An actress walks down the outside of the Lincoln Center Theater. Lincoln Center, 150 West 65th Street.Telf 212-362-7500. Theater divided into two rooms, the Mitzi E Newhouse, of 280 localities and the Vivian Beaumont in 1000. These rooms offer quality performances and even a musical first. The building also houses the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts which houses the largest collection of New York of sound recordings, videos, books and original scores of Bach and Beethoven. The Lincoln Center, also known as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a complex of 61,000 m² building in the city of New York that is home to 12 arts organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center , Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. was built under the program of Robert Moses' urban renewal in the 1960s by a consortium led by the initiative of John D. Rockefeller III. It was the first major cultural institutions were centralized in a U.S. city. It is located between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues surrounded by West 62nd and 66th streets, in the part of Manhattan known as the Upper West Side (Part northwest).