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Go See the Nutcracker in New York

A comprehensive list of 'The Nutcracker' performances in the New York metro area


It wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker, and whether you live in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Nassau County, or Suffolk County, there is a place for you to take your children and your entire family to see the classic holiday ballet. From Nutcracker performances by professional ballet companies, like the New York City Ballet, or a local performance featuring talented children from your area, you’re sure to find a family-friendly performance of The Nutcracker your kids will love.
   

The Nutcracker Performances in Manhattan

MCD's ‘Nutcracker!’
WHEN:
Dec. 6-8, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: The Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Ave., Upper West Side
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Clara goes on a wonderful adventure with her Nutcracker in this family-friendly version.
WANT TO GO? $20-$25. 212-870-6784. trtnyc.org.

Dances Patrelle Presents ‘The Yorkville Nutcracker 2019’
WHEN:
Dec. 13-15, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 12pm and 5pm
WHERE: Kaye Playhouse, 695 Park Ave., Upper East Side
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Set in 1895, this performance takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York’s most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. Plus, The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to dance alongside professional artists.
WANT TO GO? $70. 646-765-4773. dancespatrelle.org.

‘Nutcracker Winter Suite’
WHEN:
Dec. 20-21, Friday, 5pm; Saturday, 3pm
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
AGES: All
WHAT: This one-hour performance begins with the Snow Scene and moves into the Kingdom of Sweets, with the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier, and more.
WANT TO GO? $40; $20 for children and seniors. 212-864-5400. vkdcny.org.

‘My First Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Nov. 23-Dec. 23, Saturday-Sunday, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., Midtown
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: In this 50-minute production, fun filled holiday adventure, audiences will travel with Clara and the Prince to a magical kingdom filled with delicious treats, dancing flowers, and a pesky mouse king.
WANT TO GO? $32.25 and up. 212-239-6200. nycchildrenstheater.org.

George Balanchine's ‘The Nutcracker®’
WHEN:
Nov. 29-Jan. 5, 2020, see website for schedule
WHERE: David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, Lincoln Center
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Each year, 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 40 stagehands, and more than 125 children, in two alternating casts, from the School of American Ballet join forces to present George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® featuring Tschaikovsky's music, Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets.
WANT TO GO? $60 and up. 212-496-0600. nycballet.com.

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The Nutcracker Performances in Brooklyn

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian ‘Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2pm and 7pm
WHERE: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush
AGES: All
WHAT: The Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages with world-class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, and a two-dancer Dove of Peace with a 20-foot wingspan!
WANT TO GO? $33 and up. 718-856-5464. kingstheatre.com.

‘Brooklyn Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2pm and 7pm
WHERE: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush
AGES: All
WHAT: A re-imagined holiday classic, The Brooklyn Nutcracker fuses ballet, hip-hop, and a myriad of world dance genres to create a new tradition for today’s audience. This production transforms familiar Nutcracker characters and scenes to represent the diverse traditions and vibrant culture of melting pot Brooklyn to celebrates the borough we call home.
WANT TO GO? $30 and up. 718-856-5464. kingstheatre.com.

Cobble Hill Ballet Presents Excerpts from ‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Dec. 14-15, Saturday-Sunday, 12pm, 3pm, and 5pm
WHERE: LIU Brooklyn Kumble Theater, 1 University Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn
AGES: All
WHAT: This is a shortened version of the original ballet. From the party scene, to the magical land of snow, Clara’s journey to Candy Land is a colorful mix of dances, including The Sugar Plum Fairy, Russian Dolls, and Waltz of the Flowers, all performed by the children of Cobble Hill Ballet.
WANT TO GO? $23; $15 children 12 and younger; free for children ages 3 and younger on laps. 718-488-1364. kumbletheater.org.

‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2pm and 6:30pm
WHERE: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush
AGES: All
WHAT: Tchaikovsky's classic score is set to explosive hip-hop choreography courtesy of Jennifer Weber. A dozen all-star dancers, plus a DJ, a violinist, and awesome digital scenery bring the traditional Nutcracker story to new life, but with a distinctly urban twist.
WANT TO GO? $29.50-$79.50. 718-856-5464. kingstheatre.com.

‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 15, 12pm and 5pm
WHERE: East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave., East Midwood
AGES: All
WHAT: Company members of ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater and students of the school will perform in an interactive ensemble production. Director Alden LaPaglia sets The Nutcracker's classical choreography and original score within a re-imagined framework of immersive theater.
WANT TO GO? $30; $25 in advance; $20 kids ages 2 and older: $15 kids ages 2 and older in advance. 503-730-5319. aldenmovesbk.com.

Staten Island Ballet Presents ‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Dec. 21-22, Saturday-Sunday, 2pm and 5pm
WHERE: College of Staten Island: Center for the Arts, 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island
AGES: All
WHAT: See a weekend matinee or early evening production of this holiday classic. This program is supported in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and our New York City Council Delegation.
WANT TO GO? $40 and up. 718-980-0500.

