American Ballet Theatre presents ABTKids


June 18, 2022    
11:00 am


Metropolitan Opera House
30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

Time: 11:00 AM

Tickets: All seats for ABTKids are priced at $25. Tickets are available for purchase online at, at the Met box office, or by phone at (212) 362-6000.

Swans, sword fights, and toreadors will take center stage as ABTKids comes to the Metropolitan Opera House. Hosted by ABT Principal Dancer James Whiteside, ABTKids provides a narrated hour-long introduction to ballet for children ages 5-12 and their families. An ASL interpreter will be provided.

This season’s ABTKids performance will serve up bite-sized excerpts of works from ABT’s Summer season including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Romeo and Juliet. In a tribute to the red, white, and blue, the performance will also include George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes pas de deux. Throughout the program, audience members will be treated to a live orchestra playing famous compositions by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Ludwig Minkus, Sergei Prokofiev, and John Philip Sousa.

All audience members must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and wear face masks at all times inside the Met, except when eating or drinking in designated areas. For more information on health and safety policies, visit our commitment page.