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June 5, 2024

American Ballet Theatre 2024 Summer Season Family Programming Includes Annual ABTKids Performance and the Return of Pre-Performance Workshops at Metropolitan Opera House

ABTKids to be Held on Saturday, June 22 At 11:00 A.M. with Host Misty Copeland

ABTKids Pre-Performance Workshop on Saturday, June 22 at 9:15 A.M.

Swan Lake Pre-Performance Workshops on Thursday, July 4 at 11:00 A.M. and Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 A.M.

ABTKids Tickets $30, Limited VIP Tickets $150
All Pre-Performance Workshop Tickets $20

ABT - ABTKids_230624_abt_11174The cast of the 2023 ABTKids program. Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

NEW YORK, NY – American Ballet Theatre welcomes young audience members and lovers of ballet to two family programs throughout the 2024 Summer season. The annual ABTKids performance will take place on Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 A.M. at the Metropolitan Opera House. There will additionally be three Pre-Performance Workshops, including on Saturday, June 22 at 9:15 A.M., Thursday, July 4 at 11:00 A.M., and Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 A.M. at the Metropolitan Opera House.


Hosted this year by ABT Principal Dancer Misty Copeland, ABTKids is an hour-long, family-friendly performance that showcases the world-class dancers of ABT in selections from the Company’s repertoire, designed to introduce children to the magic of ballet.

ABTKids 2024 will include excerpts from The Kingdom of the Shades, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, and Onegin. The performance will additionally feature Flight of the Bumblebee, choreographed by ABT Studio Company member Brady Farrar. ASL interpretation will be provided.

A limited number of $150 VIP tickets are available for purchase that include premium seating, a souvenir gift bag, and a post-performance meet-and-greet with an ABT dancer. All other tickets for the ABTKids performance are $30. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-362-6000, in person at the Met Box Office, or online at ABT’s website. The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th streets in New York City.


Pre-Performance Workshops

The 2024 Summer season will also include the return of ABT’s Pre-Performance Workshop series at the Metropolitan Opera House. Young fans will have the opportunity to participate in an hour of hands-on activities, designed as an introduction to the works they will see on the Met stage. Workshops will take place at 9:15 A.M. before the ABTKids performance on Saturday, June 22, and at 11:00 A.M. before the matinees of Swan Lake on Thursday, July 4 and Saturday, July 6.

Workshop tickets are $20 and require a corresponding performance ticket. For more information, visit ABT’s website.



American Ballet Theatre is one of the greatest dance companies in the world. Revered as a national treasure since its founding season in 1940, its mission is to create, present, preserve, and extend the great repertoire of classical dancing for the widest possible audience. Headquartered in New York City, ABT is the only cultural institution of its size and stature to extensively tour, enchanting audiences for eight decades in 50 U.S. states, 45 countries, and over 480 cities worldwide. ABT’s repertoire includes full-length classics from the nineteenth century, the finest works from the early twentieth century, and acclaimed contemporary masterpieces. In 2006, by an act of Congress, ABT was designated America’s National Ballet Company®.


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