Plan Your Visit

Performance Chats



What they are:

At select performances, audience members will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with the professional dancers, visiting répétiteurs, and other guest artists before or after the show.  These informational discussions are free to ticket holders and provide attendees with unique and special insights that can enhance their performance experience.


Come as you are!  The most important thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong way to experience our performances.

Sometimes you’ll recognize a familiar piece of music, a familiar story, or a familiar theme of life like love, despair, or determination.  Sometimes you’ll experience a strong reaction to something unexpected.  Sometimes the atmosphere will be so foreign that you won’t even know what to think.

Ballet, like all art, seeks to present life as it was, as it is, and as it could be.  These discussions are a way for us all to gain some perspective and understand or experience different points of view.


Please visit our Accessibility page for more information on additional accessible offerings or contact with any questions.

Please call the Box Office at 602.381.1096 for more information.

When they happen:

Pre-show chats occur 45 minutes before the show in the theatre at the front, on the right side of the house.

Post-show chats occur immediately after the show on the stage.  Attendees are encouraged to move to the center of the house to better hear and observe.

Juan Gabriel:

  • Pre-Performance Chat October 26th at 6:15pm
  • Pre-Performance Chat October 27th at 6:45pm
  • Post Performance Chat October 28th (immediately following the matinee performance)

The Nutcracker:

  • Post Performance Chat December 9th (immediately following the matinee performance)
  • Post Performance Chat December 16th (immediately following the matinee performance)
  • Post Performance Chat December 23rd (immediately following the matinee performance)

Moving Movies:

  • Pre-Performance Chat February 15th at 6:15pm
  • Pre-Performance Chat February 16th at 6:45pm
  • Post Performance Chat February 17th (immediately following the matinee performance)

Contemporary Moves

  • Pre-Performance Chat March 28th at 6:15pm
  • Pre-Performance Chat March 29th at 6:45pm
  • Post Performance Chat March 30th (immediately following the matinee performance)

All Balanchine

  • Pre-Performance Chat May 2nd at 6:15pm
  • Pre-Performance Chat May 3rd at 6:45pm
  • Post Performance Chat May 4th (immediately following the matinee performance)