Tchaikovsky’s beautiful ballet was first performed in 1892. Over 100 years later, it is still a holiday tradition performed around the world. Here is where you can see Clara, her prince, the mice, the Sugar Plum Fairy and more in Puget Sound.
Pacific Northwest Ballet
November 25 – December 27
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Created by PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and world-famous author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, this masterful Nutcracker production is like no other in the world. With live orchestra, magnificent sets and costumes, and over 200 roles danced by professional dancers and students, nothing fills hearts with holiday magic like PNB’s Nutcracker. Tickets to all performances available online.
Olympic Ballet Theatre
December 4 – 18
Byrnes Performing Arts Center (Dec. 4 – 5)
Everett Performing Arts Center (Dec. 9 – 11)
Edmonds Center for the Arts (Dec. 16 – 18)
Don’t miss a thrilling season of the Nutcracker with new directors, new programing, and fantastic guest artists to bring to life this highly anticipated holiday treat! Our intimate venues offer ideal viewing for audience members of all ages! Tickets to all venues and performances are available online.
December 9 – 17
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
No holiday season would be complete without Ballet Northwest’s annual production of The Nutcracker, a family favorite. Tickets available online.
International Ballet Theatre
December 9 – 23
11100 Northeast 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
IBT performs The Nutcracker ballet in its traditional Russian style with extraordinarily beautiful costumes and tremendous pageantry, including exotic Arabian dancers, a fierce battle scene with lifelike cavalry, soldiers and mice, elegant corps de ballet snowflakes, and of course the beautiful ballerina, Clara, and her handsome prince. Purchase tickets online.
Tacoma City Ballet
December 10 – 21
Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma City Ballet, in concert with The Northwest Sinfonietta, presents the story of Clara and The Nutcracker. This timeless family classic is performed in the tradition of the St. Petersburg Russian original presented over 100 years ago. From choreography to scenery and costume design, this glorious production transports you to a land filled with music, magic and wonder. Tickets available online.
Evergreen City Ballet
December 10 – 18
Auburn Performing Arts Center (Dec. 10 – 11)
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center (Dec. 16 – 18)
700 E Main Street
Auburn, WA 98002
The whole family can enjoy this magical production of The Nutcracker. Our period production includes the beautifully costumed party scene, the traditional mother Ginger, mice that have escaped into the audience, the gorgeous Snow scene and the Waltz of the flowers. Get your tickets early for this one! Purchase tickets to either venue online.