Joyce Theater

Serious dance becomes seriously fun with this season's family-oriented series.  The Joyce invites young audiences and grown-ups to experience renowned companies together and to enjoy a special opportunity to meet the artists following the performance.

One of The Joyce Theater’s most popular offerings, these matinees—featuring family-friendly performances followed by special opportunities to meet the artists—are designed to create exciting overtures to dance.  

Tickets are $10 for kids, and if they see three or more family matinees available in a particular season, they automatically become Joyce Junior Members and save 40% on the price of their tickets — $10 reduced to $6. Kids (ages 6-14) must be accompanied by an adult. To purchase tickets for our Family Matinees, please visit our box office in person or call 212-242-0800.

Here is a list of Family Matinees:

Spring/Summer '20 Season:

  1. Sun, Feb 23 at 2pm - Compagnie Hervé KOUBI
  2. Sat, Feb 29 at 2pm - Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
  3. Sat, May 23 at 2pm - Parsons Dance - cancelled
  4. Sat, Jul 11 at 2pm - MOMIX: ALICE

Fall '19/Winter '20 Season:

  1. Sun, Sep 29 - Ayodele Casel + Arturo O'Farrill
  2. Sat, Oct 5 - BalletX The Little Prince 
  3. Sun, Nov 3 - Black Grace
  4. Sat, Dec 7 - And Still You Must Swing
  5. Sat, Dec 28 - Dorrance Dance
  6. Sat, Jan 25 - COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet
  7. Sat, Feb 15 - Che Malambo

The Family Matinee series is sponsored by Stanton Public Relations & Marketing.


Special support for The Joyce’s Education program for Students, Teachers, and Families provided by Con Edison.

Con Edison

Resources for Young Audiences

Join us in the lobby during intermission and/or after the performance for special activities designed to spark creativity, encourage dialogue, and provide lasting memories of the companies presented at the Theater.