You have several options for enjoying The Nutcracker the 2019 holiday season in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area, from Carolina Ballet’s production, to youth ballet, a hip hop rendition, a re-imagined version with a Durham twist, and even a performance by the spectacular Moscow Ballet.
There are Nutcracker productions in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Wake Forest.
Read on for discounted tickets to Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, as well as information on nine other productions.
Some of these performances have taken place since the original publication of the list, but some are still to come, so please read on to learn about all of them.
Carolina Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”
December 7th-8th: UNC Memorial Hall
December 14th-15th: DPAC
December 18th-29th: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts)
Tickets vary in price, starting at $47. Kids’ tickets are half price.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Great Russian Nutcracker
December 18th – 19th
Carolina Theatre, 309 W Morgan St, Durham
Tickets start at $31, but there’s a Groupon available
The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists, Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes.
Walltown Children’s Theatre’s The Durham Nutcracker
November 12th through December 15th, 2019
1225 Berkeley Street, Durham
More information on Durham Nutcracker
Buy tickets here.
Experience a musical re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker — a refreshing twist on this holiday classic. With a highly diverse cast, this adaptation tells the story of two rival dancers competing for the part of Clara. Promoting tolerance and inclusion, this show is sure to appeal to a new generation of audiences and provide fun for the whole family.
Hip Hop Nutcracker
Hip Hop Nutcracker
Saturday, November 30th, 2019
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham
Tickets start at $35
A holiday mash-up for the entire family with emcee Kurtis Blow, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a fourth national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours.
International Ballet Academy Presents The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 14th, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sensory-friendly performance for families with special needs Sunday, December 15th, 11 a.m.
1500 N. Harrison Avenue, Cary
Tickets $15-$20 (with Sunday’s performance free)
Cary’s full-length Nutcracker, with the Triangle’s only sensory-friendly performance.
Barriskill Dance Theatre School’s Nutcracker
Friday, December 13th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 14th, 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 14th, 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 15th, 1 p.m.
Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham
$30 Price Level 1
$25 Price Level 2
$15 Youth (10 & under)
Cary Ballet’s Nutcracker
Cary Ballet Company’s Nutcracker
The Nutcracker: Prices TBA
December, 20th, 7:00 pm
December 21st, 2:00 & 7:00 pm
December 22nd, 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m.
The Nutcracker Suite (condensed for younger audiences): Price TBA
December 20th, 11:00 am
December 21st, 11:00 am
Nutcracker Ballerina Tea (tickets sold separately by Town of Cary): $12
December 20th and 21st, 11:00 am – noon
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, 919-469-4069
Triangle Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker
East Chapel Hill High School: November 30th at 7 p.m. and December 1st at 4 p.m.
Carolina Theatre, Durham: December 14th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Buy tickets ($19 to $27) for the Chapel Hill shows.
Buy tickets ($19 to $27) for the Durham Shows.
Jill M. Taylor Dance Company’s Nutcracker
Saturday, December 14th at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh
$15-$17 in advance
$18-$20 at a the door
City Ballet’s Nutcracker
December 14th and 14th
Stewart Theatre at NC State, 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh
Tickets: $15, $25, $30
Buy tickets here.
City Ballet Raleigh has been presenting Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” for more than 25 years. Guests artist include Max Isaacson as the Nutcracker Prince, Amanda Gerhardt at the sugar Plum Fairy, and Marcelo Martinez as Cavalier.