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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • Mainstage
  • Nov 30 - Dec 31, 2016
  • Tickets start at $25

  • Overview

    You don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it.  This December, engage your emotions as the world’s most popular dance company returns with five weeks of premieres, new productions, and returning favorites. Highlights include: Hope Boykin’s r-Evolution, Dream., which draws inspiration from the speeches and sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Kyle Abraham’s Untitled America, an unflinching look at the impact of the prison system on African-American families, a work created with the support of commissioning funds from City Center; Mauro Bigonzetti’s Deep, which soulfully melds international influences; and Johan Inger’s Walking Mad, a daring contemporary take on Ravel’s Bolero. And, of course, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations returns as an enduring masterpiece that unites us in hope.

    “Go see Ailey. It’s change-your-life good.”
    The Today Show

    “The irresistible dancers of Ailey are back!”
    The New Yorker

    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 2016 Program Calendar (PDF)


    Use Any American Express® Card and Receive Special Offers. Click the American Express tab above for more details.

    American Express is the preferred Card of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.



    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

    Yannick Lebrun. 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. Tickets purchased for the December 1 performance are not eligible for the Super Fan Discount.

    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 2016 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. A facility fee of $2.50 will be added to cost of each ticket. 10+ tickets must be purchased to a single performance for group rates to apply. American Express drink vouchers are not available on group tickets.

    $15 Student Tickets

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

    *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. Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 31 matinee and evening performances are excluded.

    Are you 21 to 30 years old?

    This December 2016 season, Ailey is introducing a series of special events and ticket offers for you to make it easier and more fun to attend a performance. Click here for details.

  • American Express

    American Express

    Special Offers for American Express® Card Members

    American Express® Seating

    American Express Seating is available for all American Express Card Members.

    To access American Express Seating for more than one performance, please call CityTix at (212) 581-1212 or visit the New York City Center Box Office. This offer is not available for the November 30, 2016 and December 1, 2016 performances.

    1. Select the performance of your choice from the main ticketing page.
    2. Select “American Express Seating” from the “Seat Options” menu on the Seat Map.
    3. To complete your purchase, click on your desired seat(s), proceed to Checkout, and use any
      American Express Card for payment.

    Please note that the tickets available through American Express Seating program are available to all Card Members (including Prepaid and International Cards) at no additional cost. Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card (including Prepaid and International Cards). Standard service charges apply. Offer is subject to availability. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accessibly to Card Members with disabilities.

    American Express Preferred Seating Premium Packages
    American Express Preferred Seating Premium Package offer is available up until 2 weeks before each performance date. Preferred Seating eligible Card Members from American Express can receive access to the exclusive American Express Preferring Seating Premium Package, valued at $200 per seat, which includes American Express Card Member Seating and access to the VIP Lounge during intermissions where complimentary beverages and snacks are served. Please note that the VIP Lounge will be closed during select performances; On these dates American Express Preferred Seating Premium Package Holders will instead receive a complimentary beverage at the concessions bar as well as a souvenir program. This offer is not available for the November 30, 2016 and December 1, 2016 performances. For a list of eligible Cards, please see below.

    To purchase American Express Preferred Seating Premium Packages for more than one performance, please call CityTix at (212) 581-1212 or visit the New York City Center Box Office. This offer is not available for the November 30, 2016 and December 1, 2016 performances.

    To purchase American Express Preferred Seating Premium Packages for a single performance online:

    1. Select the performance of your choice from the main ticketing page.
    2. In the "Promo Code" box above the Seat Map enter the 10-digit Customer Service number that appears on the back of your American Express Card without hyphens.
    3. Click “Apply” to access American Express Preferred Seating Premium Package seats which will be designated on the Seat Map in red.
    4. To complete your purchase, click on your desired seat(s), proceed to Checkout, and use your
      American Express Card for payment.

    American Express Preferred Seating

    Eligible Cards

    Preferred Seating is available to American Express® Gold Card, Platinum Card®, Centurion® Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card, Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card from American Express, American Express® Corporate Gold Card, Corporate Platinum Card®, Corporate Centurion Card® from American Express, and the Executive Business Card, Business Gold Card, Business Platinum Card® and Business Centurion® Card from OPEN American Express®, if issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., American Express Centurion Bank, American Express Bank, FSB.

    Tickets available through the American Express Preferred Seating program are available exclusively for qualifying Card Members at no additional cost. Tickets must be purchased with an eligible American Express Card. Standard service charges apply. Tickets are subject to availability and apply to select events. Availability will vary by performance based on prior sales. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accessible to Card Members with disabilities.

    Redemption Information

    To redeem an American Express Preferred Seating offer, Domestic Card Members, please proceed to purchase your ticket through any primary ticketing channel including online, mobile, phone or at an outlet or box office authorized for the event and provide the 10-digit Customer Service phone number located on the back of your Card when prompted. Non-U.S. Card Members, please enter your promotional code. If you are a U.S. Card Member, for more information on Preferred Seating, please call 1-800-448-TIKS or visit americanexpress.com/entertainment. If you are a Non-U.S. Card Member, please call the customer service number located on the back of your Card. Non-U.S. inquiries will not be serviced on the U.S. 800 number listed above.

    American Express Seating

    Please note that the tickets available through the American Express Seating program are available to all Card Members (including Prepaid and International Cards) at no additional cost. Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card (including Prepaid and International Cards). Standard service charges apply. Offer is subject to availability. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accessible to Card Members with disabilities.

  • 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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