MCB Frequently Asked Questions


 

SUBSCRIPTION FAQ

What is a subscription?
What is a Full Series?
What is a Create your Own Series / CYO3 / CYO4?
How much is a subscription – what are the savings?
Can I choose my seats?
I am an existing subscriber and I want to change my seats, how does this work?
Can I exchange to see another performance?
How and when do I get my subscription tickets?
I’m a subscriber, can I bring a friend to a performance / get extra tickets on top of my subscription?

TICKETING AND OTHER USEFUL FAQ

I have tickets, but I need to change the date. Can I exchange to see another performance?
Can I give my ticket to someone else if I can’t make it?
Can I cancel tickets? Can I get a refund?
How do I find out who is dancing?
What if I miss a performance by accident?
I have a personal or medical issue that means I can’t attend, what can I do?
What is the duration of the performances?
I’ve lost my tickets, what do I do?
What discounted ticket programs do you offer?
What age children can attend the ballet?
Do I need to purchase tickets for my baby?
Dress code – what do I wear?
I would like to write feedback about the performances, how do I contact MCB?

 

SUBSCRIPTION FAQ

What is a subscription?

A pack of 3 or 4 performances, purchased in advance. It is more cost effective to purchase a subscription than to buy single tickets throughout the year. A subscription gives you:

  • First access to the best seats at the best prices – save up to 23% off single ticket prices
  • Unlimited no-fee exchanges (value: $15 saving per ticket)
  • Discounted additional tickets all season long
  • Exclusive event invitations, pre-sales and discount offers
  • 15% off MCB merchandise & community classes at the MCB School

There are two types of subscriptions: a Full Series and a Create your Own Series (CYO).

What is a Full Series?

The best value and the best seats! In a Full Series you see 4 performances at your favorite theater in the same seats every time – and your seats are renewable year after year (excludes Nutcracker). Full Series subscribers enjoy the deepest discounts (save up to 23% off single ticket prices) and are seated first, so they have the pick of the best seats in the theater. You can add on The Nutcracker tickets at 25% off.

What is a Create Your Own Series / CYO3 / CYO4?

The most flexible subscription, and also great value – save up to 12% off single ticket prices. Select 3 or 4 performances, and mix and match the dates and theaters that work best for you. The more you see, the more you save – CYO4 prices are lower than CYO3. With a CYO, your seats vary each year and each performance. (I.e. you will not keep the same seats as you would with a Full Series.)

How much is a subscription – what are the savings?

Full Series subscribers enjoy the deepest discount and save up to 23% off single ticket prices. CYO subscribers enjoy up to 12% off single ticket prices. Ticket prices are based on seat location or zone in the theater. All prices are listed in the season brochure, and on the MCB website.

Can I choose my seats?

Subscribers select the seating area on your order form. When our Customer Relations team starts working on your order, they will contact you by phone to discuss options and confirm your seating.

We encourage you to order swiftly to ensure you get the pick of the best seats – orders are processed in order of receipt. If you’re not available when we call, we will leave a message.

I am an existing subscriber and I want to change my seats, how does this work?

Seating changes will begin in May. Changes are processed in order of receipt. Put your change request on your order form, or call Customer Relations to start your change request. If you are subscribing online, you’ll be prompted to add details of any change requests during the renewal process. We will call you when we begin processing changes. (After the deadline for Full Series subscribers to renew their seats.)

Can I exchange to see another performance?

Yes, subscribers can exchange dates to another performance free of charge. This is one of the most popular subscriber benefits.

  • Tickets for all performances are interchangeable. Subscribers can exchange into any other performance date within the same season, at any theater. This excludes Nutcracker tickets.
  • Nutcracker tickets can be exchanged for another Nutcracker performance. (i.e. Nutcracker tickets can’t be exchanged for tickets to another ballet and visa versa.)
  • Note: Tickets are exchangeable within the same season, i.e. 2019/20 tickets can’t be exchanged for 2020/21 tickets.

How and when do I get my subscription tickets?

Subscriber tickets are mailed out, or you can select to pick them up at the theater. They are usually mailed out in September. (The first performance is in October.)

I’m a subscriber, can I bring a friend to a performance / get extra tickets on top of my subscription?

Yes. Subscribers can take advantage of a discounted additional ticket price all year. Contact Customer Relations to order additional tickets using your subscriber discount.

 

TICKETING AND OTHER USEFUL FAQ

I have tickets, but I need to change the date. Can I exchange to see another performance?

  • Subscribers can exchange dates to another performance free of charge. This is one of the most popular subscriber benefits. See details above.
  • Single ticket holders can exchange tickets for a $15 fee per ticket.
  • Note: Tickets are exchangeable within the same season, i.e. 2019/20 tickets can’t be exchanged for 2020/21 tickets

Can I give my ticket to someone else if I can’t make it?

Yes. If you are picking tickets up at Will Call, please advise Customer Relations in advance to avoid any confusion.

Can I cancel tickets? Can I get a refund?

Tickets are non-refundable, but if you are unable to attend a performance, you can:

  • Exchange into another performance (as per above)
  • Give your tickets to a friend (as per above)
  • You can consider donating the value of your tickets to MCB. Donations support our dancers, MCB School, our scholarship program, community outreach programs and much more. Ticket donations are tax deductible.

How do I find out who is dancing?

Casting is announced 1 – 2 weeks before each program begins. We announce this on social media (Facebook, Instagram) channels and on our website, on the program pages.

What if I miss a performance by accident?

Unfortunately, we cannot exchange tickets from a past performance. To help prevent ticket holders from accidentally missing performances, we send pre-performance reminders by email before your show. If you don’t receive these reminders, contact Customer Relations and they can sign you up.

I have a personal or medical issue that means I can’t attend, what can I do?

If you are requesting a ticket refund based on medical advice or extenuating circumstances, please contact Customer Relations.

What is the duration of the performances?

An approximate duration and intermissions is published on the MCB website. We also include this in the pre-performance emails sent to ticket-holders about 2 days prior to performance. As a general indication, most performances are approximately 2 hours long.

I’ve lost my tickets, what do I do?

In most cases lost tickets can be replaced with a Lost Ticket Voucher (this is slightly different from a new ticket), but we will ask you to confirm the basic details of the booking to do this. Please contact us as soon as you realize you have mislaid your ticket/s.

At the theater – You may also visit MCB Customer Relations at Will Call. With valid ID and/or Order Confirmation number, they can issue you a Lost Ticket Voucher.

What discounted ticket programs do you offer?

Student Rush – $15 tickets are available from about 2 weeks before each program. See our website for details.

The best way to ensure you are notified about discounts is to sign up to receive emails from Miami City Ballet. E-news subscribers receive discounts, competitions and other offers throughout the year.

What age children can attend the ballet?

Many children love seeing the ballet, and we encourage you to bring them! The Nutcracker is a family tradition for many people, and children will enjoy other works that Miami City Ballet presents.

As a general guide, we recommend children 4 and over will get the most out of the experience.

Do I need to purchase tickets for my baby?

Yes, every person no matter how old needs a ticket – please contact Customer Relations for info about tickets for babies.

Dress code – what do I wear?

There is no dress code for Miami City Ballet. Some people dress up, some come straight from work, others are more casual. A ‘smart casual’ approach will always be appropriate. It can be cool in the theater, so an extra layer is useful.

I would like to write feedback about the performances, how do I contact MCB?

You are welcome to submit feedback any time. Email CustomerRelations@miamicityballet.org or call us.

 

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Customer Relations
305.929.7010
CustomerRelations@miamicityballet.org
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

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School@miamicityballet.org
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