Don’t miss the return of Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition! Join us for the magic and wonder of The Nutcracker, with sparkling choreography, awe-inspiring sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. When Clara receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve, her dreams take her on a grand adventure. Follow Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to the wondrous Land of Sweets, where a fantastic cast of characters awaits. Meet the Snow Queen and her King, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, mischievous mice, brave toy soldiers, chicks, bumblebees and even Clara’s friend Minnie the Poodle. Plus, dozens of local young performers join Cincinnati Ballet’s professional dancers onstage for these holiday performances. It’s a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family!
Choreography: Victoria Morgan
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
performed with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Scenic Design: John Ezell
Costume Design: Carrie Robbins
Lighting Design: Trad A Burns
Mice Hip-Hop Choreography: Derrek Burbridge
Associate Scenic Design: Gene Emerson Friedman
Wigs & Makeup: James Geier of J. Geier Designs LTD
Magic Consultation: Sean Owens, with Wood Herron & Evans LLP
Purchase with confidence! We recognize it may be difficult to make long-term plans, we want you to feel confident making your ticket purchase. For every ticket purchase this season, you’re guaranteed flexibility to:
The health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff remain Cincinnati Ballet’s top priority. All ticket holders ages 12 and above are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination for entry into Cincinnati Music Hall and the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Proof of a negative COVID test will also be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination. The negative test can either be a PCR test taken with in 72 hours of the performance or an antigen test by a healthcare or pharmacy provider within 24 hours.
In addition, all guests regardless of age or vaccination status are required to wear masks inside the venue at all times, including while seated in performance spaces. This policy will remain in effect until further notice. Cincinnati Ballet, along with our venue partners, will continue to closely monitor the rate of Covid-19 transmission in Hamilton County and assess and adjust accordingly. Additional Covid 19-related health protocols and requirements may be in effect at the time of future events. Cincinnati Ballet will communicate any changes via email prior to all affected performance.