ADF Kids

Children’s Saturday Matinees

The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies from the season. These one-hour shows begin at 1:00pm at the Durham Performing Arts Center and are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children.  Additionally, each one is followed by a FREE Kids’ Party in the DPAC lobbies, complete with live music, face-painting, snacks, and additional activities.

2014 Children’s Matinee Series
Durham Performance Arts Center

Tickets: $16
Ballet Hispanico: June 21
Pilobolus: June 28
Paul Taylor Dance Company: July 19

Buy tickets to all 3 performances for $32.25!

Watch a video about Pilobolus’ Children’s Matinee program!


Pilobolus Rules @ Play from Pilobolus on Vimeo.


Kids’ Night Out

American Dance Festival 2010

Area youth, ages 6–16, are invited to attend any evening ADF performance for free with the purchase of a single ticket or subscription. Kids’ Night Out (KNO) tickets give patrons the ability to share their love of the ADF and modern dance with the next generation of dance-goers.

“We LOVE the Kids Night Out aspect of your season ticketing. It’s a highlight of our 7 and 10 year old daughters’ year!” Lauren Benedict, ADF Patron

*A limited number of KNO tickets will be available for each performing company. As some programs may contain adult themes or nudity, the purchase of KNO tickets is left to the discretion of parents and guardians. Programs with known adult content will be noted.