April 11, 2019 @ 7:30PM | April 12, 2019 @ 7:30PM | April 13, 2019 @ 2PM | April 13, 2019 @ 7:30PM | April 14, 2019 @ 2PM

Auditorium Theatre’s Visiting Resident Ballet Company

A triumph!” says The New York Times. America’s National Ballet Company® gives the Chicago premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream on the Auditorium Theatre’s landmark stage. Ratmansky’s incredible choreography, combined with pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden’s whimsical sets and colorful costumes, brilliantly showcases the world-class talent of American Ballet Theatre’s dancers and makes this exuberantly nutty piece” (The New York Times) a must-see! Called “a bewitching success” by the Los Angeles Times and “visually enchanting” by The Wall Street Journal, Whipped Cream is set to a rarely-heard 1924 score by Richard Strauss, performed live by the Chicago Philharmonic. Don’t miss this rare chance to see American Ballet Theatre in this celebrated new ballet that is perfect for any lover of dance, theatre, or visual arts!


Tickets start at $44!

Phone: 312.341.2300 | Box Office50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Groups of 10+ 
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One-hour student matinee on April 12, 2019 @ 11AM.
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Please note: Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. Ticket prices may change due to demand.
  • Reception Service :: Available on Thursday, April 11 + Friday, April 12
    The Auditorium’s reception service ($15 for patrons under 21 and $35 for patrons over 21) is a great way to get the most out of your night on the town! Reception service includes light bits and drinks starting one hour before the performance and at intermission.
  • College Night :: Thursday, April 11 @ 6-7PM
    Get your friends together for a pizza party and a performance at the historic Auditorium for only $25! Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
  • Student Matinee :: Friday, April 12 @ 11AM :: $15/person
    Bring your K-12 students to a one-of-a-king field trip at the Auditorium to experience the best dance the world has to offer.
    Learn More!
  • Young Professionals’ Party :: Friday, April 12 @ 6-7PM
    For just $50*, Young Professionals ages 21-45 get a seat to the performance + a pre-show party, which includes drink tickets and light bites. Click here to purchase!
    *Tickets must be picked up at Will Call with a valid ID. Learn More
  • FREE Dance Master Class | April 13, 2019 @ 11AM-12:30PM
    Study with the professionals performing on our stage! Company members from our International Dance Series lead 90-minute master class workshops, giving dancers the opportunity to learn the technique and styles performed throughout our season.
    Register Today!
  • Tea Time :: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 @ 12:30PM
    Inspired by Whipped Cream’s Princess Tea Flower, we invite you to join us before the Saturday matinee and Sunday matinee performances for an exclusive tea party! Add the TEA TIME PARTY for $35/person at check out and indulge in a selection of teas and decadent treats sure to satisfy your sweet tooth before the show!
  • FREE Post-Show Q & A | April 14, 2019
    Join us immediately following select performances for a 20-minute post-show Q & A session. The Auditorium Theatre Creative Engagement staff guides the conversation as performers and artistic staff from American Ballet Theatre answer audience questions about their work.