Escape to somewhere magical. Joffrey season ticket holders experience the unforgettable stories told by our artists on the Lyric stage. Enjoy perks and benefits intended to immerse you in the Joffrey experience.

2022–2023 subscription packages include Beyond Borders, Anna KareninaThe Little Mermaid — plus the opportunity to add on The Nutcracker.

The 2022–2023 Season

  • Beyond Borders

    The Joffrey begins its 2022–2023 season with a mixed program that celebrates the company’s maverick legacy with works by artists of the Joffrey’s past and present, including Joffrey icon and co-founder Gerald Arpino, choreographer Liam Scarlett, and choreographer Chanel DaSilva, creator of the Joffrey world premiere Swing Low.

  • ‘The Nutcracker’

    Magic is on the horizon for young Marie and the Nutcracker Prince, thanks to a visit from the charming but mysterious Great Impresario. At the stroke of midnight on a snowy Christmas Eve when the lines between fantasy and reality blur together, Marie sets out on an unforgettable journey through Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair, a marvel of sights, sounds, and enchantment. This annual holiday tradition celebrates the magic of the season and the rich cultural heritage of Chicago.

  • ‘Anna Karenina’

    Love is all-consuming for the beautiful but married Anna, who finds herself caught in a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Vronsky. Set in the late 19th century of Imperial Russia, Possokhov’s immersive adaptation—winner of the 2019 “Oscars of Dance” Benois de la Danse International Prize for Best Choreography—returns to the Joffrey for the first time since its successful world premiere in 2019. This blockbuster ballet, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy, features an original composition by award-winning composer Ilya Demutsky, costumes and sets by Emmy-Award-winning designer Tom Pye, and lighting by famed designer David Finn.

  • ‘The Little Mermaid’

    A gripping tableau of shadows and colors, Neumeier’s beautifully haunting interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairytale follows the tormented mermaid heroine on a journey between the divergent worlds of land and sea—one utterly complex, the other magnificently serene. With sets and costumes of the grandest scale and an original score by composer Lera Auerbach, this fantastical love story, based on Andersen’s original and decidedly complex themes, makes its long-awaited Chicago debut.

Get the Best Seats at the Best Price

World premiere works, the return of a Joffrey blockbuster, and the Chicago debut of a story ballet of such grand scale that it is rarely seen in the United States.

Subscriber Perks and Benefits

Best Prices

Subscribers receive up to 25% off tickets to all performances in the Joffrey season, including The Nutcracker.

Flexibility

Enjoy unlimited, free ticket exchanges.

Insider Access

Receive exclusive invitations to behind-the-scenes, subscriber-only live and digital events.

Discounted Parking

The Joffrey partners with nearby parking garages for convenient access to Lyric Opera House. 

First in Line

Reserve priority seating access before tickets go on sale to the general public.

An Elevated Joffrey Experience at Lyric Opera House

Comfortable New Seating

Enjoy state-of-the-art ergonomic seats throughout the theater and a staggered design for better views of the stage. 

Valet Parking

Lyric Opera House provides parking services for convenience and ease of entry to the theater.

The Best Acoustics in Chicago

An architectural marvel, Lyric Opera House is home to the largest stage in the city. 

Safety at the Joffrey

The Joffrey is committed to the health and safety of our artists and audience members. Visit our Safety page for the latest, including vaccination and mask requirements.