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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®

Nov 24–Dec 31, 2023

Approx. 2 hrs

The quintessential New York City holiday experience, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® whisks away children and adults alike with Tschaikovsky’s immortal score. A cast of 150 delectable characters with sensational sets and costumes transports audiences to the luscious Land of Sweets for waltzing treats to delight the entire family. Purchase tickets today for an unforgettable adventure.

During the holiday period, the entire Company is immersed in activities surrounding George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®. All 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 40 stagehands, and more than 125 children in two alternating casts from the School of American Ballet join forces to make each performance as magical as possible.

Audiences of all ages are sure to be captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky's music, Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets. Based on the Alexandre Dumas père version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816), George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® is one of the most complex ballets in the Company's active repertory and provides an unforgettable spark to the holiday season.

Please Note

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is recommended for ages 5+, and all patrons, including small children sitting in laps, must have a ticket to enter the theater.

Look for VIP Sweet Seats

With this special holiday package, each admission includes premium seating, souvenir book, a sweet treat, and for every two tickets purchased, you’ll receive a voucher good for one complimentary keepsake photo. Plus, Sweet Seat ticket holders save 15% when purchasing additional photos at the Nutcracker photo opportunity.

Orders of 15 or more tickets must be processed by NYCB Group Sales. Additional fees are noted online where applicable. Required charges to phone, internet, and box office sales apply. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Performances begin at the announced start time, and in deference to the viewing and listening pleasure of the audience in the auditorium, and to the performers onstage, there is no late or re-entry seating. We regret that we cannot replace or refund tickets for performances you miss.

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