BalletMet is eliminating barriers to the arts by providing free tickets to individuals from under-served groups and those with special needs who could not otherwise attend the ballet. For many KidTix participants, this BalletMet experience is a first-time exposure to a performance by professional artists in a theatre setting. Only $36 will send a child to the theatre through the KidTix program.
Several weeks prior to a performance, agencies are notified that tickets are available and are invited to contact BalletMet to arrange for their group to attend. BalletMet requires that chaperones from the agency accompany each KidTix group. In order to make the experience more enlightening, inspiring and entertaining, BalletMet provides agency chaperones with education materials prior to the performance. Materials include information about the performance, the roles of each person who helped produce the ballet such as the choreographer, costume designer and production manager, as well as theatre etiquette – how to conduct themselves as audience members. Links to online resources about dance are also included.
The KidTix recipient agencies represent diverse populations, especially those from under-served groups and those with special needs. BalletMet works with each of its ADA accessible theatre venues to ensure adequate accommodations for these individuals. BalletMet’s education department is available to assist with any special requests in order to provide a specific group with additional, tailored information to meet its needs.