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The Nutcracker Performances in Queens

‘The Nutcracker’ by The Salzburg Marionette Theatre
WHEN:
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
AGES: 5-8, adult
WHAT: Coming to Queens all the way from Austria, The Salzburg Marionette Theatre has charmed countless children and adults for over a century!
WANT TO GO? $14; $8 children. 718-463-7700. flushingtownhall.org.

QDP ‘Nutcracker’ Performance
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 7, 6:30pm
WHERE: Queens Dance Project, 214-26 41st Ave., Bayside
AGES: All
WHAT: QDP is presenting its first ever Nutcracker performance and incorporating all styles of dance.
WANT TO GO? $10. 718-229-1133. queensdanceproject.com.

‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Sunday, Dec. 15, 3pm
WHERE: Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
AGES: All
WHAT: The Nutcracker is returning to KCA for another spectacular holiday season. The treasured holiday features the same authentic Russian choreography that is performed in Moscow by the famous Bolshoi Ballet.
WANT TO GO? $23-$42. 718-793-8080. kupferbergcenter.org.

‘The Nutcracker’ and Visit to Santa's Toyland
WHEN:
Sunday, Dec. 15 , 3:30pm
WHERE: LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City
AGES: All
WHAT: For generations children have enjoyed this charming tale of holiday adventure that follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of dolls, toy soldiers, an army of mice, snowflakes, princes, and fairies. After the show, meet and greet the principal soloists from the cast along with Santa in a magical Toyland where each child will receive a special gift.
WANT TO GO? $20. lpac.nyc.

‘The Nutcracker’: Saturday Family Matinee
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 21, 2-3pm
WHERE: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
AGES: All
WHAT: The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, a young girl on the brink of womanhood who's dreams are both childlike and tinged with romance. Ballet for Young Audiences is dedicated to reaching youngsters of all ages and backgrounds to stimulate their cultural growth through exposure to different areas of performance, particularly dance, as it transcends economic and language barriers.
WANT TO GO? $5. 718-658-7400. jcal.org.

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The Nutcracker Performances in Westchester County

‘The Nutcracker Suite’
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 7, 11am; 12:30pm; 2pm
WHERE: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: The Academy of New England Ballet Company will perform some of your favorite Tchaikovsky numbers as they present The Nutcracker Suite. Performance will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by meet and greet with the dancers.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; free for children younger than 1. 203-899-0606. steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Slazburg Marionette Theatre: ‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Sunday, Dec. 8, 3pm
WHERE: Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
AGES: All
WHAT: From Austria with love, these marionettes have delighted children since 1913 worldwide. This original production features live actors with their marionette “friends,” bringing the famous holiday tale of The Nutcracker to sparkling life while set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved music.
WANT TO GO? $26; $24 seniors; $18 children younger than 13. 914-606-6262. sunywcc.edu.



Westchester Ballet Company Presents 'The Nutcracker'
WHEN:
Friday, Dec. 13, 10am
WHERE: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy the thrill of this professionally produced live production, with exquisite choreography, stunning costumes, and special effects.
WANT TO GO? $15-$35. 914-995-4050. westchesterballet.org.

‘The Nutcracker’: An Amanda Kupillas Dance Production
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2:30pm
WHERE: Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington
AGES: All
WHAT: This show was created for families who want to bring their young kids to enjoy a stress-free and short production of the Nutcracker. This magical and timeless tale should be shared with the community in a setting where all ages are welcome.
WANT TO GO? $20; $5 children. 914-591-6602. irvingtontheater.com.

‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Sunday, Dec. 15, 1pm and 5:30pm
WHERE: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Portchester
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Clara on her wild journey through a blizzard of ballerinas into a Land of Sweets filled with colorful characters and pure holiday magic.
WANT TO GO? $25-$45. 914-937-4126. thecapitoltheatre.com.

‘Nutcracker, Short and Sweet’
WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 21, 3pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill
AGES: All
WHAT: Only one hour long and fully narrated from the point of view of Clara, this show is sure to hold the attention of even the youngest ballet fan.
WANT TO GO? $13-$15. 914-739-0039. paramounthudsonvalley.com.

Connecticut Ballet's ‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Dec. 21-22, Saturday, 2pm and 6pm; Sunday, 1pm and 5pm
WHERE: Palace Theatre , 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Clara Stahlbaum as she travels with her Uncle Drosselmeyer through the Land of the Snowflakes to the Land of the Sweets and back! Along the way, she meets exciting characters danced by the professional corps de ballets and finally, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier.
WANT TO GO? $50-$75; student and senior discount day of show only. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org.

‘The Nutcracker’ Performed by New York Theatre Ballet
WHEN:
Sunday, Dec. 22, 3pm and 6pm
WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown
AGES: All
WHAT: An enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults!
WANT TO GO? $35; $25 children. 914-631-3390. tarrytownmusichall.org.

Royal Opera House Live’s ‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Dec. 23, 7pm
WHERE: Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville
AGES: All
WHAT: Accompanied by the Tchaikovsky score, the artists of The Royal Ballet bring the magical adventures of Clara to life.
WANT TO GO? $30; $20 members. 914-773-7663. burnsfilmcenter.org.

