Q: When do single tickets go on sale for the 2015-2016 Season?
A: Tickets for The Nutcracker go on sale July 1, 2015. Subscriptions for the 2015-2016 season are on sale now.
Q: Who do I contact to receive a season brochure?
A: For season information and a brochure, email the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.695.6955 Monday – Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm.
Q: How can I purchase tickets to Boston Ballet?
A: Tickets can be purchased through the Boston Ballet box office by phone, online, or in person.
Box Office hours and information can be found here.
Q: Are there discounted ticket prices for seniors, children or students?
A: The best way to purchase discounted tickets to Boston Ballet performances is by becoming a subscriber. Full-time students receive a significant discount on subscriptions. Another option for discounted tickets is to organize a group. Groups of 10 or more people can receive a discount on tickets. Rush tickets may be available on the day of the performance.
Q: What is the policy on late seating?
A: Performances begin promptly. In consideration of all audience members, once the curtain goes up, latecomers will not be seated until intermission.
Q: What is the policy on Re-seating?
A: Once the curtain goes up, if you leave the theatre for any reason, you shall not be allowed to return to your ticketed seat for the remainder of the act. Re-seating will be at the discretion of management
Q: What is the dress circle?
A: The dress circle is the first elevated seating and overhangs the Orchestra around row J.
Q: Can a small child sit on my lap during the performance?
A: No. Every patron regardless of age must have a ticket. Lap sitting is not permitted. No persons under two years of age are allowed in the theatre.
Q: I am bringing a child to the ballet, but I'm afraid s/he may have difficulty seeing over people's heads. Is there anything that can be done?
A: Yes, the Opera House offers booster seats. Booster Seats are located in the house. Please see an usher to obtain one for your child.
Q: What is the difference between a full-length narrative ballet and a mixed repertory ballet program?
A: A a full-length narrative ballet usually follows a storyline, and tells a tale from beginning to end in a number of acts. Examples of ballets such as this are Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet , and The Nutcracker. A mixed repertory program of ballets often consists of three or four shorter ballets in one performance. They may have a set storyline, or a more modern, less literal style; they may be the works of a particular choreographer, or a sampling of a few.
Q: Are the Saturday night performances inferior due to having an earlier matinee performance performed on those days?
A: Our Company dancers are trained professionals and are able to dance two performances in one day, but casts change depending on which performance you attend, and rarely does the same cast perform in both the matinee and evening shows on the same day. The evening performance is not affected by the matinee performance.
Q: What do I wear?
A: Most patrons wear "business attire" (men: coat and tie; women: dresses or pant suits), although appropriate dress at the discretion of the patron.
Q: Does the theatre have an elevator?
A: The Boston Opera House is equipped with an elevator, and ushers are available to assist you.
Q: Is handicap-accessible seating available?
A: Yes. there is handicap and wheelchair accessible seating on every level. Boston Ballet Box Office, 617.695.6955, can assist you.