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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • Mainstage
  • Dec 2, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
  • Tickets start at $25

  • Overview

    “The irresistible dancers of Ailey are back” (The New Yorker) with a dazzling array of offerings.  Artistic Director Robert Battle will present two of his own works – the Company premiere of his remarkable No Longer Silent, and the world premiere Awakening.  The all-star lineup also includes world premieres by audience favorites Kyle Abraham (Untitled America: First Movement), Ronald K. Brown (Open Door), and Rennie Harris (Exodus) – all acclaimed for their distinct choreographic voices and their talents for bringing out the best in the awe-inspiring Ailey dancers – plus the Company premiere of Paul Taylor's Piazzolla Caldera. Fans of Ailey classics will rejoice in the perennial crowd-pleaser Revelations, along with new productions of some of the choreographer’s most beloved works: Cry, Love Songs, and Blues Suite (performed with live music).

    There are discounts and other benefits for Super Fans (people who buy 2 or more performances) and groups of 10 or more!

    Can't decide what to see? Visit Ask.AlvinAiley.org for performance recommendations.

    Download Our 2015 Program Calendar (PDF)


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    We’ve Saved You A Spot!

    Join as a member and get special access to Ailey’s members-only seats.

    Friends Ticketing starts with a membership gift of $150+ to join the Friends of Alvin Ailey. Access to Ailey’s house seats starts at the $1,500 Ailey Partners level.

    To learn more and become an Ailey member, click here.

    Already a Friend of Alvin Ailey or an Ailey Partner? Call (212) 405-9033 for information on how to access your members-only seats.

    For more info, visit alvinailey.org

    Rachael McLaren. Photo by Andrew Eccles.



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  • Ways to Save

    Ailey Special Offers

    Super Fans (people who buy 2 or more performances)

    Can’t get enough Ailey? Save 20% by purchasing tickets to more than one performance over our five week NYC run. Discount will be automatically applied when you order a series of performances online, call City Tix at 212.581.1212 or order in person at City Center box office.

    *$25 ticket, Amex Premium and Amex Preferred Seats cannot be included in Super Fan Orders. No retroactive discounts. Discount applies to performances purchased together in one order. Cannot be combined with any other discount offer.

    Group Savings of up to 20%

    Groups of 10 or more save up to 20% and pay no service fees. Whether it’s a special occasion, event, or just a night out on the town, Ailey’s 2015 Season has something for everyone. Make it a day to remember with add-ons to enhance your group’s experience — private dance classes, lectures, receptions and tours. Gather friends, family, colleagues or congregants and call 212.405.9082 or email groupsales@alvinailey.org today.

    *No refund or exchanges on ticket orders. No Discounts apply to $25. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

    $15 Student Tickets

    Students can get $15 Ailey tickets from 12 noon until one hour before curtain on the day of the performance.

    **Dec 2, Dec 31, Jan 2 and Jan 3 are excluded. Subject to availability. Valid student ID must be presented in-person at the box office; limit one ID per person, one ticket per ID. Price includes a $2.50 facility fee. Cannot be combined with other discount offer.

  • Members Seating

    Join today as a member of Alvin Ailey and get access to special reserved seating during our New York City Center season.

    Friends of Alvin Ailey

    With a membership gift of $150+, you will have access to Ailey’s Friends Ticketing seats, reserved exclusively for Ailey supporters. Friends Ticketing seats are held in several sections of the theater and are available for purchase until three weeks before your chosen performance, subject to availability.

    With a membership gift of $750+, you will have access to join the Ailey family in the VIP Lounge during intermissions throughout the New York City Center engagement.

    Click here to become a Friend of Alvin Ailey and get access to Friends Ticketing seats.

    Ailey Partners

    With a membership gift of $1,500+, you will have access to purchase Ailey’s house seats during our New York City Center engagement and in tour cities across the country. House seats are the best seats in the house and are reserved exclusively for Ailey’s members, Partner level and above. With the purchase of a house seat, you will also receive an invitation to join the Ailey family in the VIP Lounge during intermissions.

    To become an Ailey Partner and to reserve your house seats, please call (212) 405-9034 or click here.

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