“Movement that’ll move you”
–New York Magazine
Connecting with audiences is at the heart of the Ailey experience, so Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s much-anticipated return to their home stage December 1 – 19 is a reason to rejoice. Revel in the passion these dancers bring to each program, the skill and artistry no pandemic can diminish, and the palpable joy of live performance as the Company presents a 3-week season featuring premieres by Robert Battle, celebrating his 10th season as Artistic Director, and Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts, whose acclaimed work explores these turbulent times. The season also includes returning favorites by Aszure Barton, Rennie Harris, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, plus classics by Alvin Ailey including the tour-de-force Cry, which premiered at City Center in 1971 (celebrating its 50th anniversary), and the beloved Revelations, a universal anthem of resilience that resounds anew in 2021.
To view our season schedule visit alvinailey.org/new-york-city-center (and scroll to the bottom of the page).
Programming subject to change.
Can’t get enough Ailey? Save 20% by purchasing tickets to more than one performance over the 3-week New York City Center run. Discount will be automatically applied when you order a series of performances online, or by calling 212.581.1212 or order in person at the City Center box office.
*$29 tickets and American Express® seating 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. Subject to availability.
Gather 10 or more of your family, friends, or colleagues to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater return to New York City Center this December and enjoy amazing benefits:
*Discounts do not apply to $29 tickets. A New York City Center facility fee will be added to cost of ticket. 10+ tickets must be purchased to a single performance for group rates to apply. Prices are subject to change. Restrictions apply. Free ticket offer applies to individuals who have not previously purchased a group (10+) to an Ailey event. Valid on tickets priced at $55 or higher (pre-discount value). Ticket order must be paid in full upon purchase.
Students can get $15 Ailey tickets from 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.
This December, Ailey has a special ticket offer for you. Click here for details.
All American Express Card® Members can purchase an American Express® Seating ticket by using your eligible American Express® Card at checkout. American Express® Seating is available up until 1 week before each performance date.
To purchase American Express® Seating for a single performance online:
To access American Express® Seating for more than one performance, please call 212.581.1212 or visit the New York City Center Box Office at 131 West 55th Street, New York NY.
This offer is not available for the December 1, 2021 performance.
American Express Seating:
The American Express Seating program is available to all Card Members. Simply pay with your American Express® Card. Tickets are subject to the rules, terms & conditions, and fees set by the ticket seller, event promoter and/or the venue, as applicable. Offer is fulfilled by ticket seller, subject to availability and may be changed or revoked at any time. Not all seats available and blackout dates may apply. For more information, please visit americanexpress.com/entertainment.
American Express® Preferred Seating is available to eligible American Express® Card Members up until one week before each performance date.
To purchase American Express® Preferred Seating for a single performance online:
To access American Express® Preferred Seating for more than one performance, please call 212.581.1212 or visit the New York City Center Box Office at 131 West 55th Street, New York NY.
This offer is not available for the December 1, 2021 performance.
American Express® Preferred Seating:
The American Express Preferred Seating program is exclusively available to eligible* Card Members. Enter the 10-digit Customer Service phone number on the back of your eligible Card when prompted to purchase tickets online, on a mobile device, or over the phone.
*Preferred Seating is available to our US Card Members with the following cards: Platinum Card® or Centurion® Card from American Express, Business Platinum Card®, Business Centurion® Card from American Express, Corporate Platinum Card® or Corporate Centurion® Card from American Express, Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, American Express® Gold Card, Classic Business Gold Card, Business Gold Card, Business Gold Rewards Card, American Express® Corporate Gold Card, the Executive Business Card, Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, Hilton Honors Aspire Card, Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express Card, or the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express Card.
Tickets are subject to the rules, terms and conditions and fees set by the official ticket seller, event promoter and/or the venue, as applicable. Offer is fulfilled by official ticket seller, subject to availability and may be changed or revoked at any time. Not all seats available and blackout dates may apply. For more information, please visit americanexpress.com/entertainment.
Join today and get access to members-only benefits
Friends of Alvin Ailey
By joining the Friends of Alvin Ailey, you are supporting Ailey’s return to live performance while enjoying special member perks throughout the year. Members who contribute $150+ receive 40% off select seats* for Ailey’s New York City Center season.
With a membership gift of $800+, you will have access to join the Ailey family in the VIP Lounge during intermissions throughout the New York City Center engagement.
* Friends of Alvin Ailey 40% savings apply to tickets regularly priced $55-$139 that are purchased between 12pm Oct 12 and 9pm Nov 22, 2021. Limit 6 tickets per performance. Valid for all performances except the Dec 1 Opening Night Gala. Standard service and facility fees apply.
With a membership gift of $1,750+, you will have access to purchase Ailey’s house seats during our New York City Center and Lincoln Center engagements, as well as in tour cities across the country. House seats are the best seats in the house and are reserved exclusively for Ailey’s Partners. With the purchase of a house seat, you will also receive an invitation to join the Ailey family in the VIP Lounge during intermissions.