The Nutcracker

Nov 25–Dec 31, 2022

Chisako Oga; Ji Young Chae with Artists of Boston Ballet; Chyrstyn Fentroy and Lasha Khozashvili

Liza Voll

Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank

Believe in the impossible

Dare to dream big with New England’s favorite holiday tradition. Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker mesmerizes audiences of all ages with its beloved characters, swoon-worthy sets, and unparalleled choreography.

Slip away into the warm drawing room of the Silberhaus family and watch as Clara’s surroundings transform before your eyes. From the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the awe-inspiring snow scene, this classical ballet—set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score—continues to delight audiences year after year.

Gather your family and friends and embark on a journey to a dreamworld where bravery and imagination save the day. Join us for the first time or continue a holiday tradition and find out why Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the “gold standard” (The Boston Globe).


Boston Ballet is grateful to PNC Bank for its generous support as presenting sponsor of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker.




*= Due to popular demand, we’ve added a performance. Act fast to get the best available seats.

**= In our continuous efforts to create a more accessible and inclusive environment, Boston Ballet is excited to present a
Sensory Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 1:30 pm. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Important messages for attending a live performance of The Nutcracker

  • Children two years of age are not allowed in the theater. All patrons must have a valid ticket; lap sitting is not permitted. Learn more about Kids & Families at the Ballet.
  • Late comers will not be allowed into their seats until after a 24-minute seating hold. Learn more about Attending the Ballet.
  • No proof of vaccination or negative test is needed to enter. Face masks are encouraged but not required. Learn more about Health & Safety.


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Mikko Nissinen

Set and Costume Design

Robert Perdziola

Lighting Design

Mikki Kunttu

Original Premiere

Dec 18, 1892, Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia

World Premiere

Nov 23, 2012, Boston Ballet, Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston, USA