Backstage at the Ballet

Grades: Kindergarten – 3rd grade
Cost: Free
Dates: Monday mornings from 10 AM – 11:30 AM (September – June); Monday – Friday tours available in December
Group size: Maximum of 30 per tour (including chaperones)

This program introduces very young children to the art of ballet. Students will experience the magical backstage world of New York City Ballet through this tour of its home, the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Tours are led by NYCB educators. Groups will watch a ballet video, view the theater from the Fourth Ring — the highest point in the house, explore costumes and pointe shoes, and get an up-close look at the orchestra pit and the stage.

To request a tour for your class, please complete the form below. We will be in touch soon regarding your tour request.

Questions? Call the NYCB Education Department at 212-870-5636, or email