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American Ballet Theatre

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Address: 890 Broadway #3, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: 212/477-3030
Description: The world-renowned American Ballet Theatre presents 19th-century classics...
The world-renowned American Ballet Theatre presents 19th-century classics (during summer months) at two venues: Metropolitan Opera and City Center.
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Have been going for years.

We have been attending a PT for many years. If you like traditional ballet this is the place in New York City to go. The dancing is excellent. It would be nice to see some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We have been attending a PT for many years. If you like traditional ballet this is the place in New York City to go. The dancing is excellent. It would be nice to see some different Ballets occasionally. But, if you are in the mood for old favorites don't miss it.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I saw 2 of the 3 Fall shows of the 75th anniversary season. The Raymonda Divertissments were classic and beautifully executed. The Gaite Parisianne was brilliant in all aspects - stage, costumes and dancing. Twyla Tharp's Bach Paritita was epic in every way you would want it to be. With A Chance of Rain was gorgeous. Sinfonita was the only... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We love classical ballet and are so proud to have The American Ballet Theater representing this genre here in the states. We have seen them many times at the Kennedy Center in DC, but last June we went to NYC to see their performance of The Dream and The Tempest. What beautiful productions. As always the costuming, sets, lighting and... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a first live ballet for me and I took my 18yr granddaughter for her first visit. It was exquisite, the dancers especially Misty Copeland, the scenery, the costumes and the atmosphere everything about the whole evening superb. Why wait 70 years as I did? Go and see for yourselves wherever they are appearing in the world it will... More 

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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We go annually to the Boston Ballet and the dancers and staging is fine. We are used to a quality production and willing to pay for it. On a recent trip to NYC we went to the American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center (at the Met). The dancing made the Boston Ballet look like a troupe of junior high school... More 

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Oyster Bay Cove, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My girlfriend took me here on friday night. It was a long performance but it was very interesting and captivating to watch considering ballet is not my thing, however my girlfriend does ballet.I was very happy she took me as I am always looking for different things to do in the city. I'm looking forward to going to another show!!

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Victoria, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Splurged on good seats for the June 20 performance of Giselle. The main objective was to watch a performance in the Metropolitan Opera House as I am a great fan of the Met Opera Live in HD broadcasts and love the scenes of the camera panning the audience before and after. The venue seemed even larger than I expected. The... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One can never be totally disappointed with the ballet at Lincoln Center; just being in that beautiful environment is exciting and you know It is just going to be a great experience. I was not very taken with this particular performance; it was standard. Obviously still well performed, beautiful sets and costumes and orchestra. Some of the dancing was excellent-some... More 

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Boca Raton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Greatly enjoyed recent performance of the American Ballet Theater at the Metropolitan Opera House. The dancers were superb and the orchestra was excellent. Ballet performances are often priced less than Broadway shows and yet the level of talent of the ballet dancers and orchestra musicians are much greater than what I generally find on Broadway.

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Kerrville, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Dancers from throughout the world perform. Sets and music always the best. Choreography by the world's best.

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