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 until further notice.
2021 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater
In its return to indoor performances in New York City, American Ballet Theatre will present the 2021 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theatre, October 20-31, 2021.
2021 Fall season performances at the David H. Koch Theater will be seated with no social distancing. Performances will have no intermission or shortened intermissions to maximize audience safety. Additional safety measures include an upgraded auditorium ventilation system, rigorous cleaning and sanitation protocols, and a contactless entrance experience for ticket holders.
Based on CDC and New York State guidelines at the time of performance, protocols may include: vaccination or negative test verification, contact tracing survey, limitations on belongings in the Theatre, proper mask usage, assigned entry times, contactless temperature check, social distancing, and more.
Specific health & safety protocols are determined by the David H. Koch Theater and American Ballet Theatre and are subject to change. We will strive to communicate substantial changes to health and safety protocols in advance of performances.2021 Fall Season
ABT Touring Engagements
ABT’s previously scheduled tours for the 2020-2021 season have been postponed. Outdoor socially distanced performances took place in spring 2021, including appearances at the Kaatsbaan Spring Festival, Los Angeles Music Center, Green Box Arts Festival, and Little Island in New York City. In July, the Company took to the road with ABT Across America, traveling by bus and truck to 8 U.S. cities over 21 days.
Please visit the ABT On Tour page for the most current information about upcoming tours in the 2021-2022 season.ABT On Tour
ABT Studio Company
ABT Studio Company returns to an in-person 2021-2022 season beginning in September. Live performances will kick off with a tour of the American Southwest in November 2021. All plans have been made with guidance from ABT’s medical advisors and are subject to change.ABT Studio Company
ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School has remained closed since March 2020. In order to safely provide consistent, excellent training, all ABT JKO School classes moved online and all classes were held through a Virtual Learning Model spring 2020 through spring 2021.
Following extensive discussions with ABT’s Medial Advisory Board and partners across the organization, the ABT JKO School Pre-Professional Division and Children’s Division will move forward with a fall semester of in-person training at 890 Broadway beginning October 2021.
The capacity of the Children’s Division has been strictly limited in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols, including mandatory mask wearing, distancing, and enhanced cleaning. Pre-Primary (ages 3 & 4) will not be offered on-site for in-person training in fall 2021 due to new capacity regulations and recommendations for health and safety.ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
ABT Today Fund
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.
Please support ABT’s artists now!ABT Today Fund
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.
Updated Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 4:30pm.