Where to see the Nutcracker Ballet

From classic performances to puppets and hip-hop, check out these performances of Tchaikovksy’s timeless music around Cincinnati and Dayton!

Nutcracker Performances around Cincinnati and Dayton:

Madcap Puppets

November 27 | E. T. Carson Lodge, Cincinnati

Clara needs a little help from The Nutcracker to keep the Sugarplum Fairy from spoiling their holiday festival. Madcap twists this classic story into a fantastically funny tale, filled with giant puppets, comical characters, and audience participation.

Madcap Puppets

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

December 3 | Victoria Theatre, Dayton

This contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event.

hip hop nutcracker
Hip Hop Nutcracker

Miami Valley Dance Company

December 4 and 5 | Bellbrook High School

The Miami Valley Dance Company along with Terre’s Dance Workshop produces an annual nutcracker with a cast of over 100 participants.

Miami Valley Dance Company
Miami Valley Dance Company

Dayton Ballet

December 10 – 19 | The Schuster Center, Dayton

Dayton Ballet invites you to Dayton’s biggest and best holiday performance arts tradition! Join Clara on her dreamy trip to the Land of Sweets, with live music from the DPO!

Dayton Ballet, The Nutcracker
Dayton Ballet – The Nutcracker

Cincinnati Ballet 

December 16 – 26 | Music Hall, Cincinnati

Don’t miss the return of Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition! Join us for the magic and wonder of The Nutcracker, with sparkling choreography, awe-inspiring sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Cincinnati Ballet – The Nutcracker

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