Lucky you. You've got over 100 seats in our LGBTQ Orchestra section at opening night of the Boston Ballet's new show on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm. And anyone who jumps on board gets invited to an exclusive after-party with the dancers right next door. It's a premium night out at 60% off face value ($108 → $39.50)—brought to you only by The Welcoming Committee.

The program: Thrill of Contact, a stunning new showcase of precision and athleticism. It's a sampler of four different dances set to the classics—Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Schubert. One of them is a world premiere. And you'll be first to see it.

Best part: we're working with Opus Affair, a community organization dedicated to preserving the arts, to bring you an unforgettable after-party at a nearby bar. Meet the dancers who just poured their hearts out on stage. They seem like fun. Chat with them over cocktails. Get a few photos. Incomparable access... on a budget.

This event is sold out. Add your name to waitlist here.


  • Seats are in the best section, Orchestra, Rows R through W.

  • If you’re coming solo and want to sit with other TWC members doing the same, just join the "TWC Corps and Friends" group, and you'll be mixed up with other TWCers.

  • If you’re coming with friends but want to buy all of the tickets at once, just hit “participate as an individual” and select the number of tickets you want. Remember: you’ll be the person picking up the tickets for your friends and will need to distribute them.

  • If you’re coming with a group, but you don't want to buy all of the tickets yourself, hit "create a group." Your friends will be able to join your group, and you'll all be seated together. Just make sure your friends get their tickets before we sell out!

  • The week of the event, we'll send you information confirming after-party and performance details.

Performance Details:

  • Thrill of Contact features works by Balanchine, Robbins, Forsythe, and a world premier by Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Jeffrey Cirio.

  • Works:

    • George Balanchine - Theme and Variations

      • Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky

      • Considered a crown jewel of Balanchine’s career, this ballet is a glittering work set to an expressive and grand Tchaikovsky score.

    • Jerome Robbins - The Concert

      • Music by Frédéric Chopin

      • Robbins' comic parody of a classical music concert is a light-hearted ballet about the complexities of relationships and what it means to be human.

    • William Forsythe - The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

      • Music by Franz Schubert

      • Set to the final movement of Schubert's Symphony No. 9, this magnificent display of classical technique celebrates physical mastery and precision.

    • Jeffrey Cirio - fremd (World Premiere)

      • Music/soundscapes from Frédéric Chopin, John Field, Olaf Bender, and Aphex Twin

      • fremd - meaning alien or strange - is Principal Dancer Jeffrey Cirio's first main stage work, set to music by Chopin, John Field, Byetone, and Aphex Twin. His vision is "to reach outside the box with no inhibitions."