Share the wonder of dance with your entire family as American Ballet Theatre presents ABTKids, a special, one-hour performance designed to introduce young audiences to the magic and beauty of dance. The performance, recommended for children ages 4-12, is narrated by a member of ABT's Artistic Staff and features child-friendly highlights from the Company's vast repertoire.
Tickets are $25 each and are available at the Metropolitan Opera House box office, online or by phone. Tickets for the 2018 ABTKids performance will be available in Spring 2018.
ABTKids Pre-Performance Workshop
Join us prior to ABTKids for an hour of fun, hands-on activities at the ABTKids Pre-Performance Workshop. Bring your children ages 4 through 12 for an exciting and informative introduction to the works they will see on the Met stage. Children, divided by age, are invited to participate in activities directed by ABT Teaching Artists. As an introduction to the movement of ballet, the children are guided through a ballet warm-up and taught a short piece of choreography based on a work they will see during the ABTKids performance. In past workshops, children tried their hand at the basics of stage dueling from Romeo and Juliet and bounded through the Fan Dance from Don Quixote. There is no need for any prior dance background, as we welcome all to experience the joy of dancing. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite dance clothes.
Tickets for the workshop are priced at $20 for each child and $20 for each adult and can be purchased online through the ABT website. Tickets for the 2018 ABTKids Workshop will be available in December 2017.
Please note that the ABTKids Pre-Performance Workshop is only available to those who purchase tickets for the ABTKids performance.
ABTKids VIP Experience
Enhance the magical experience of dance for your entire family through American Ballet Theatre's ABTKids VIP Experience!
The exclusive ABTKids VIP event will make ABTKids an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Each $100 purchase will include:
*Approximately $45 of your gift is not tax-deductible. (The gift portion will be used to provide ballet tickets for underserved NYC school children.)
- One Prime Orchestra.
- Post-Performance Experience in the Metropolitan Opera House Rehearsal Studios.
- A brief "Meet and Greet" with at least two ABT Dancers that performed in ABTKids.
- A gift bag including a pair of pointe shoes or ballet shoes from an ABT dancer to decorate or get signed by ABT dancers.
- A Post-Performance Dance Workshop led by ABT Teaching Artists in the rehearsal studios of the Metropolitan Opera House.
Please note the ABTKids performance will run from 11:30am until 12:30pm. The additional activities will take place between 12:30pm and 2:00pm.
For more information please contact Dennis Walters at 212-477-3030 x3264.
ABTKids VIP Experience Tickets
VIP Experience tickets are $100 each and can be purchased online through the ABT website. Tickets for the 2018 ABTKids VIP Experience will be available in December 2017.
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ABTKids is generously supported with lead sponsorship from Deutsche Bank and supporting sponsorship from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Victoria and Lloyd Goldman, ABTKids Chairs Fabienne Anstey Silverman and Nancy Walker and Co-Chairs Noreen Khalid Ahmad and Kara Medoff Barnett.