Inside NYCB

These one-hour onstage presentations explore the history and inner workings of New York City Ballet through performance and discussion, offering audiences unique access to the esteemed performers and collaborators of NYCB. Whether you’re new to ballet or a seasoned aficionado, these thought-provoking presentations promise to engage and enlighten.

$20 per person
NYCB Circle of Friends, Founders' Council, and Members of the New Combinations Fund may access complimentary tickets while supplies last.
Printed tickets are required for all attendees, including members.

David H. Koch Theater
Enter via Lobby
West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue

Priority seating for American Sign Language Interpretation is available for all Inside NYCB programs. To purchase tickets, please contact (212) 870-5636 or All seats are subject to availability.

2016-17 Season Events

Jewels: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, September 24 at 11 AM
Join the artists of New York City Ballet to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of George Balanchine’s seminal full-length plotless ballet Jewels. Gain new perspective on this landmark work as we take a closer look at pas de deux from Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds. This presentation will feature a coaching session with students from the School of American Ballet, as well as performances by NYCB dancers and remarks from artistic staff who will share their insights on this 20th-century masterpiece.
Please note that due to overwhelming demand, complimentary tickets for NYCB members are no longer available for this event.


On sale Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 12 PM
Monday, January 30 at 6:30 PM, Subject TBD

On sale Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12 PM
Monday, May 1 at 6:30 PM, Subject TBD

New York City Ballet gratefully acknowledges the special cooperation of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.


Photo © Rosalie O'Connor