the perfect backer for a nationally famous theater that always brings in some of the best shows of the day. Once you're there in the stands alongside your other theater lovers, you'll be glad that you're not anywhere else.

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