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A membership is a tax-deductible donation you make to American Ballet Theatre. For those who want to take advantage of them, there are membership benefits at various donation levels. A subscription is the purchase of tickets to a series of performances during our Spring Season at the Met. Subscriptions are not tax-deductible.
Membership privileges and benefits last for one full year from the date of the donation.
A Sustaining Membership or “Sustainer” is a Membership that is paid monthly on a credit/debit card. Sustainer Memberships save you from having to renew year to year. Sustainers receive new Membership cards annually in November.
As membership gifts are donations, we do not offer refunds. If you are a Sustaining Member, you may cancel your membership at any time.
Regular memberships receive all the benefits described in the benefits grid (inside). The Junior Council is a young patrons group (ages 21 – 40) who gather for both member, social and shopping events (see more here – include link). Family Memberships include child-friendly promotions as well as invitations to four for events (see more at here – include link).
A few months prior to our Spring and Fall Seasons we will send your member events invitation via email and regular mail. RSVPs are required for any event(s) you would like to attend. If you have any questions, call [name/dept.] at [phone number].
All invitations are for you and a guest. Family Membership and Friends and Family invitations are for you and three guests.
Latecomers for dress rehearsals must wait for an intermission break to be seated.
Dress rehearsal casting is announced the day of the rehearsal.
Yes. If you are unable to join us for member events, you can give your passes to family or friends.
Seating is based on Membership level.
For events at the Met, the wheelchair access entrance is on the Concourse level (Founders Hall). There is a wheelchair accessible telephone and ladies’ restroom in Founders Hall. There are also accessible gentlemen’s and ladies’ restrooms on the Parterre, Grand Tier, and Dress Circle levels. Delete “If you are attending a Dress Rehearsal and need accommodations, please contact us ahead of time if possible.” For Events at 890 Broadway, there is access to an elevator and accessible bathroom. Delete “accommodations can be made when necessary.” Add “If you are attending a Dress Rehearsal and need special accommodations, please contact us ahead of time.”
Passes are for ABT Members and determined by your Membership level. Additional passes are not available for sale.
Member events are held in a variety of venues. The Company performs at the Metropolitan Opera House for eight weeks each spring, the David H. Koch Theater for two weeks in the fall, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, CA in December, and tours nationally and internationally throughout the year. Our studios and offices are at 890 Broadway (19th Street and Broadway just north of Union Square) in New York. Our events are held at one of these locations or at other venues in New York City. Please make sure to double-check the venue before attending each event. Dress rehearsals on tour, when available to members, are in the tour city venue.
Donors $750 and above receive advance access to tickets before the general public.
Golden Circle Members receive assistance from ABT with their subscription seating for the Spring Season. The ideal time to speak with ABT regarding subscriptions is between November and early January.
Donors $2,400 and above receive assistance from ABT’s Patron Ticketing Service Desk for special access to prime locations for individual performances, based on level.
Before the start of ABT’s season at the Metropolitan Opera House, all Junior Council members will be emailed information on purchasing $30 subscription tickets for select performances. A minimum of three performances is required and you may purchase one or two tickets per performance.
The $30 seats are located in the Orchestra Balance section.
Junior Council members receive invitations for Gala events at a special discounted Junior rate. Member-priced tickets are also available for events sponsored by the Junior Council throughout the year.
Yes! Junior Council members can pay for their membership monthly as a monthly sustainer. Payment options can be configured during online checkout or by contacting the Membership Department.