Backstage at the Ballet

Backstage at the Ballet tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a determination has been made regarding your school's application, we will contact you via email. Please note that due to limited availability, a maximum of two tour slots are available to each school, regardless of grade or class. Additional classes applying will be added to a waiting list.

Grades: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Cost: $25 non-refundable fee per tour slot

Dates: Monday tours are offered at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM (October - June). Additional tours are available on select Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:00 AM (December only).

Group size: 15 (minimum) – 30 (maximum) students per tour slot with 1-3 accompanying chaperones and teachers. Groups larger than 30 students will be divided into two separate tour slots.

This program introduces very young children to New York City Ballet. Students will experience NYCB’s home, the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, and learn about the art of ballet. Tours are led by NYCB educators. Groups will view the theater from the Fourth Ring, watch a ballet video, explore costumes and pointe shoes, and get an up-close look at the orchestra pit and the stage.

Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and a member of the NYCB Education department will contact you to confirm your participation.