Philadelphia’s greatest holiday tradition

What would the holidays be without George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®? Whether it’s your first or thirty-first time seeing Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of the classic, watching the timeless story brought to life is always a delight. From a festive family party, to the exciting battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, and the delectable journey through the Land of Sweets, Marie’s magical story is thrilling for the young – and young at heart.

Ava DiEmedio and Ian Hussey | Photo: Chris Crisman

The Nutcracker News & Events

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Dress Rehearsal

Friday, December 7, 2018 1:00PM
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Tea with the Sugarplum Fairy

Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:00PM
Experience a magical day with the Sugarplum Fairy!
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Tea with the Sugarplum Fairy

Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:00PM
Experience a magical day with the Sugarplum Fairy!
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Metro: Everything to know about this year's performance of The Nutcracker at The Pennsylvania Ballet

Published on: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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Philadelphia Tribune: Sensory-friendly venues accommodate guests on the autism spectrum

Published on: Friday, September 14, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ BalletX, Jessica Lang, and 12 more top picks for the Philadelphia fall dance season

Published on: Friday, September 14, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

The Hotel Times: Philadelphia: For the Arts & Culture Lovers Upcoming events – September to December 2018

Published on: Friday, August 31, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Philadelphia Magazine: 5 Philly Artists You Need to See This Fall

Published on: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Whether you enjoy the grandeur and pageantry of full-length ballets or the breathtaking innovation of more contemporary works, our 54th season consists of a mixed repertoire designed to thrill and delight.

Meet the Ballet

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The School

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the Greater Philadelphia area, providing our students with exceptional technical training and unparalleled performance opportunities.