Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Dance

Mainstage

Dec 4, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020

Tickets start at $29

Overview

Overview

“WATCHING ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. IF THAT SOUNDS LIKE A SLOGAN, IT’S TRUTH IN ADVERTISING.”
— The New York Times

The Ailey company reveals their versatility in a season packed with premieres and new productions. Enjoy three brand-new works: Resident Choreographer Jamar RobertsOde, which reflects on the beauty and fragility of life in a time of growing gun violence; Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Ounce of Faith, an exuberant expression of what’s possible when a young person is encouraged to dream; and Donald Byrd’s Greenwood that draws on Ailey’s theatrical roots and commitment to social justice. Company premieres include Aszure Barton’s BUSK, and Camille A. Brown’s City of Rain. The season also features new productions of Judith Jamison’s Divining and Lar Lubovitch’s Fandango, along with a dozen returning audience favorites such as Mr. Ailey’s timeless Revelations. Several special programs – including a night to celebrate Masazumi Chaya, who is retiring as Associate Artistic Director after many decades – make this year a must-see for Ailey fans, old and new. For more detail on the ballets being performed please visit, please click here.

To view our season schedule visit https://www.alvinailey.org/engagement/new-york-city-center (and scroll to the bottom of the page).

Save 20% When You Purchase Two or More Alvin Ailey Performances. Click here to add more performances. (Not valid on $29 seats, American Express® Seating, American Express® Preferred Seating, December 5). To access American Express® Seating or American Express® Preferred Seating for more than one performance, please call CityTix® at (212) 581-1212 or visit the New York City Center Box Office at 131 West 55th Street, New York.

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Tickets

Ways to Save

Ways to Save

Ailey Special Offers

Super Fans (Order tickets for two or more performances and save 20% off your entire order.)

Can’t get enough Ailey? Become an Ailey Super Fan and save 20% on tickets and enjoy reduced handling fees when you order two or more performances at the same time. Discount will be automatically applied when you order a series of performances online, by phone, or in-person at the New York City Center box office.

*$29 tickets, American Express® seating, and $55 tickets for the December 31 evening performance 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 5 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 2019 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. $29 tickets do not receive additional discounting and have limited availability per performance. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. A facility fee of $2.50 will be added to the cost of each ticket. 10+ tickets must be purchased to a single performance for group rates to apply.

$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 offers. Dec 4, Dec 5, and Dec 31 performances are excluded.

Are you 21 to 35 years old?

This December, Ailey has a special performance and ticket offer for you. Join us for Young New York Night on Thursday, December 5th. Click here for details

American Express®

Special Offers for American Express® Card Members

American Express® Seating

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:

  1. Select the performance of your choice and the number of tickets you would like to purchase.
  2. In the "Promo Code" box above enter AXPEVENT
  3. Click “Apply” to access American Express® Seating which will be designated on the Seat Map as “Amex Seating.”
  4. To complete your purchase, click on your desired seat(s), proceed to Checkout, and use your eligible American Express® Card for payment.

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 at 131 West 55th Street, New York NY.

This offer is not available for the December 4, 2019 and December 5, 2019 performances.

American Express® Seating:
Please note that the tickets available through the American Express Seating program are available to all Card Members at no additional cost. Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card. 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.


American Express® Preferred Seating

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:

  1. Select the performance of your choice and the number of tickets you would like to purchase.
  2. In the “Promo Code” box above 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 which will be designated on the Seat Map as “Amex Preferred.”
  4. To complete your purchase, click on your desired seat(s), proceed to Checkout, and use your eligible American Express® Card for payment.

To access American Express® Preferred Seating for more than one performance, please call CityTix® at 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 4, 2019 and December 5, 2019 performances.

American Express® Preferred Seating:
Eligible Cards
Preferred Seating is available to U.S. Card Members with an American Express® Gold Card, Platinum Card® or Centurion® Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, Delta Reserve® Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card, Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card, Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express Card, Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express Card, Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card, Hilton Honors Aspire Card, American Express® Corporate Gold Card, Corporate Platinum Card® or Corporate Centurion® Card from American Express, the Executive Business Card, Business Gold Card, Business Gold Rewards Card, Classic Business Gold Card, Business Platinum Card®, or Business Centurion® Card from American Express.

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, please proceed to purchase your ticket through any primary ticketing channel including online, mobile, or phone and provide the 10-digit Customer Service phone number located on the back of your Card when prompted.

Member Seating

Member Seating

Join today as an Ailey member and get access to special benefits during our New York City Center season.

Friends of Alvin Ailey

With a membership gift of $150+, you can enjoy a special members-only ticket offer for Ailey’s New York City Center season. Friends of Alvin Ailey also receive access to exclusive member benefits throughout the year.

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.

Click here to become a Friend of Alvin Ailey and get access to the Friends Ticket Offer.

Ailey Partners

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 theater 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.

To become an Ailey Partner please call 212.405.9038 or click here.

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Top Photo: Solomon Dumas; photo by Andrew Eccles