Children’s Matinees &
Kids’ Night Out

Children’s Saturday Matinees

The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies that perform during the season. These one-hour performances are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children, and each one is followed by a FREE Kids’ Party in the theater lobby, complete with live music, face-painting, snacks, and additional activities.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter available upon request. Please call 919-684-6402 to request at least two weeks ahead.

The 2019 Children’s Matinee series includes
Paul Taylor Dance Company (June 29, 1:00pm, Reynolds Industries Theater)
Pilobolus (July 6, 1:00pm, Page Auditorium)
Malpaso Dance Company (July 13, 1:00pm, Page Auditorium).

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$10 Children’s Matinee tickets are made possible with support from Jody and John Arnhold/Arnhold Foundation


Kids’ Night Out

American Dance Festival 2010

Area youth, ages 6–17, 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. KNO tickets not available for Children’s Matinee tickets.

The 2019 Kids Night Out program is supported by the Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation, Inc.