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The Young Friends of Pennsylvania Ballet

Young Friends 

The Young Friends of Pennsylvania Ballet is a dynamic group of young professionals, between the ages of 21 and 35, who enjoy classical and contemporary ballet and learning more about the art form. Young Friends receive special, behind-the-scenes access and opportunities to interact with the dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet.

Young Friends receive exclusive benefits including: 

-   Discount season package for just $75

-   The opportunity to Bring a Friend for $20

-   Invitations to special gatherings with the dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet

Why Should You Join The Young Friends of Pennsylvania Ballet?

-   Enjoy all 6 ballets of the 2017-2018 Season for as little as $12.50 a ticket!

-   Network, make new friends, and meet fellow dance lovers!

-   Expand your knowledge of classical and contemporary ballet!

-   Get to know the dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet!

 

The 2017-2018 Season Curtain Pass is available now-

GET YOURS

 

Curtain Pass
A flexible and affordable season pass for just $75!

 

How It Works:

-  Register as a Young Friend of Pennsylvania Ballet online then purchase your Curtain Pass.

-  You get 1 ticket for all 6 ballets of the 2017-2018 Season – a value of $12.50 per ticket!

-  Your Curtain Pass grants you admission to a Friday or Saturday evening performance of all 6 ballets in the 2017-2018 season (including select performances of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®)

-  Curtain Pass tickets will be made available on the Tuesday prior to each ballet series.

-  Young Friends are able to reserve the best available seats in the theater and you’ll also have the option to purchase additional tickets at $20 each to bring a friend.

 

Curtain Pass Membership Includes: 

-  Young Friends E-Newsletter, featuring Pennsylvania Ballet news and events just for Young Friends

-  The opportunity to purchase $20 Bring a Friend tickets**

-  Invitations to special gatherings, including:

            - Invitation to Young Friends Happy Hours

            - Discounts to Special Events including:

                 - Annaul Fall Gala: A Night of Enchantment and after party at SuGa (General Admission: $500 vs. Young Friend Membership Price: $250 Gala ticket + $25 after party fee)

                 - Fashion Event (General Admission: $200 vs. Young Friend Membership Price: $75)

                 - Jewels Dress Rehearsal Luncheon at Estia (General Admission: $125 vs. Young Friend Membership Price: $75)

 

**$20 Bring a Friend tickets are only available for Friday and Saturday evening performances.

 

For questions regarding your Curtain Pass, please contact Jonathan Stiles at 215.587.6925 or jstiles@paballet.org.

 

Young Friends Curtain Pass Members that are able to make a contribution of $50 or more to Pennsylvania Ballet qualify as Contributing Members and receive enhanced benefits and special opportunities.

Contributing Member Benefits:

- All Curtain Pass Member Benefits

- Preferred Curtain Pass seating

- Invitation to Intermission Receptions during Academy of Music performances (includes a glass of Prosecco!)

- Free admission to the Annual Fall Gala: A Night of Enchantment after party at SuGa

- Recognition in Playbill throughout the season

- Invitations to working technical rehearsals and cocktail receptions at the Merriam Theater

 

Become A Contributing Member Now!

Add on a $50 contribution when purchasing your Curtain Pass for the 2017-2018 season or call the development office to make a gift over the phone.

Donate Now 

For questions regarding your contribution, please contact Rachael Glashan Rupisan at rrupisan@paballet.org or at 215.587.6943.

Q: This sounds great! How do I sign up?
A: To sign up and purchase a Curtain Pass you must register online. Registrations cannot be accepted by phone or at the theater box office.

Q: I purchased a Curtain Pass online, now how do I select my performance dates?
A: The Curtain Pass allows you maximum flexibility at a low cost, so you cannot select your performance dates and seats months in advance the way you would with a traditional subscription package. Curtain Pass tickets will be released on the Tuesday prior to the opening of each ballet series. For example, Curtain Pass tickets for The Sleeping Beauty will become available on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

You will receive an email alert with instructions to redeem your ticket online and the option to purchase $20 Bring a Friend tickets. You can also redeem your ticket at the theater box office.

Q: Got it, so which performances can I attend?
A: The Curtain Pass allows one admission to a Friday or Saturday evening performance of each ballet series including select performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Curtain Pass nights for the 2017-2018 Season include:

The Sleeping Beauty | Academy of Music

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00pm
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 5:00pm 

On Edge | Merriam Theater

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00pm

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® | Academy of Music

Friday, December 29, 2017 at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 5:00pm 

Swan Lake | Academy of Music

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:00pm
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8:00pm 

Grace & Grandeur | Merriam Theater

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:00pm

Jewels | Academy of Music

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00pm

Q: My friend and I both have Curtain Passes. Can we sit together at the theater?
A: Absolutely! If you and your friend or spouse would like to be seated together, please email jstiles@paballet.org with your names and preferred performance night or visit the theater box office to make your seating arrangements.

Q: Will I be charged any ticket fees?
A: Ticket fees are included in the cost of your $50 Curtain Pass. However, if you purchase any additional tickets (such as $20 Bring a Friend tickets) you will be charged a $6.50 processing fee per ticket by Ticket Philadelphia.

Q: Where do I pick up my tickets?
A: If you redeem your tickets online you can print them at home, or you can pick them up at will call at the theater box office. The Academy of Music and Merriam Theater Box Offices open 2 hours prior to ballet performances. Tickets for Academy and Merriam performances may also be picked up at the Kimmel Center Box Office Sunday through Saturday 10am – 6pm.

 

 

Don’t see your question here?

For more information regarding your Curtain Pass, please contact Jonathan Stiles at 215.587.6925 or jstiles@paballet.org

For more information regarding your contribution, please contact Rachael Glashan Rupisan at 215.587.6943 or rrupisan@paballet.org