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Family Saturdays


Audience members 12 years of age or older attending Family Saturdays will be required to show in-person proof of vaccination upon entering the Theater. Children under the age of 12, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will be permitted to attend Family Saturdays with proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance. Please see below for our comprehensive health and safety protocols. 

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.

Appropriate for families with children ages 5 and older. 

Megan Fairchild, 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!

2021-22 Season Events

Saturday, February 19, 2022: A SWAN STORY
The wicked sorcerer von Rotbart has transformed Odette and her friends into swans; only at night can they return to their human form. Will Prince Siegfried be able to save Odette or will she be doomed to remain a swan forever? Join us as we journey to the enchanted lakeside where Prince Siegfried and Odette’s heartbreaking love story unfolds. Host Megan Fairchild and the artists of NYCB will provide a unique look at Swan Lake, one of the most famous ballets of all time, in this presentation perfectly suited for families.

Saturday, May 28, 2022: A MAGICAL MIDSUMMER
Feuding fairy kingdoms, quarreling couples, and a troupe of bumbling actors become entangled in a magical forest and at the center of it all: a mischievous elf named Puck. Come along as we explore George Balanchine’s beloved ballet inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In this fun-filled, hour-long program you’ll see excerpts from this enchanting ballet and hear from the artists who perform it.

Your Safety

We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Family Saturdays at the David H. Koch Theater. New York City Ballet remains deeply committed to the health and safety of our visitors, artists, and staff. In compliance with developing guidelines issued by federal, state, and local governments, the Company has put in place preventative measures to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

With safety at the forefront, New York City Ballet will be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for all visitors and employees 12 years of age and over. Visitors 12 and over must be fully vaccinated and will be required to show in-person proof of vaccination authorized by the FDA or WHO, against COVID-19 upon entering the Theater. All visitors under the age of 12, for whom there is currently no available vaccination, will be permitted to attend Family Saturdays with proof of a negative PCR test, performed by a medical provider, taken no more than 72 hours before the program.

As a further tool to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, NYCB will require proper mask usage for all patrons, regardless of age or vaccination status, at all Family Saturdays presentations. Based on CDC and New York State guidelines at the time of your visit, additional entry requirements may include a contact tracing survey, limitations on belongings in the Theater, assigned entry times, contactless temperature check, social distancing, and more. Please check back here for updates on our complete and most up-to-date protocol, which is subject to change.


Orchestra and First Ring / $32 per person
Second through Fourth Ring / $22 per person
NYCB Members at the Fellow level or higher receive special pricing to Family Saturdays

Please note that tickets are required for infants, children, and adults.

Priority seating for American Sign Language Interpretation is available for all Family Saturdays presentations. All seats are subject to availability.


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

Family Saturdays

Awaken your child’s love for dance with Family Saturdays, a one-hour onstage presentation designed for families with children ages 5+.

NYCB's Public Programs are generously sponsored by The Travelers Companies, Inc.

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