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December 18-30

Through its inspiring story, beautiful music, and charming choreography, The Nutcracker is a celebration of the joyous holiday season. Every year The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with young Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of the Sweets. For adults, it is a time to relive cherished memories of childhood. For children who wait with breathless anticipation for the holidays to arrive, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family and friends.


This years Nutcracker will feature Historic Archival Performances from Chicago’s historic Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Avenue.

Performance Schedule 

 Friday, December 18th at 7:00pm - Historic Archival Performance

Saturday, December 19th at 7:00 pm - Historic Archival Performance

 Sunday, December 20th at 2:00 pm - Historic Archival Performance

Wednesday, December 23rd at 7:00 pm - Historic Archival Performance

Saturday, December 26th at 7:00 pm - Historic Archival Performance

Sunday, December 27th at 2:00 pm - Historic Archival Performance

Wednesday, December 30th at 7:00 pm - Historic Archival Performance

Learn more about the Kimpton Hotel Nutcracker package HERE
Executive Chef José González of Eddie V's - Nutcracker recipes HERE

Mention Ballet Chicago with any order and receive a free dessert - valid until December 31st!

Tips on broadcasting our Nutcracker Zoom shows on your Television HERE
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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is proud supporter of Ballet Chicago's The Nutcracker.

Learn more about joining The Girl Scouts HERE