The Nutcracker

The dazzling audience favorite, The Nutcracker, returns to the stage presented by Blue Ridge Bank! Join us in Charlottesville and Lynchburg to experience the magic. This enchanting 90-minute performance follows the story of Clara on her adventure through the Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets as she meets friends and foes alike. Experience Tchaikovsky’s treasured score and a magical snowfall in this dazzling holiday classic that features the professional company and over 100 community dancers from across Central Virginia!


Academy Center of the Arts
December 10 | 1:00PM* & 5:00PM
December 11 | 3:00PM*

Almost Sold Out!


V. Earl Dickinson Theater at PVCC
December 17 | 11:30AM* & 3:30PM*
December 18 | 12:30PM* & 4:30PM

Almost Sold Out!

Open Dress Rehearsal
December 16 | 6:45PM

*Class with Clara

Your child can experience the magic of The Nutcracker after select 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.

Please email us at [email protected] if you need help booking a Class with Clara ticket.

Can’t join us in the theater?

Bring home holiday magic with these digital experiences:


Available to stream November 25, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Stream our spectacular performance of The Nutcracker in the comfort of your home! This pay-what-you-can event features footage from past Charlottesville Ballet performances.


December 28 at 4:00PM EDT

Your child can experience the magic of The Nutcracker virtually by taking a ballet class live from your living room with Clara and her friends! Perfect for ages 3-8 and a wonderful gift idea to share the magic of the holidays with your family. Check out the printable digital gift certificate to give to your favorite little dancer!

The Nutcracker is proudly presented by:

Land of the Snowflakes inspired by: