Make memories this holiday season with Philadelphia’s favorite holiday tradition – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. From Balanchine’s lively choreography and the beautiful sets and costumes to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, there’s so much to love in this joyous ballet. Join Marie, the Mouse King, and all of the other beloved characters for this perfect holiday treat.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is currently available as an add-on to a 2020/2021 Season subscription. Single tickets will be available over the summer.

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The Nutcracker News & Events

The Nutcracker News & Events

ThinkingDance: “No Shush Zone”: An Inclusive, Sensory-friendly Nutcracker

Published on: Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Main Line Suburban News: Pennsylvania Ballet helps 'The Nutcracker' come alive for students with special needs

Published on: Monday, December 23, 2019
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The Philadelphia Inquirer: 'Nutcracker': A backstage pass

Published on: Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Broad Street Review: Tchaikovsky: The music behind the ballet

Published on: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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The Philadelphia Tribune: 'Nutcracker' spurred Jermel Johnson's interest in dancing

Published on: Saturday, December 7, 2019
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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ enchants with snow, Sugar Plum, and a sparkling new tree

Published on: Saturday, December 7, 2019
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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ Christmas tree just got a $100,000 makeover

Published on: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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Asbury Park Press: 40 places to see The Nutcracker in New Jersey, New York City and Pennsylvania

Published on: Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Visit Philadelphia: Top Things to Do in Philadelphia in December 2019

Published on: Thursday, November 7, 2019
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CBS3: Man Proposes to Girlfriend On Her Birthday At Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ Show

Published on: Thursday, December 27, 2018
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Burlington County Times: Seven Burlington County children to dance in “The Nutcracker”

Published on: Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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Philly Voice: Pennsylvania Ballet challenges Gritty with 'The Nutcracker's' Mouse King

Published on: Thursday, December 20, 2018

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