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 may access complimentary tickets during special presales while supplies last.
Printed tickets are required for all attendees, including members. Seating is assigned.

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 presentations. To purchase tickets, please contact (212) 870-5636 or All seats are subject to availability.


2018/19 Season Events

MON, JAN 28 at 6:30 PM | PAST EVENT
Celebrating Serenade
As the very first ballet George Balanchine choreographed in America, Serenade holds immeasurable weight not only in New York City Ballet’s history, but also in the development of ballet in this country. With its iconic opening and romantic Tschaikovsky score, Serenade is one of the signature works of the Company’s repertory. Join us as we explore this memorable masterpiece with a special presentation featuring excerpts from the ballet and insights from the artists who perform it.


Originating Roles
George Balanchine founded NYCB on the principle of choreographic innovation, a legacy that lives on as the Company continues to commission new works each year. In the last decade alone, more than 50 ballets have premiered at NYCB and generations of dancers have had the opportunity to contribute to the creative process. Hear from today’s dancers as they share what it’s like to have work created on them, and see excerpts from some of the Company’s vast repertory of 21st century choreography. Hosted by NYCB Ballet Master Craig Hall and featuring special guest Pam Tanowitz, this program will include excerpts from George Balanchine's Apollo, Alexei Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Kyle Abraham's The Runaway, and Pam Tanowitz's Bartόk Ballet.


Photo © Erin Baiano