Where to see the Nutcracker Ballet

Get ready to be transported to a world of enchantment and holiday magic as the Nutcracker takes center stage in Cincinnati and Dayton. It’s that time of year when the classic tale of a young girl’s journey to the Land of Sweets comes to life through the graceful movements of ballet, mesmerizing music, and lavish stage designs. Whether you’re a seasoned ballet enthusiast or experiencing this timeless story for the first time, these Nutcracker performances promise to be a treat for all ages.

Nutcracker Performances around Cincinnati and Dayton:

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

December 10 | Victoria Theatre, Dayton
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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 2 and 3 | Bellbrook High School
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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 8 – 17 | The Schuster Center, Dayton
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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 14 – 24 | Music Hall, Cincinnati
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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.

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