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 members 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.

2019 - 20 Season Events

MON, JAN 27 at 6:30 PM | PAST EVENT
Stravinsky/Balanchine: The Collaboration

Join NYCB for a special presentation illuminating the extraordinary creative partnership of Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, one of the most important collaborations in the 20th-century arts. Of the more than 400 works Balanchine choreographed in his lifetime, 39 were set to music by Stravinsky. Together they paved the way for classical ballet as a modern art form in America. Featuring discussion and excerpts performed from some of Stravinsky and Balanchine's innovative works, this program will celebrate and explore their decades-long artistic relationship.

MON, MAY 11 at 6:30 PM | CANCELLED
An Evening with Patricia McBride

Join host Silas Farley for an evening of conversation and dance with legendary ballerina Patricia McBride. During her 30-year career with NYCB, Ms. McBride danced over 50 featured roles, including 30 that were created on her. Hear stories of the iconic roles she originated and see excerpts, including Rubies, Divertimento from ‘Le Baiser de la Fée,’ and Opus 19/The Dreamer, performed by today’s generation of dancers.


Photo © Erin Baiano