The ballet – as our founder George Balanchine liked to say – only exists “right now.” While this powerful metaphor of art as a continuously unfolding present reminds us that dance is staged by living people before a live audience, it is also about the vibrant immediacy of dance and the joy that it affords.
Whatever a dance was yesterday or will become tomorrow, the opportunity to experience what it is right now is fleeting. This makes it all the more imperative we seize the moment. As we contemplate the performances ahead of us this season, we very much hope that you will join us. That you will seize the moment. Because “there is only now.”
Standard Series and Create-Your-Own Series subscriptions for the 2016-17 season are available online or by phone at 212-496-0600.
Season Highlights and Info
Special rates for groups are available. Off stage, we also offer a wide array Public Programs for both children and adults that will enhance and enrich your New York City Ballet experience.
Nutcracker Winter Highlights Spring Highlights Here / Now Highlights
GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER®
NOV 25, 2016 - DEC 31, 2016
Tschaikovsky’s iconic score transports you to a world of wonder where mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers come to life, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals the enchanting Land of Sweets...
JAN 17 - FEB 26
JAN 17, 20, 21 mat & eve, 28 mat, 29
WORLD PREMIERES by LIDBERG AND PECK
JAN 26, 28 eve, FEB 1, 2, 4 eve
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
FEB 8, 9, 10, 11 mat & eve, 12 mat & eve, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 mat & eve, 19
APRIL 18 - MAY 28
HERE / NOW FESTIVAL
APRIL 25 - MAY 19
WORLD PREMIERES by PECK and RATMANSKY
MAY 4, 6 mat & eve, 7, 12, 14, 18, 20 eve
*Programs vary by date.