Community Engagement

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New York City Center Community Engagement partnerships empower communities through the arts and provide access to great performances.

Inspired by City Center’s performance offerings, partnerships focus on dance and musical theater. Partnerships are developed collaboratively, ensuring programming is responsive and relevant to community’s interests. To enhance participant experience, we welcome community members to attend connected City Center productions at our beautiful theater in Midtown Manhattan.

  • Offerings are always low- or no-cost.
  • Program structures/lengths vary by partnership but range from two-workshop models to multi-week residencies.
  • Program facilitators are experienced educators and accomplished artists from City Center’s teaching artist roster.
  • City Center continues to offer a variety of programming structures including in-person, remote, and hybrid.

Interested in becoming a partner? Email to start a conversation. 

Community Nights

Free Friday Pre-show Gatherings

Building common bonds around the power of performance, these free pre-show events invite City Center audiences and New York City community members to meet and mingle with artists, guest speakers, and each other. Events range from panel discussions to interactive learning experiences, and take place in City Center spaces immediately preceding our mainstage performances.

Flamenco Festival
Fri Mar 15 at 6:30pm
Grand Tier
Ticket buyers will be emailed to RSVP

Message In A Bottle
Fri May 3 at 6:30pm
Grand Tier
Ticket buyers will be emailed to RSVP

Encores! Titanic
Fri Jun 14 at 6:30pm
Grand Tier
Ticket buyers will be emailed to RSVP

Street Dance Ambassadors Program

This spring, take your artistry to a new level in City Center’s Street Dance Ambassador Program. Not only will you hone your dance skills, but also you’ll meet with some of the biggest talents in the industry to explore a variety of styles and professional opportunities in street dance.

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