Joyce Theater


For our Spring/Summer '19 season, we invite you to Pay What You Decide (PWYD). Instead of paying a fixed price before coming to the theater, we invite you to see the show first, and decide what to pay afterwards.
After the performance, you will have three ways to pay:

  1. Use the self-sealing envelope that will be included in your program book to pay with cash, check, or credit card. 
  2. Approach a mobile box office attendant to pay using your credit card as you exit.
  3. Visit within 24 hours of your visit. 

To reserve tickets, select one of the dates below and follow the purchase path online, or call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800.  

There is a $1 reservation fee per ticket, and a two-seat maximum per order. All seating is general admission.   

For any sold-out PWYD performances, there will be a cancellation line beginning one hour prior to showtime.


Wed, May 1 at 7:30pm

Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa and Melbourne’s choreographic luminaries Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek join forces with two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc and Dancenorth to create Attractor. Senyawa reinterprets the Javanese tradition of entering trance through dance and music as a powerful, secular, present-day ritual. 

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Previous Fall '18/Winter '19 PWYD Performances


Pontus Lidberg Dance
Thu, Oct 25 at 8pm

Choreographer for leading international dance companies, filmmaker, and artistic director of Danish Dance Theatre, Pontus Lidberg returns to The Joyce with the U.S. premiere of SIREN. Taking inspiration from Ulysses’ encounter with the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey, the dance investigates desire and isolation in a social media driven world.

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Jonah Bokaer Choreography 
Sun, Oct 28 at 7:30pm

Jonah Bokaer Choreography kicks off its 15th Anniversary with a long-awaited Joyce debut. Eight international dancers present visually striking works rarely seen in the United States, including the world premiere of Late Nights On Air, which features live music by Nico Muhly interpreted by renowned violin duo Angela & Jennifer Chun. Master Architect Charles Renfro designs the evening with a "total environment" that integrates design, space, and light.

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Previous Summer/Spring '18 PWYD Performances

Company Wayne McGregor
Sat, Mar 3 at 2pm

British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor brings his hip contemporary dance back to New York with Autobiography, featuring stunning projections, and a driving electronic score.

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Brian Brooks Dance
Sun, Mar 18 at 2pm

Brian Brooks Dance brings two radical explorations of space and time to The Joyce. As if in a perpetual state of rewind, Prelude traces actions back to their original inception. Also on the program is Division, featuring original music by composer Jerome Begin.

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Dada Masilo/The Dance Factory
Sun, Apr 8 at 2pm

South African choreographer Dada Masilo presents a torrid retelling of the tragic-romantic ballet, Giselle. By setting the work in rural South Africa and imbuing it with African rituals and ceremonies, Masilo creates a contemporary vision of the classic tale.

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