Family Series

The Family Series offers a unique experience for our youngest audience members. Our live performances and storybook ballet events are the perfect way to introduce your child to the magic of dance!

Dancers in the original children's ballet "A Fairy Tale Gathering"

Live Performances

Charlottesville Ballet presents shortened programming that is specially designed for kids and families. Two-hour ballets that start at 8 PM are wonderful for adults…but not easy for young kids! We believe that parents should be able to give their children a more fun, more accessible, and more gratifying theater experience.

Shows and events in our Family Series are family-friendly, matinee performances. Our ticket pricing also reflects our mission to make ballet approachable by making an afternoon at the ballet affordable for all families. Tickets can be purchased right here on our website.

A Storybook Ballet Experience: "Swan Lake" | Photo by Thomas Giroir

Interactive Experiences

Charlottesville Ballet also offers  hands-on events where your child can take to the stage! Each “experience” is centered around a particular classical ballet and is designed for children ages 3 through 8. Look for our “Class with Clara” at The Nutcracker each holiday season plus special after parties following story ballet productions.

Photo by Andrew Shurtleff/Daily Progress

Family Events

Charlottesville Ballet gets the whole family dancing each February with the wildly-popular Father/Daughter Valentine Dance.  Also look for Charlottesville Ballet at free community events such as Virginia Gingerbread Christmas, First Night Virginia, Tom Tom Founders Festival, and many more.

Group Sales

Attend a CB performance as part of a group of 10 or more and save 10% off the total ticket price!
Family Series performances are perfect for your daycare, school, or community group outing. Plan a ballerina birthday party for your child’s special day and enjoy a special meet & greet with a Charlottesville Ballet dancer after the show.

For more information and to reserve your block of tickets, call the Box Office at 434.227.7592 or email [email protected].