The Nutcracker in Charlottesville

Sweeten your holiday season with Charlottesville Ballet’s professional production of the classic holiday ballet presented by CAPTRUST! The Nutcracker follows a young girl named Clara, who receives a magical wooden nutcracker as a holiday gift. Clara journeys through Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets in a holiday celebration that’s not to be missed. This enchanting 90-minute performance is set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score and is sure to delight the entire family!

LOCATION: PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Building | 501 College Drive in Charlottesville, VA


* Class with Clara event after the performance!
Meet the Ballet Pre-show hot cocoa & discussion at 6:00PM

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Class with Clara

Your child can experience the magic of The Nutcracker by taking a ballet class onstage with Clara and her friends! Perfect for ages 3-8, participants learn introductory ballet steps and have photo opportunities with the Charlottesville Ballet dancers. “Class with Clara” is held after select performances of The Nutcracker

VIP tickets to the event are $75 per child (Tier 1 Seating) or $55 per child (Tier 2 Seating), which includes seating for the performance and a special Nutcracker souvenir.

Meet the Ballet

Enrich your family experience and join us for a pre-performance lecture to have hot cocoa and meet the artists.  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.