Is the present economic situation transforming the family tradition of enjoying a holiday show in the city to a hard-to-afford luxury? In a recent article, The New York Times asked its readers: “Have you altered your year-end entertainment plans because of the economy? Are there holiday shows or other events you normally attend but aren’t buying tickets for this year?”
Many of the readers’ responses demonstrate a disappointment with the over-the- top prices of many holiday shows and an even more alarming (for theaters and arts institutions) decision on the part of many families to abstain from any shows this season:
“A huge luxury! $80 tickets are insane. Going to skip the shows going forward”
Such observations make The Joyce Theater proud to be among the institutions that have steadily provided New Yorkers and their families with high-quality, affordable entertainment: tickets as low as $10, special discounts for young members, tickets for children starting at $6, and free educational programs, open rehearsals and discussions available all year long with top dance companies from the country and the world, allow our audiences to enjoy quality holiday entertainment without having to compromise.
So, as the holidays are on their way, consider treating your family to the nationally acclaimed art of Ballet Hispanico in a Family Matinee, or celebrate the holiday fun with the versatile, energy-packed dance of Rasta Thomas’ Rock The Ballet. Happy holidays!
Ballet Hispanico’s Family Matinee is on Saturday Dec 5 at 2pm.
Rasta Thomas’ Rock The Ballet will run at The Joyce Theater from Dec 15 to Jan 3