New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker
As the clock chimes midnight, a brave young girl turns the tide in a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals a wonderful world of confection.
During the holiday period, the entire Company is immersed in activities surrounding George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®.
The holiday tradition
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.
Must-visit in NYC
Children of all ages from New York City and the nation fill the David H. Koch Theater to be captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky's music, Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®, based on the Alexandre Dumas pere version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816), demands a full-scale production.
The Nutcracker is one of the most popular performances in New York City during the holidays. If you know you would like to see the ballet, please purchase tickets online as early in advance as possible. You can buy tickets right here on places.events or from the NYC Ballet website.
Please note all sales for The Nutcracker are final. There are no exchanges or refunds.