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Commit to a Subscription Package or Membership today and you’ll receive priority ticketing access to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and other exclusive benefits to enhance your NYCB experience.

New York City Ballet performs a thrilling repertory that is unparalleled the world over, including classic works from our founding choreographers, ground-breaking world premieres, and, of course, our holiday presentation of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

This cherished tradition has been an annual highlight ever since its debut in 1954. New for the 2019-20 Season, qualifying subscribers and members will be able to purchase priority tickets for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® online.

Following Thanksgiving, brave Marie, the magical Sugarplum Fairy, and the entire cast of delightful characters will return to the stage at David H. Koch Theater to dazzle audiences with the magic of the holiday season. Don’t miss your chance to join the NYCB family and secure preferred locations before the general public. Read on to find the option and exclusive benefits that suit you best.



NYCB subscribers get the best deal in the house with savings over regular box office prices and prime seat locations. You'll also gain access to exclusive added convenience and value-saving subscriber benefits, including Nutcracker priority ordering.



Members experience inside access to all our Company has to offer such as working dress rehearsals, receptions, and Inside NYCB presentations. Nutcracker priority ordering begins as a benefit at the $250 Advocate level of membership and above.


Neither subscription packages nor Nutcracker priority ticketing access is available to individuals, households, or accounts with a history of purchasing bulk tickets. If the purchase of subscription packages or Nutcracker priority tickets, and/or donations, are detected on the part of individuals, households, accounts, bots, or patrons creating duplicate accounts to conceal previous bulk ticket purchasing, orders may be cancelled and donations may be refunded without consideration.

Nutcracker orders on have a 14 ticket limit. If bulk purchasing is detected on the part of individuals, bots, or patrons creating duplicate accounts to purchase more than the stated limit, orders may be cancelled without consideration.

Print-at-home is not offered as a ticketing option for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Entry requires a New York City Ballet ticket printed by the David H. Koch Theater. E-tickets, print-at-home tickets, and copies of tickets are not valid and will not be accepted.