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Applicants must have received a valid IDNYC card in order to apply for a free membership in New York City Ballet’s Circle of Friends. All IDNYC cardholders ages 18 and older may apply. If your IDNYC card has recently expired, you can renew your card online.

Complimentary NYCB memberships are not available to existing members or to individuals whose membership, or spouse's membership, has lapsed since January 1, 2015. If there is a question as to an individual's eligibility for a free membership, please call Member Services at 212-870-5677.

Complimentary NYCB membership is limited to one per household. Please do not submit multiple applications per address, as only one will be processed. Households that have previously held an annual IDNYC complimentary membership within the last 5 years will not be granted additional complimentary membership/s.

Frequently Asked Questions

IDNYC is a government-issued photo identification card. IDNYC will secure the peace of mind and access to New York City services that come from having recognized identification. As an added benefit of enrollment, an IDNYC card entitles residents to complimentary benefits at various cultural institutions in New York City.

All New York City residents. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including those in the most vulnerable communities: the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated, and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID.

All IDNYC cards are free.

NYCB is offering IDNYC card holders a free Friend level membership for one year. Please note, however, that NYCB’s offer of a complimentary membership is limited to one per household; there are no exceptions.

  • Personalized membership card
  • Invitation to attend two (2) working dress rehearsals
  • Invitation to select members-only receptions
  • Access to select working rehearsals
  • 15% off purchases at the Gift Shop

*Please note that membership benefits are subject to change. For the most current listing of benefits, please visit the Member Benefits page, or call Member Services at members@nycballet.com.

Please fill out the form below to begin registration for your one-year membership with NYCB.

You may also mail your application information to

New York City Ballet
Attn: Membership
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023.

(There is no in-person sign-up station at the David H. Koch Theater; please apply via mail or the form below).