New program lets high school students see Carolina Ballet for free
Posted November 18, 2015
The Carolina Ballet has launched a pilot program that offers free tickets to all high school students with a valid student ID.
The new program kicks off this weekend with the ballet company's performances of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. It's followed by the ballet's Shakespeare series, which is scheduled for this coming winter and spring. That's when the company will join an international celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with four productions based on his plays and sonnets.
The performances take place in downtown Raleigh at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. Here are the shows that high school students can attend for free:
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Petruschka - Nov. 19 to Nov. 22
- Loves Speaks - Feb. 4 to Feb. 21
- Tempest Fantasy - March 3 to March 20
- Macbeth (world premiere) - April 14 to April 17
- George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream - May 12 to May 15
Here's the fine print: All tickets are based on availability for select performances at the discretion of Carolina Ballet. Students can call the Carolina Ballet Box Office at 919-719-0900 to reserve a seat. The tickets will be held at the will call window at the theater. Students must present a valid student ID to pick up their ticket. Students may also get their tickets at the theater on the day of the show one hour before curtain.