Published: January 7, 2020

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Events and Offerings

Ailey’s annual return to the Auditorium Theatre is filled with opportunities to connect with artists, network with other patrons, and learn from experiences! We’re excited to announce a fully-loaded week of Ailey events for 2020. Check out some of the opportunities coming through the Auditorium this year. We hope to see you for one or more events!


Family Matinee on Saturday, March 7 @ 2PM

Save 10% when you buy 4+ tickets and 15% when you buy 6 or more tickets. Discount applies automatically. Click here to purchase tickets to the Family Matinee!

Save when you purchase more than one performance!

Save 10% when you buy tickets to 2 performances and 15% when you buy tickets to 3 or more performances. Discount applies automatically. Click here to purchase tickets!


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 @ 6PM — Revelations Wednesday :: SOLD OUT

Learn the iconic choreography of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations in this FREE workshop. Taking place directly across the street from the Auditorium Theatre at the Goodman Center (501 S Wabash Ave), attendees will learn directly from an Ailey dancer. This event is FULL. If you’d like to be added to our waitlist, please email [email protected].

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 @ 6PM — Young Professionals’ Night :: SOLD OUT

Intended for patrons ages 21-45, young professionals get a seat to the performances plus a pre-show reception, which includes to drink tickets and light bites. Use promo code YOUNGPRO to unlock the discount and choose your seats. This event is SOLD OUT. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 @ 6PM — Pre-Show Talk with an Ailey Dancer :: Exclusive Group Offer

Join us for a FREE discussion with an Ailey dancer, exclusive to groups of 10+ when your group purchases tickets to the Friday performance. Hurry! Book early as space is limited. Click here for offers and discounts for groups of 10+!

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 @ 11AM — Student Matinee :: $15 tickets

K-12 groups of 10 or more are welcome at our one-hour Student Matinee performance, which is designed for field trips and to enhance learning in the classroom. Great for African American studies, social studies, and dance classes, teachers will receive a FREE Classroom Companion that will guide your students in preparing for the performances. Click here to learn more and start your order!

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 @ 8:30AM + 10:15AM :: Dance Master Class :: SOLD OUT

Student study with the professionals performing on our stage! Company members from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will lead this master class workshop for students and adults, offering intermediate to advanced dancers the opportunity to learn the techniques and styles displayed in the performances. Master classes are 90 minutes long and are taught in the Auditorium Theatre’s Katten-Landau Studio. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Master Classes are FULL. If you’d like to be added to our waitlist, please email [email protected].

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 :: Post-Show Q&A :: FREE

Join us immediately following the Saturday, March 7 matinee performance for a 20-minute post-show Q&A session. The Auditorium Theatre Education and Creative Engagement staff guides the conversation as artists from Alvin Ailey answer audiences questions about their work. Q&As are open to anyone with a ticket to the Saturday, March 7 performance at 2PM.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, “one of the best known companies in the world” (The As...