The Nutcracker Comes to the New York City Ballet

October 26, 2022 Desiree Homer

Even if you’re not a doting fan of ballet or taking in a ballet performance, there’s one show nearly everyone can get excited about seeing. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® comes to the New York City Ballet. And it’s a beloved story that rings in the holiday season. Get your tickets and prepare to be delighted by this year’s performance.

The Official Performance Details

Get all the information you need about George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® on the New York City Ballet Company’s website.

See the full schedule, kicking off this season on November 25th and running through December 31st. Buy tickets for a weeknight or weekend performance that fits your family’s schedule. 

The show is expected to last roughly two hours.

Act I: 49 minutes

Act II: 41 minutes

The New York City Ballet is in the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center. The box office is in the lobby of this Upper West Side of Manhattan venue. Additional questions about accessibility, directions and tickets can be directed there:

Phone: 212-496-0600


This Year’s Show Is Quite the Production

The entire Company jumps into support for this incredible series of performances. There are 90 dancers, more than 60 musicians, and 40 stage assistants. And over 125 children involved, among the two alternating casts hailing from the School of American Ballet to bring this magical Christmas tale to life on stage.

Guests can expect captivating music from the famed Tschaikovsky, along with George Balanchine’s dazzling choreography. The lighting, the costumes, and the sets will all enchant in bringing this version of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King to the stage.

The Wow Factor

This classic holiday tale may date back to the early 1800s. But this year’s ballet performance is infused with technology that will wow fans and inspire gasps among the audience. The visual effects are nothing short of grand, including the one-ton Christmas tree that illuminates and grows before your eyes from 12 feet to 41 feet. Every detail is stunning, down to the tiny crystal-shaped snowflakes that fall for each performance, only to be swept up and used for subsequent performances.

Create a new family tradition and introduce your kids to the holiday ballet that rings in the season! Get tickets and see George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®.

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