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Matinee in the Balcony - Good Show

I had a free afternoon and I purchased an inexpensive ticket for the ballet, a little worried about... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Ithaca, NY
If you love ballet this is the place!

We recently had the privilege of sitting in the second row for Swan Lake with my 5 year old ballet... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
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The world-renowned American Ballet Theatre presents 19th-century classics (during summer months) at two venues: Metropolitan Opera and City Center.
890 Broadway Fl 3, New York City, NY 10003-1278
Lincoln Square
+1 212-477-3030
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While we love the ballet, we despise the pushy marketing phone calls. We just received yet another marketing phone call, interrupting our kids' bedtime. Upon politely asking that we not receive phone calls since we have young children, we were told that the best way...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2018

I had a free afternoon and I purchased an inexpensive ticket for the ballet, a little worried about whether the view would be adequate. It was just fine - the sound quality and the sightline was good. I'd encourage anyone to consider going and not...More

Thank IthacaNancy
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We recently had the privilege of sitting in the second row for Swan Lake with my 5 year old ballet aficionado grand-daughter .... what a thrill! Spectacular dancing and sets and drama! Lincoln Center is such a perfect setting for so many of the arts!...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

A fun performance nicely done with lots of colourful costumes and variety. Small groups of dancers portraing different segments of the story.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

We saw the ballet, Firebird, performed by Misty Copeland, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky with the music of Igor Stravinsky. Absolutely stunning! Every part of Misty Copeland's body is a dancer! The Firebird ballet is not to be missed. It is a classic magical tale of...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

I saw the Firebird performance featuring Misty Copeland. She is magnificent. The other features dancers were amazing as well. Amazing storytelling through dance. I will likely go back again to see Swan Lake this season. If you drive in, arrive early and park underneath the...More

Thank btravelhappy
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Attended the red carpet for the ABT Gala on May 21. As expected, very few celebrities, mostly ballet dancers and patrons. However, I did get to see Carole Radziwill, Alec Baldwin, Sting and his wife, and Katie Holmes. Some of the dresses were absolutely incredible....More

Thank jcmtl1965
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Saw Misty Copeland in The Golden Cockerel. Plot was a Russian fairytale that I wasn't familiar with. Great scenic and costume design - very playful like a cross between folkloric decoration and an Henri Rousseau painting. The company, excellent as always, and Misty - charismatic...More

1  Thank Bethanie R
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

I saw Misty Copeland dance the lead in Don Quixote at the Met in NYC. The audience plays a game in New York I like to call who can start a round of applause and how often. Clapping would start after the dancers, not just...More

1  Thank mandy6059
Reviewed July 7, 2017

We recently saw "Swan Lake" at the ABT and it was incredibly well done. The principals were exceptional, and the orchestra was magnificent. We were in one of the upper balconies and could see everything perfectly well. Don't miss this amazing gem in NYC if...More

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December 4, 2018|
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Response from DennisG50 | Reviewed this property |
I completely agree with Juliette. I went last summer with my 5 year old grand daughter and we were in the second row. She loved it. We saw Swan Lake. And don't forget there are seat boosters to rent down one level... you... More
June 26, 2018|
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Response from btravelhappy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed this question. I have been away. ABT has an overview of the ballets which mentions run time and if I recall correctly when intermission occurs.
February 10, 2018|
Response from mandy6059 | Reviewed this property |
Tickets from 3rd party sellers are often resale tickets, like maybe a season ticket holder with advanced access is reselling their tickets. Resale tickets can sometimes be significantly pricier than tickets direct from the... More