Family Saturdays

Appropriate for families with children ages 5 and older


Join us for these exciting one-hour interactive presentations featuring excerpts from New York City Ballet's diverse repertory performed by Company dancers and members of the NYCB Orchestra. Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer and Family Saturdays Creative Director, hosts the programs, offering insight on choreography, music, and dancers.

Family Saturdays are the perfect introduction to NYCB and the world of classical dance!

Parental Considerations:
Strongly recommended for children over 5 years of age. Children under the age of 5 may find this program difficult to follow.

$22 per person
Free for NYCB Members at the Fellow level and above (4 tickets)
Please note: Tickets are required for infants, children, and adults.


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

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

2017/18 Season Events

Saturday, October 14 at 11 AM: Extraordinary Dance
Go beyond tutus and pointe shoes to discover the world of ballet in this program designed for family audiences. We’ll take a look at choreography with inspirations from tango to tap dance. Expand your child’s imagination with the variety of dances seen onstage in this one-of-a-kind presentation.

Saturday, March 3 at 11 AM: Behind the Scenes at NYCB
Take a sneak peek beyond the curtains at New York City Ballet in this family-friendly presentation featuring selections from ballets being performed at NYCB this winter. Your family will learn about the daily life of a dancer, how lavish ballet costumes are made, what it’s like to perform in the orchestra pit, and much more.

Saturday, May 26 at 11 AM: Nice to Meet You, Mr. Robbins
World-famous choreographer Jerome Robbins changed the face of dance with his works for Broadway, ballet, and film. Join us as we celebrate Robbins’ 100th birthday with this program featuring an array of his imaginative and fun-filled ballets. See acclaimed works choreographed by this native New Yorker and learn about the dance legacy he created for generations to enjoy! Family Saturdays: Nice to Meet You, Mr. Robbins is generously supported by MetLife Foundation.

Photo © Rosalie O'Connor