The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the Company’s long-awaited return to the stage with several new-to-the-stage works, highly-anticipated remounts, company debuts, and the world-premiere adaptation of a classic American story. Subscriptions for the 2021–2022 season are on sale now.

Tickets to individual performances will go on sale at a later date. 

The 2021–2022 Season

  • Home: a Celebration

    The Joffrey’s fall program marks a triumphant return to the stage with three world premiere performances from today's rising stars and the remount of a ballet classic by Joffrey co-founder Gerald Arpino.

  • Don Quixote

    A family-friendly ballet full of bravery, fantasy, and love. Yuri Possokhov’s fresh interpretation of this revered ballet classic centers on Don Quixote, an aging and eccentric nobleman, who imagines himself to be a valiant knight.

  • Of Mice and Men and Serenade

    The Joffrey’s spring double-bill features Cathy Marston’s world premiere adaptation of Steinbeck’s tender tale of friendship, perseverance, and sacrifice, with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Thomas Newman, along with the Joffrey premiere of George Balanchine’s Serenade, the choreographer’s first ballet created in America in 1934.

  • Subscription Add On: The Nutcracker

    Christopher Wheeldon’s reimagined classic follows young Marie and the Nutcracker Prince on a Christmas Eve journey through the 1893 World’s Fair, a dazzling spectacle of sights, sounds, and enchantment. This annual holiday tradition celebrates the magic of the season and the rich cultural heritage of Chicago.

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