Experience the magic of The Washington Ballet’s charmingly-DC The Nutcracker!
This celebrated production is set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington, King George III, and other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s magical score, this celebrated classic comes to life with intricate, stunning set designs, original period costumes, and over 100 dancers including students and trainees from The Washington School of Ballet. It has become the signature Nutcracker of the nation’s capital.
The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker will transport audiences of all ages into a winter wonderland that has become a lasting holiday tradition not to be missed.
View the digital program below:
The Nutcracker Tea Party
Sunday, December 4
Join your favorite Nutcracker characters for a magical afternoon tea party. Guests will be transported to an enchanting winter wonderland where they will indulge in tea sandwiches, fresh scones, sweet treats, holiday teas, crisp champagne (for the adults), and pose for photos with the iconic Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy. Experience tea time after the matinee performance of The Washington Ballet’s charmingly-DC The Nutcracker at the historic Warner Theatre. This year’s event is sold-out, but we look forward to celebrating with you next year.
Military Appreciation Night
Wednesday, December 7
The Washington Ballet brings the magic of The Nutcracker to service men and women and their families for Military Appreciation Night.
Sunday, December 11
The Nutcracker Family Day is an interactive experience where children of all ages can participate in activities and festivities prior to the matinee performance. Visit craft stations for coloring and search-a-word, photo ops with dancers, and more. Family Day activities are included in the ticket price. Family Day events begin at 11:30am before the 1pm matinee performance.
Julie Kent on The Nutcracker:
Set in historic Georgetown with George Washington as the heroic nutcracker, The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker is charming iteration of the holiday classic. The tone and ambiance of the Warner Theatre and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score contribute to the holiday spirit, and it is a pleasure to see how the performance touches our audience.
The Nutcracker provides wonderful artistic milestones for our dancers as they move through the ranks and grow artistically and technically over the years. It is a joy to see the whole school represented with the company and to get to see the full spectrum of The Washington Ballet onstage.