PRESENTING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON.
Let your imagination soar with inspiring, innovative and family-friendly events this season. Plus, follow us on social media to find out where we'll be as we bring 30 fun, pop-up community events and guest appearances throughout the season, culminating in our Midtown grand opening festivities.
And buying tickets is easier than ever this season. We offer two Flex Packs that give you the best pricing, the best seat available at the time of redemption, and, you guessed it—the most flexibility! They will be on sale starting May 1. Learn more about Flex Packs here.
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS (special event)
Sept 10, 2016
Memphis Botanic Garden, The Live Garden
Ballet Memphis returns to the Memphis Botanic Garden and brings back Steven McMahon’s Carnival of the Animals as well as the perennial favorite, Trey McIntyre’s In Dreams for a special one-night event under the starts. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. with activities for the entire family. Performance begins at dusk and will run one hour. Two ticket options are available including general admission lawn seating for $10 and chair seating for $25.
Oct 15-23, 2016
Playhouse on the Square
Three new works by Mark Godden, Steven McMahon and Company dancer Julie Marie Niekrasz explore what it means to be a dancer in the modern world. Looking at the classical vocabulary and its manifestations choreographically – what a classical tutu ballet might look like in the future, what music would sound like, what does a corps or principal dancer look like, and more will be explored in this exciting mixed repertory show.
Dec 9-11, 2016
The Orpheum, with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Ballet Memphis and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra present one of Memphis’ most beloved holiday traditions. More than 100 professional dancers, children, musicians and vocalists make this holiday tradition an extraordinary experience for all.
Feb 17-19, 2017
Playhouse on the Square
Second in an exciting new series of work by three choreographers: Uri Sands, Steven McMahon and a reprise of Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture.
WIZARD OF OZ
Apr 8-9, 2017
One of Ballet Memphis’ most popular offerings returns to The Orpheum stage for three performances. Steven McMahon’s version first debuted in 2007 to rave reviews and audience response.