NYC Ballet Prices in New York City Ballet Posted July 13, 2011 We all have our personal values. Clearly. As a Russian American who grew up in this country, and simply as a human being, I found your post incredibly offensive and have reported it to the moderators. As to the point that City Ballet tickets are a rare commodity and, therefore, the company, as a free market agent, can raise their prices sky high, I would argue that they should first try selling out the repertory season at the current price. If, as has been reported on the board, their average attendance rate is only 62%, they can not be said to be in possession of a hot commodity, and should sell their tickets at a discount instead of creating a false sense of scarcity by closing off the top two rings.