The David H. Koch Theater is part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex located in Manhattan in New York City, NY. It has been home to New York City Ballet since 1964 (at which time the building was named New York State Theater), American Ballet Theatre‘s Fall season, and host to other dance companies, the Lincoln Center Festival, and the Mostly Mozart Festival. When it was also home to the Music Theater of Lincoln Center in the mid-60s, Richard Rodgers revived several Broadway musicals here.
★ INTERESTING FACT ★ The construction of architect Philip Johnson’s design for the New York State Theater was funded by the State of New York as it was to be used as its contribution to the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. Immediately after the fair, the theater became property of the City of New York. In 2008, when philanthropist David H. Koch pledged to donate $100 million dollars for the renovation and maintenance of the facility, it was renamed at that year’s New York City Ballet Winter Gala in his honor.