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 all the 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.

Here is a list of upcoming Family Matinees for our Fall '18/Winter '19 season:

  1. Sat,  Oct 20 - SANKOFA DANZAFRO
  2. Sat, Nov 3 - Garth Fagan Dance
  3. Sat, Dec 1 - Twyla Tharp Dance
  4. Sat, Dec 22 - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
  5. Sat, Jan 12 - Malpaso Dance Company

Previous Spring/Summer '18 season:

  1. Sat,  May 12 - Limón Dance Company
  2. Sat, May19 - Parsons Dance
  3. Sat, Jun 9 - Ballet Tech Kids Dance
  4. Sat, Jun 16 - PHILADANCO!
  5. Sat, Jul 28 - MOMIX


Previous Fall '17/Winter '18 season:

  1. Sat, Sep 23 - Twyla Tharp Dance
  2. Sat, Nov 11 - Garth Fagan Dance
  3. Sat, Nov 18 - Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  4. Sat, Dec 23 - Dorrance Dance
  5. Sat, Jan 20 - Malpaso Dance Company
  6. Sun, Jan 28 - Kader Attou - Compagnie Accrorap
  7. Sun, Feb 4 - Compagnie Hervé KOUBI
  8. Sat, Feb 10 - Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
  9. Sat, Feb 17 - Noche Flamenca


Previous Spring/Summer '17 season:

Compagnie CNDC-Angers / Robert Swinston (Sat, Apr 8 at 2pm)
Limón Dance Company (Sat, May 6 at 2pm)
Parsons Dance (Sat, May 20 at 2pm)
Ballet Tech Kids Dance (Sat, Jun 10 at 2pm)
MOMIX (Sat, Jul 1 at 2pm)

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.