December 9-23 | Belk Theater

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Gather your friends and family and enjoy Charlotte’s favorite holiday tradition – Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker! This holiday spectacular is complete with extravagant sets and costumes thanks to a generous gift from the McColl Family in honor of Jane Spratt McColl. With live music from the Charlotte Symphony and over 100 dancers, your holidays are made even more special with the magic of Nutcracker!


$25 – $125
Sold exclusively through CarolinaTix

Run Time

2 hours


Appropriate for all ages


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Dec. 9 | Saturday | 2 PM               Buy Tickets

Dec. 9 | Saturday | 7 PM               Buy Tickets

Dec. 10 | Sunday | 2 PM                Buy Tickets

Dec. 14 | Thursday | 7:30 PM      Buy Tickets

Dec. 15 | Friday | 7:30 PM           Buy Tickets

Dec. 16 | Saturday | 2 PM            Buy Tickets

Dec. 16 | Saturday | 7 PM           Buy Tickets

Dec. 17 | Sunday | 2 PM              Buy Tickets

Dec. 17 | Saturday | 7 PM                Buy Tickets

Dec. 20 | Wednesday | 7:30 PM      Buy Tickets

Dec. 21 | Thursday | 2 PM                Buy Tickets

Dec. 21 | Thursday | 7:30 PM          Buy Tickets

Dec. 22 | Friday | 2 PM                     Buy Tickets

Dec. 22 | Friday | 7:30 PM               Buy Tickets

Dec. 23 | Saturday | 2 PM               Buy Tickets

Dec. 23 | Saturday | 7:30 PM         Buy Tickets


Making Nutcracker a Memorable Family Experience

Whether you’re attending Nutcracker for the first time as a family, or coming back for your holiday tradition, everyone shares a common goal: make it memorable, meaningful and fun. Easier said than done? Not at all! With planning and preparation plus a few practical tips, each member of your family can discover the magic of Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker, and enjoy an experience with lasting memories.

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QUIZ: Which Nutcracker character are you?

Are you a popular sweetheart like the Sugar Plum Fairy or do you have a bit of a mischievous streak like the Mouse King? Take our quiz to find out which character you’d be in Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker.

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Nutcracker Performance Photos

Nutcracker has brand new sets and costumes. