The Nutcracker in Lynchburg

Sweeten your holiday season with Lynchburg’s Nutcracker presented by CAPTRUST! Local dancers join Charlottesville Ballet’s professional company onstage with live music by the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir. Join Clara and her magical Nutcracker doll for a journey through Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets in the enchanting 90-minute performance that’s sure to delight the entire family!


LOCATION: The Academy Center of the Arts | 600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

* Class with Clara VIP Children’s Event after the performance sponsored by New Covenant Schools
†Meet the Ballet VIP Pre-show Cocktail Reception at 6:00PM sponsored by Shoemaker’s American Grille

VIP Events

Class with Clara

Your child can experience the magic of​ ​The Nutcracker after our matinee performances by taking a ballet class onstage with Clara and her friends! Perfect for ​boys and girls ​ages 3-8, participants learn introductory ballet steps and have photo opportunities with the dancers while adults enjoy a holiday cocktail toast with artists from Charlottesville Ballet.

Event Sponsor: New Covenant Schools

Meet the Ballet

Enrich your family experience and join us for a pre-performance cocktail with the artists.  Join us at 6:00PM to get behind the scenes of The Nutcracker with a 30-minute introduction to the performance including discussions of choreography, music, and the process of bringing ballet to the stage.

Event Sponsor: Shoemakers American Grille