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.
With over 40 scheduled performances, 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. This year we’ll also celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Washington School of Ballet.
November 23-24 at THEARC
November 30-December 29 at the Warner Theatre
Family Day: Sunday, December 1
Military Night: Wednesday, December 4
The Nutcracker Tea Party: Sunday, December 8 at 11AM and 3PM at The Williard InterContinental Hotel
Julie Kent on The Nutcracker:
Set in historic Georgetown with George Washington as the heroic nutcracker and houseguests like Frederick Douglass, John Paul Jones, and Harriet Tubman, 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.
The Nutcracker Synopsis
History of TWB's The Nutcracker
THEARC 1:30pm THEARC 5:30pm THEARC 1:30pm THEARC 5:30pm
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020 202.889.8150
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020
513 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA