Available beginning September 5 • Purchase by phone or in person only

Ballets Jazz Montréal in Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue
Ballets Jazz Montréal in Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue

Pay Your Age Program

Discount ticket prices for 12-29 year olds

We’re glad you’re here! You now know about this awesome discount ticket program designed to make dance performance tickets accessible for 12-29 year old patrons like you!

This program has provided the opportunity for many local young people to discover dance – sometimes with a long-lasting impact that influences the direction of their lives, such as celebrated choreographer Alysa Pires whose works have been performed by companies such as the New York City Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, Alberta Ballet, Ballet Kelowna, Ballet Edmonton, and more.

Growing up in Saanichton, Dance Victoria’s programming was some of my first exposure to professional dance. I distinctly remember seeing Ailey II perform Revelations, Crystal Pite’s mixed programme for Les Ballets Jazz, and Christopher House’s work with Toronto Dance Theatre, among others. These experiences ignited my passion for contemporary dance and showed me the possibilities of pursuing a professional career. Having access to world-class performances at an accessible price point through Dance Victoria’s “Youth Pass” program (now called “Pay Your Age” program) was paramount in the early development of my choreographic life.

Alysa Pires, choreographer

Beginning September 5, purchase Pay Your Age (PYA) tickets for any of the following performances:

Gibney Company (New York)Nov 17 + 18, 2023
Compagnie Hervé KOUBI (France and Algiers)Feb 2 + 3, 2024
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble (India and Sri Lanka)Mar 8 + 9, 2024
Ballets Jazz Montréal (BJM) (Canada)Apr 26 + 27, 2024
Circa (Australia)Feb 10, 2024
Õkāreka Dance Company (New Zealand)Mar 27, 2024

When we offer single ticket sales for the Dance at the Royal Series, you can purchase your tickets from the Royal McPherson Box Office by phone at 250-386-6121 — but you must pick up your tickets yourself. Proof of age by each ticket holder (with your student ID, BCID, or Driver’s License) will be required at the time of pick-up. Check Box Office hours here to confirm that ticket pickup is possible prior to the performance date.

To order a group of PYA tickets, please use the group order form provided here.  (To insure your booking, please return this form to Dance Victoria at [email protected] no less than two weeks prior to the performance.) Please be advised that these tickets are subject to availability and the Royal McPherson box office will add a $5 handling fee to each Pay Your Age ticket in your purchase.

NOTE: Before arranging a group booking – Dance Victoria advises that you call the Dance Victoria office at 250-595-1829 to confirm that PYA tickets have not sold out for your chosen performance.

  • Must be between the ages of 12-29 at date of ticket purchase*
  • Open to 12-29 year olds with a valid student ID or BCID/Driver’s License
  • Pay Your Age tickets are not available in the Loge or Premium seating sections
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  • ACT FAST! There’s a limited quantity per show and these will sell quickly
  • Available from advertised date until sold (advance sales only)
  • Nutcracker performances are not included in this program
  • Questions? Contact Dance Victoria at [email protected]

*Unless otherwise noted, all Dance at the Royal performances are recommended for children ages 12 and up. This recommendation is based on potentially adult content and language, as well as length of performance, which may be challenging for younger children to sit through. Understanding this suggested age guideline, if you would like to purchase a ticket for a child younger than 12, please contact the Royal McPherson Box Office directly at 250-386-6121. Tickets will be honoured at the minimum Pay Your Age price of $12 plus fees. When you pick up your tickets, you will need to provide your child’s birth certificate or other proof-of-age document.

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PYA Program Sponsor:
Toes 'n' Taps Dance Shoppe