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Policies & Procedures

2021 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater

Christine Shevchenko in Giselle. Photo: Khalid Al-Busaidi.

Policies & Procedures

2021 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater

October 20-31, 2021

Covid-19 Safety Policy and Procedures

American Ballet Theatre prioritizes the health and safety of our audiences, dancers, and staff.

For all in-person performance, ABT works closely to follow the health and safety protocols of our presenting venues based on CDC and local guidelines.

2021 Fall 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.

For 2021 Fall performances at the David H. Koch Theater, all ticket holders must be fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you have received a second dose in a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after you have received a single-dose vaccine. All audience members must provide in-person proof of vaccination against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Audiences will be required to maintain appropriate face coverings in accordance with current CDC guidelines when attending performances.

Children under the age of 12, for whom there is no currently available vaccine, are not permitted to attend 2021 Fall performances regardless of the vaccination status of their guardian. As soon as children under the age of 12 become eligible to receive a vaccine, fully vaccinated children will be welcomed.

Specific health and 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.

In addition, ABT has revised its ticket exchange and refund policy for the 2021 Fall Season to provide more flexibility.

Thank you for your understanding as we endeavor to keep our audiences and artists safe. Please check back for updates on our most current protocol, which is subject to change.

CLEAR Health Pass

Open your Health Pass to verify your vaccination and enter American Ballet Theatre performances at the David H. Koch Theater.

ABT DHKT 2021 HealthPass QR

  1. Scan the QR code or click here to download the free CLEAR app.
  2. If prompted, select Get Started in the Health Pass tile and enter code ABT.
  3. New members will be guided through enrollment steps and existing
    members can use the email associated with their CLEAR membership.
  4. When prompted, scan your vaccine card or link your account with a
    one-time login to your health provider.
  5. Verify your identity by taking a selfie.
  6. Show your Health Pass at the door. Green means you’re good to go!


If you already have a CLEAR pass for other venues:

  1. Go to Your Pass.
  2. Click on Change.
    • Click on Have a code? and enter ABT.
    • OR Click on the Events tab and search for American Ballet Theatre.
  3. Confirm.


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Refunds and Exchanges

For the Fall 2021 Season at the David H. Koch Theater, ticket holders may exchange or refund tickets up until noon the day of the performance at no extra charge, except any difference in ticket price.

If a ticket buyer is unable to use their tickets, they may donate them back to American Ballet Theatre until curtain time.

2020 Spring Season Ticket Holder Information

2020 Spring Season ticket holders that still have money On Account can only use the value of their tickets during the 2022 Season at the Metropolitan Opera House. We regret that this credit cannot be used for other American Ballet Performances.

All Full Series Subscribers to the cancelled 2020 Spring Season will be honored as renewals for the next season at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Thank you to all the 2020 Spring Season ticket holders that chose to donate the value of their tickets to the ABT Crisis Relief Fund. Your generosity helped us tremendously during these challenging times.