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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

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Address: 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex, New York City, NY 10023
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We went to see the NYC Ballet perform The Nutcracker on Christmas Eve. The theatre was beautiful. The talented dancers were fantastic and an absolute pleasure to watch. It was... read more

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to see the NYC Ballet perform The Nutcracker on Christmas Eve. The theatre was beautiful. The talented dancers were fantastic and an absolute pleasure to watch. It was great to be able to see the orchestra in front of the stage. Seating was comfortable and food and drinks were available in the foyer. A lovely experience from start... More 

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New York City, New York
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Everything about going to NYCB is perfection - your surroundings, with enormous diamonds glittering on the walls of the theater, the live orchestra that is visible at the front just below the stage, the costumes, the sets, and especially the dancers. Seeing the Nutcracker in December is a holiday tradition for me and my family that I recommend for all,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the Nutcracker on Christmas Eve to a sold out crowd. The theater is beautiful and they have plenty of bar/drink areas to manage the crowd.

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi Dave C, Thank you very much for your review and for attending a New York City Ballet performance. We are delighted to read that you found our theater to be beautiful and that you enjoyed the comfortable seating. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review. More 

melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nutcracker. What a beautiful ballet! A Christmas delight. Act 1 aimed more at capturing the children in the audience. Act 2 was spectacular for oldies like me & my twenty something daughter. It was a costly experience for me though. BUYER BEWARE of buying tickets from Stubhub! I paid $US250 in total in mid November for what I thought... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi aussie065, Thank you for your kind review of our performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and thank you for your patronage. I am so sorry to hear about the trouble you had purchasing tickets from a re-seller but we are honored that you still made the effort to attend a performance. Please accept our sincere apologies for your hassle... More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet! I have a big suggestion to the NYCB, you really should allow people to take pics with your Nutcracker ballerina! I understand you charge for this pose, but you really should allow people to use their own cameras/phones (after spending $75.00 + up for a ticket) who wants to spend... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi Shelleybeth, Thank you for your kind review and for attending a performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker! We are honored to read that you feel that a visit to NYC is not complete without a visit to New York City Ballet. We appreciate your taking the time to provide us with feedback which we've passed along to management. We... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see The NYCB's production of The Nutcracker as we wanted to enjoy a genuine NYC Christmas tradition. Despite the fact that the only available seats that didn't cost more than a small home deposit were in the fourth tier, we weren't put off, as we'd read that seats in the gods were good for appreciating the action... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi sspitfir3, Thank you so much for your kind review and for visiting New York City Ballet. We are delighted to read that you found our performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker to be a must-see. We couldn't agree with you more that seats in row M of the fourth ring are good for appreciating the action--it offers an incredible... More 

Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ballet may not be everyone's choice for theatre, but the NYC Ballet is a great place to start, in large part because the building itself has so many great sight lines available, with the balconies considered better than orchestra seating. We took in "The Nutcracker," which was beautifully executed, although the first act was long and rather dull. Amazingly, the... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

HI pja537, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you found the David H. Koch Theater to offer so many great sight lines and that you found our rendition of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker to be beautifully executed. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and we appreciate... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids to see the nutcracker on a Monday night in NYC. We sat in 2nd ring left. Row A seats 9-15. Great view especially with younger children as no one in front. It was our first ballet and quite a gentle one. The first Act is slow to begin with but it really builds up. Second act is... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi gsutherl, Thank you so much for attending a performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is terrific to hear that you enjoyed the performance and that you had such wonderful seats! Thank you again for visiting New York City Ballet and we appreciate your review. More 

Danville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We opted for the ballet instead of a Broadway show on this trip. The Nutcracker story is what it is (first half was a little slow to me), but the dancing was magnificent! NYCB did a beautiful job. We were in the first row of the third ring at about center - excellent seats. Note: you can't take drinks (that... More 

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi jennifera64, Thank you for your visit to New York City Ballet! It is wonderful to hear that you consider our dancing to be magnificent and we are honored that you chose to visit the ballet in lieu of a Broadway show on your trip to New York. Thank you again for attending a performance and we appreciate your kind... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Photography NOT allowed. One 25 minute intermission. Coat check available ($2 per garment). First NYCB and Nutcracker performance. I was pretty impressed. Get the good seats if you can afford them. The Orchestra was great and so were the performances of the younger members.

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi MeAndVerusBlue, Thank you very much for your review and for visiting New York City Ballet. We are thrilled to hear that you were impressed with our performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and that you enjoyed the orchestra and our younger cast members as well. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review. More 

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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