Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The safety and well-being of our audience, employees, dancers and students will always be of the highest importance to us. Following the advice of public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control, American Ballet Theatre’s offices will be closed with staff working remotely through April 20.


ABT’s 2020 tours to Chicago, Durham, NC, Abu Dhabi and Detroit have been postponed.
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Abu Dhabi Festival



American Ballet Theatre looks forward to returning to the stage for performances in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House (May 11-July 4).

ABT 80th Anniversary Season at the Metropolitan Opera House

We will be delaying the on sale dates for single performance tickets for the 2020 ABT Season at the Metropolitan Opera House. We will announce the new dates for Members Advance SaleSubscriber Exchange Week, and Single Ticket On Sale soon.

At this time, there are no changes to the performance schedule for our 80th Anniversary Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 11 to July 4, including ABT’s 80th Anniversary Gala on May 18.

ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School will be closed until April 20.

The ABT JKO School open auditions on April 5 (Children’s Division) and April 18 (Pre-Professional Division) have been postponed until further notice.

ABT Studio Company

All ABT Studio Company performances are cancelled through April, including the tour to the United Kingdom. The performances at the Ailey Citigroup Theater from May 1-3 are also cancelled. The studios will be closed until April 20.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, American Ballet Theatre is anticipating tremendous financial loss due to cancellation of performances and events, and also due to the effect stock market volatility is having on our donors. As a leading member of the nonprofit dance community, we anticipate a devastating hit both to earned and contributed revenue, threatening the arts and educational programs and services we offer to the public.

Thank you for your support of American Ballet Theatre and for your understanding during these uncertain times. We will share updates as we continue to navigate the evolving COVID-19 situation. Please check back to this page for further updates.


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ABT Crisis Relief Fund

Updated Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 3:45pm.