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No. A separate ticket purchase is required for each event.
Yes. Our workshops are crafted to prepare children and families for the ballet immediately following.
Yes. Both adults and children must carry their own separate tickets. Parents are encouraged to participate in all pre-workshop activities and join in the warm-up and reverence, or closing exercise.
Yes. The Metropolitan Opera House requires each patron to be ticketed, regardless of age.
Performance tickets must be picked up at the Metropolitan Opera House box office located in the northeast corner of the lobby.
There is no physical ticket to pick up. Upon registering, an email confirmation will be sent to the email provided. Please print the confirmation and bring it with you the day of the workshop.
You will be able to check-in using the last name tickets were purchased under. When purchasing tickets you have the option of receiving a reminder email which can serve as a confirmation.
We strongly recommend joining the waitlist. In the event someone is unable to attend, individuals are offered a spot on the waitlist in the order in which they were put on the list.
Unfortunately, all tickets are non-refundable.
Although most of our workshops sell out, last minute tickets are sometimes available. Workshop registration closes the day before the workshop at 5:00pm. If we have availability, our website will provide instructions on how to purchase tickets the morning of the workshop.
For all workshops, doors open and registration begins 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Pre-workshop activities begin 30 minutes beforehand.
Pre-workshop activities help prepare children and families for the afternoon’s ballet, often consisting of games and activities that help introduce the story and characters of the ballet. Additionally, as it takes between 5 and 10 minutes to get to the studios from the lobby, we recommend arriving time 45 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to ensure your participation in all workshop activities.
All children are encouraged to wear comfortable fitting clothes they are able to move in. Children are free to wear their leotards, tights, and ballet slippers but are not required. Children should come dressed as there are no changing rooms, and space is limited in the restrooms.
Children are divided into age appropriate groups and stay in one studio for the matinee workshops, and two studios for the ABTKids workshop.
ABT makes every effort possible to keep all children registered together in the same studio. In the event that’s not possible, ABT will contact you. Unfortunately, children registering separately cannot be guaranteed placement in the same group if they are different ages.
No, lunch will not be provided.
Lights snacks including sandwiches, paninis and desserts are available throughout the Metropolitan Opera House pre-curtain and at intermission (excluding ABTKids). The Grand Tier restaurant is open two hours prior to curtain to all Lincoln Center ticket holders. Reservations suggested. Please call 212-799-3400.
A number of dining options are also available directly across the street: PJ Clark’s, Boulud Sud, Rosa Mexicano and Café Fiorello. A Starbucks is located on Columbus Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets.
Please note that food and beverages are not permitted in the auditorium.
Yes, street parking is available on local streets but is limited and not recommended.
The Lincoln Center “park and lock” parking garage is located underneath Lincoln Center. It is open to the public 24 hours a day. The entrances are on West 65th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues) and West 62nd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues). For more information, please call 1-877-909-PARK.
The Metropolitan Opera House is also accessible by public transportation, and is located a short distance away from the 1 train at 66th Street.
At this time ABT’s Make a Ballet program is currently at capacity. When an opportunity arises for a new Make a Ballet partnership, ABT will contact schools enrolled in the ABT School Enrollment Program for NYC Public Schools. For more information on ABT’s complimentary program please visit [ ]
90-minute classes can be arranged for students of all abilities and ages, with each class led by an ABT Certified faculty member.* Classes can range from 15-40 students.
All Master Classes are subject to studio and faculty availability. For inquiries on how to bring your group please complete and return the following application form.
ABT Master Classes are a flat fee of $750 for up to 30 students.
No, all tickets must be purchased directly through the venue’s box office or website.