The Nutcracker

Dec 09, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at The Community Center Theater

Single tickets on sale now

Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 2:00PM**
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 7:00PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 1:00PM (Live Music)**
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 5:30PM
Friday, December 15, 2017 – 7:00PM**
Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 2:00PM (Live Music)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 7:00PM (Live Music)
Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 1:00PM (Live Music)**
Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 5:30PM
Friday, December 22, 2017 – 7:00PM (Live Music)
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 2:00PM (Live Music)
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 7:00PM (Live Music)

View all performances of Ron Cunningham’s The Nutcracker

The most beloved of all Sacramento traditions, Ron Cunningham’s delightful The Nutcracker is the “Crown Jewel” of holiday entertainment. Clara’s fearless battle with the Mouse King, the soaring Magic Balloon, the sparkling Snowflake Forest, the delicious Kingdom of the Sweets, and the radiant elegance of the Sugar Plum Fairy have been creating cherished family memories for three decades.

Select performances will feature live music by the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera Orchestra.

Make your Nutcracker experience even more memorable with these free add-ons.  (select performances only)

Unwrapping the Presents Beneath the Tree: A look behind the scenes
The Sacramento Ballet hopes you’ll join us to learn more about our favorite holiday tradition! Arrive at the theatre by 12:30pm on Saturday or 11:30am on Sunday to watch the end of company class on stage, see the stagehands begin preparations for the performance, and talk with our Artistic Directors, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier about what makes this ballet a magical experience for everyone involved!

Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 2:00PM:  Please arrive by 12:30PM
Sunday, December 10 & 17, 2017 – 1:00PM:  Please arrive by 11:45AM
Friday, December 15, 2017 – 7:00PM:  Please arrive by 5:30PM

No matter how bah-humbug-gy you may feel, the Sacramento Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ will brighten your outlook. It is a magical adventure, a celebration of the innocence and wonder of childhood that is tailor-made for the holiday season”. — Sacramento Bee, 12/13/2010

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