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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®

Nov 26, 2021–Jan 02, 2022


After a year without mischievous mice and prancing sweets at Lincoln Center, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® makes its grand return. Celebrate the season with the exquisite costumes and magnificent sets of this beloved production, and allow Tschaikovsky’s iconic score to transport you to a land of twirling snowflakes, leaping candy canes, waltzing flowers, and so much more. Don’t miss your chance to treat your family – and yourself – to the magic of this enchanting holiday tradition once again.


With safety at the forefront, we will be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for all visitors to the David H. Koch Theater for performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Audience members 12 years of age or older will be required to show in-person proof of vaccination upon entering the theater. Children between the ages of 5-11 who are not able to be fully vaccinated by the time of their performance, children under the age of 5 who are not able to be vaccinated, and those who are not able to be vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely held religious belief, will be permitted to attend performances of The Nutcracker with proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance. As a further tool to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, NYCB will require proper mask usage for all patrons, regardless of age or vaccination status, at all performances. 


This production is appropriate for ages 5+, and all patrons, including small children sitting in laps, must have a ticket to enter the theater.

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