Nutcracker Performances in the Philadelphia Area

Make memories with the kids by watching the Nutcracker come to life on stage this holiday season
For more holiday events, check out our Holiday Event Guide.

December 2nd -3rd

The Philadelphia Dance Academy, now in its 19th season, and its youth performance company, The Philadelphia Youth Ballet, celebrate their 14th annual production of The Nutcracker: the popular ballet that has become a holiday classic throughout the world. Our production of the Nutcracker features performances by Dance Academy students, Youth Ballet members, and professional guest artists. Performances are Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3.

December 2nd -3rd

Get tickets to see the local performance of the Nutcracker. Tickets are sold at the door. Performances Friday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM, Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00PM, and Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00PM

What would the holidays be without George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®? Whether it’s your first or thirty-first time seeing Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of the classic, watching the timeless story brought to life is always a delight. From a festive family party to the exciting battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, and the delectable journey through the Land of Sweets, Marie’s magical story is thrilling for the young – and young at heart.

December 15th - 17th

Join us this December for the Holiday Classic, The Nutcracker! Ring in the season with Tchaikovsky's timeless score, and join Clara and her Uncle Drosselmeyer as they battle the Mouse King, travel through a magical forest of dancing snowflakes, and finally enter the Land of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy who rewards them with performances by a sweet cast of characters.

The Rock School
Dec. 15,16 & 17 

Classic Nutcracker brings to life the night when Clara Silberhaus received an enchanted Nutcracker doll from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. His Christmas gift comes to life, introducing Clara to giant mice, toy soldiers, and a kingdom where holiday treats dance in spectacular splendor. Audiences follow the story from the opulent Silberhaus mansion through a snowy wonderland into the fantastical Land of the Sweets. Children of all ages delight in this holiday tradition's charm, beauty, and grandeur, featuring a cast of over 150 performers and award-winning dancers from the acclaimed Rock School for Dance.