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Are you an aspiring arts and culture aficionado? Looking to impress a date? Just love ballet? With a DanceBreak membership, you get access to great seats starting as low as $35 for select performances.
Dressed up or casual, the Four Seasons Centre is ready to host you and your friends for an experience curated entirely by you. Whether it’s catching an opening night followed by drinks or a Sunday matinee after brunch, DanceBreak gives you the flexibility to experience ballet the way you want to.
Best of all, membership is absolutely FREE!
DanceBreak tickets are subject to availability and can be purchased as of 12:00 am on the day of the performance.
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Tickets available online as of 12:00 am (midnight) on the day of the performance.
Tickets must be picked up at the Box Office (145 Queen Street West at University Avenue) at least 45 minutes before the performance.
Valid ID as proof of age must be presented at the Box Office when picking up tickets.
Up to two tickets can be purchased, both guests must be between 16 and 29 and show valid ID.
Tickets are not guaranteed for every performance and are subject to availability at the discretion of The National Ballet of Canada.
There are no exchanges or refunds on unused tickets.
Coming this Season
Anna Karenina, November 10 – 18, 2018 North American Premiere
John Neumeier’s Anna Karenina, based on Tolstoy's great classic, has enthralled audiences in Hamburg and Moscow and been hailed “a visceral experience” (Dance Europe).
The Dream & Being and Nothingness, November 21 – 25, 2018
Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, Frederick Ashton’s The Dream returns after a 17-year absence. This delightful production is presented with Choreographic Associate and Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté’s Being and Nothingness, a multi-part reflection of Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential philosophy.
Apollo & Night & The Sea Above, The Sky Below & Paquita March 1—3 & March 20 –21
Hailed as one of ballet’s greatest masterpieces, George Balanchine’s Apollo almost singlehandedly established a new aesthetic that brought the language of classical ballet into a modern context, changing the artform forever. Apollo is onstage with Night, The Sea Above, The Sky Below and Paquita.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland March 7 – 17, 2019
Lavish, startling, hilarious and boldly original, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon is a ballet like no other. A visual and choreographic extravaganza, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will appeal to both children and adults alike.
Physical Thinking June 1 – 8, 2019
Iconoclast choreographer William Forsythe has proven himself time and again to be a master of forging a choreographic world distinctively his own. The extraordinary range and flavour of his work are showcased in this all-Forsythe programme, including two company premieres.
The Merry Widow June 19 – 23
A frothy blend of whimsical comedy, romance and the delights of the Parisian Belle Époque, The Merry Widow is like a glass of champagne! This effervescent ballet, based on Franz Lehar’s operetta of the same name, is popular ballet at its finest.
FAQ: Your First Ballet
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Mixed programmes feature two or more ballets in one performance, hence the multiple titles, where as full-length narrative ballets such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Anna Karenina follow one storyline across all acts.
Each artist in the company has a full biography on our website. You can also engage with the company and artists on Facebook and Instagram (@nationalballet) to learn more about life at the National Ballet, on and off stage.
Photography and videography of performances are not permitted but please do take as many photos and selfies as you like in the lobby of the beautiful Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts before the performance begins and during intermission. Be sure to tag us @nationalballet!
Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the time shown on your ticket. This allows for plenty of time for you to pick up your tickets at the box office, find your seat and place your drink order for the intermission as well as allows for unexpected transportation delays.
There is no dress code for performances. You should come in whatever you feel comfortable in but please take the chance to get dressed up if you feel so inclined!
There is no eating or drinking within the auditorium however, drinks and light snacks are available before the performance begins as well as during intermission in the lobby space.