Plan Your Visit

Pre- & Post- 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 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.

Below is a list of all the performance chats for the 2019-2020 season.

Director’s Choice

Pre- Show Chat, Thurs. Sept. 26th @ 6:15p

Pre- Show Chat, Fri. Sept. 27th @ 6:45p

Post- Show Chat, Sat. Sept. 28th after the matinee performance


Pre- Show Chat, Thurs. Oct. 24th @ 6:15p

Pre- Show Chat, Fri. Oct. 25th @ 6:45p

Post- Show Chat, Sat. Oct. 26th after the matinee performance

The Nutcracker

Post- Show Chat, Sat. Dec. 14th

Post- Show Chat, Sat. Dec. 21st

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Pre- Show Chat, Thurs. Feb. 13th @ 6:15p

Pre- Show Chat, Fri. Feb. 14th @ 6:45p

Post- Show Chat, Sat. Feb. 15th after the matinee performance

All Balanchine

Pre- Show Chat, Thurs. May 7th @ 6:15p

Pre- Show Chat, Fri. May 8th @ 6:45p

Post- Show Chat, Sat. May 9th after the matinee performance