‘Nutcracker Dream’
WHEN:
Dec. 15-28, see website for schedule
WHERE: Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck
AGES: All
WHAT: Inspired by the work of Marius Petipa and Rudolf Nureyev, this family-friendly adaptation by world-renowned Choreographer Carole Alexis is performed by Westchester’s premier dance company Ballet des Amériques.
WANT TO GO? $20-$25. 914-698-3045. emelin.org.

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The Nutcracker Performances in Rockland County

‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Dec. 7-15, see website for showtimes
WHERE: Cultural Arts Theater, Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Clara and her Nutcracker as they battle the Mouse King, and journey through the Snow Forest to the Land of the Sweets. There will be narrated performances at 1pm—great for little kids!
WANT TO GO? $28 preferred seating and day of show; $25 all other seats. 845-623-2808. rocklandyouthdanceensmble.org.

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The Nutcracker Performances in Nassau County

Tchaikovsky's ‘Nutcracker’ Ballet 2019
WHEN:
Dec. 6-8, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 5pm; Sunday, 4pm
WHERE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: International ballet stars are joined by gifted young dancers from all over the metropolitan area. This is the only production on Long Island that features a full symphonic orchestra!
WANT TO GO? $25 and up. 516-323-4444. madisontheatreny.org.

Ohman's New York Dance Theatre 'The Nutcracker'
WHEN:
Dec. 14-15, Saturday-Sunday, 12pm and 5pm
WHERE: Hofstra University, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, 118 Hofstra University, Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: A full and festive production ballet with guest artists from leading companies and a cast of 80 children! Performed in the tradition of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet production. This is the largest production of The Nutcracker on Long Island!
WANT TO GO? $30-$42. 631-462-6266. ohmanballet.org.

Eglevsky Ballet's ‘Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Dec. 14-15, Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Tilles Center for Performing Arts LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
AGES: All
WHAT: Eglevsky Ballet’s holiday spectacle transports you to a dazzling winter wonderland in its breathtaking production of The Nutcracker choregraphed by Maurice Brandon Curry. Step into this magical world of toy soldiers and colorful characters set to the music of Tchaikovsky.
WANT TO GO? $55. 516-299-3100. eglevskyballet.org.

‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Dec. 7 -22, see website for showtimes
WHERE: The Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Drive, Syosset
AGES: All
WHAT: See this theatrical event for the whole family!
WANT TO GO? $18-$38. 516-694-3330. culturalartsplayhouse.com.

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The Nutcracker Performances in Suffolk County

American Dance Theatre of LI's 'The Nutcracker'
WHEN:
Dec. 7-8, Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: Van Nostrand Theater at SCCC Michael J. Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood
AGES: All
WHAT: Witness toys that come to life, a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, flowers that dance, and snowflakes that waltz in this classic magical story.
WANT TO GO? $30; $25 children and seniors. 631-472-3455. adtli.org.

‘The Nutcracker Suite’ with Atlantic Wind Symphony Orchestra
WHEN:
Dec. 7-8, Saturday, 1pm and 7pm; Sunday, 1pm and 6pm
WHERE: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue
AGES: All
WHAT: This production is brighter and more splendid than ever before! With grand sets and stunning costumes, Ovation’s Nutcracker features the entire company of professional and pre-professional dancers playing hundreds of exciting roles, while the musicians of the Atlantic Wind Symphony Orchestra play the familiar Tchaikovsky score.
WANT TO GO? $20-$45. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.com.

Frank Ohman's ‘The Nutcracker’
WHEN:
Dec. 14-15, Saturday-Sunday, 12pm and 5pm
WHERE: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead
AGES: All
WHAT: Create new traditions with your family by coming to see the magic of the Nutcracker, with giant mice, a mouse king, a cannon, a bunny, growing tree, snow, and much more. Guest starring NYC Ballet principals Brittany Pollack and Daniel Ulbricht.
WANT TO GO? $35-$45. 631-462-0964. ohmanballet.org.

American Dance Theatre of LI's 'The Nutcracker'
WHEN:
Dec. 14-15, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton
AGES: All
WHAT: Witness toys that come to life, a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, flowers that dance, and snowflakes that waltz in this classic magical story.
WANT TO GO? $30; $25 children and seniors. 631-472-3455. adtli.org.

Northport Nutcracker Ballet
WHEN:
Dec. 14-15, Saturday, 5pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Northport Middle School, 11 Middleville Road, Northport
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy this full-length Nutcracker with backdrops and scenery set in Northport Village. Come onstage after the performance for free to take a photo with your favorite dancer!
WANT TO GO? $30. 855-222-2849. tututix.com/poseyschool.

Lynch Ballet Company Presents 'The Nutcracker'
WHEN:
Dec. 21-22, Saturday, 2pm and 6pm; Sunday, 12pm and 4pm
WHERE: Huntington High School, 188 Oakwood Road, Huntington
AGES: All
WHAT: This 11th annual production of The Nutcracker features beautiful sets and handmade costumes.
WANT TO GO? $35; $30 seniors; $25 children. 631-470-9711. lynchballet.com.

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