Celebrate the season by taking the family to see this timeless Christmas ballet.
The elaborate costumes, beautiful choreography, and the unforgettable music of The Nutcracker will kick off the holiday season in style. Whether you'd prefer to dress up for a night on the town or see a more laid-back matinée, here are several Virginia performances for you to consider.
Courtesy of The Moscow Ballet
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
This nationwide tour is a wonderful, classic rendition of the beloved ballet. One of the coolest aspects of the show is that they incorporate local dancers, mostly children, to dance in each performance.
- WHEN: December 10-11, 2019 | 7 p.m.
- WHERE: George Mason University | 4373 Mason Pond Drive | Fairfax, VA
- TICKETS: $29-$175 | Purchase online here.
Courtesy of Manassas Ballet Theatre
Manassas Ballet Theatre
In addition to the ensemble cast of the professional troupe, the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra will be performing the classical score live.
- WHEN: December 18-23, 2019
- WHERE: Hylton Performing Arts Center | 10960 George Mason Circle | Manassas, VA
- TICKETS: $40-$80 | Purchase online here.
Courtesy of The Richmond Ballet
The Richmond Ballet
This is the 40th season that artistic director Stoner Winslett has staged this acclaimed, traditional version of The Nutcracker.
- WHEN: December 6-8, 2019
- WHERE: Chrysler Hall | 215 St. Pauls Boulevard | Norfolk, VA
- TICKETS: $40-$75 | Purchase online here.
- WHEN: December 13-23, 2019
- WHERE: Carpenter Theatre | 600 East Grace Street | Richmond, VA
- TICKETS: $25-$125 | Purchase online here.
Courtesy of Virginia Regional Ballet
Virginia Regional Ballet
This performance is presented by the Virginia Regional Ballet with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra.
- WHEN: December 21, 2019
- WHERE: Ferguson Center for the Arts | 1 Avenue of the Arts | Newport News, VA
- TICKETS: $30.50-$65.00 | Purchase online here.
Courtesy of Ballet Virginia
Symphonicity, the Virginia Beach symphonic orchestra, will be performing Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score, and the region's best local dancers will be joining the professional ballet troupe.
- WHEN: December 20-22, 2019
- WHERE: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts | 201 Market Street | Virginia Beach, VA
- TICKETS: $22-$59 | Purchase online here.
Will you be attending one of these performances of The Nutcracker this year? Is this an annual tradition for your family? Let us know in the comments!