Alice Tully Hall


Helen Mirren

With Presenters
Mikhail Baryshnikov Robert De Niro
Vin Diesel Morgan Freeman
Taylor Hackford Jeremy Irons
Julie Taymor
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Join us as we honor the career of the Academy Award-winning actor.

A beloved figure of stage, screen, and television, Mirren has bestowed upon the world a series of iconic performances in a career spanning more than fifty years. The annual event will be attended by a host of notable guests and presenters and will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award by Jeremy Irons.

Mirren began acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and over the past five decades has become one of the most respected and recognizable figures in multiple media. In film, she is perhaps best known for The Queen, though she has appeared in more than sixty films, with notable recent titles including Trumbo and The Fate of the Furious. Upcoming films include The Leisure SeekerWinchester, and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. In television she is best known for her role as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, her Emmy-winning performance in Elizabeth I, and Phil Spector, for which she won Best Actress at the SAG Awards. On stage, she reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth II on the West End stage and on Broadway in The Audience to acclaimed reviews, winning both an Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Mirren was awarded the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship in 2014 for her outstanding career in film.

The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s largest annual fundraiser, and aids us in our mission to support the art and craft of cinema and enrich film culture via year-round programming; our education initiatives; Film Comment magazine; our Artist, Critics, and Industry academies; and much more.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the gala, please check out the Alice Tully Hall seat map to help select your seats.

Photo credit: Sven Baenziger, Marco Grob, Nigel Parry/CPi, Giles Keyte, Peter Baryshnikov, Steve Granitz, and Marc Bryan-Brown.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can secure premium seating at the Chaplin Award Gala tribute by purchasing Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets, which include premium seating at the Tribute and the Gala Dinner.

Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets are on sale now. Dinner and Table Seats may be purchased by contacting us at or by calling (212) 875-5076. Tribute tickets may be purchased at the link above.

Tribute-only tickets range in prices from $100 – $500.

All tickets will be held for pick-up on April 30 beginning at 5pm. Tickets can be retrieved from the sunken plaza outside Alice Tully Hall. For additional questions, please contact the Gala RSVP line ( or (212) 875-5076).

The evening’s attire is cocktail.

For Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets, the face value of each ticket less $300 is tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor as to your individual circumstance with regard to tax deductibility. Tribute-only tickets are not tax deductible.

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If you have additional questions about the Gala, please contact us at or (212) 875-5076.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film.

The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s most significant fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema. The Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the commendation. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has honored many of the film industry’s most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve, Barbra Streisand and, last year, Robert De Niro. See the full list here.

For more information about attending the Gala, please contact us at or (212) 875-5076.

To find the perfect sponsorship opportunity for your organization, please contact Liz Gardner (Director, Corporate Partnerships) at or (212) 671-4559.