Night of Community

Endowed by Sarah & Ernest Butler through the Ballet Austin Foundation

Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank

Through the support of our underwriters and sponsors, Ballet Austin welcomes central Texas non-profit social service organizations and their clients to join us for our final dress rehearsal of each production. This season, we will invite 5,000 guests to attend these dress rehearsals at no charge. The goal of this program is to offer financially-challenged community members an opportunity to attend a live ballet performance for free.

Ballet Austin's Night of Community illustrates how non-profit agencies, the business community, and the arts can partner to benefit the entire Austin community. If your organization is a social-service 501(c)(3) non-profit serving those that are financially challenged in the Austin and immediately surrounding areas, your group may be eligible for free tickets.

2017/18 Night of Community Dates:

  • Romeo & Juliet  |  Sept. 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Nutcracker  |  Dec. 7, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Stephen Mills Presents...Masters of Dance  |  Feb. 15, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Exit Wounds (World Premiere)  |  April 5, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Peter Pan  |  May 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

To learn more about this program or inquire about your organization's eligibility, please email Community Education Director, Pei-San Brown or call 512.476.9151 ext. 178.

The Impact on Surrounding Communities

It is difficult to put into words the impact that this program has had on the families and children coping with cancer here in Austin.

Night of Community events allow us to take children and families away from the hospital and provide them with a sense of normalcy and belonging, a sense of community. This program provides entertainment, inspiration, and a much needed change of pace for the families we serve. You have become an integral part of what we do here at KDF. Your willingness to support our activities by allowing us to be a part of your program makes all the difference.

Karl Haussmann, President  //  Kelly Davidson Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Most of these students and their families deal with things every single day that most of us cannot imagine and live in a world where hopes and dreams are not expected or cultivated.

But Night of Community gives these children a chance to see things that are different outside of the world they know. Thank you for giving the children we serve a window to look out of…one where they can experience the hopes and dreams of others…while creating hopes and dreams of their own. Thank you for always thinking of us and including us in your Night of Community. You are touching untold lives with each free ticket you provide.

Joyce Martin, Volunteer Services  //  Communities in Schools

Most of the families staying in our homeless shelter are struggling to get their basic needs met.

For some of our clients, these community nights were their first exposure to professional dance productions. Thank you for thinking of our residents and making the arts accessible to all members of our community.

Dawn Bayardo, Child and Family Therapist  //  The Salvation Army

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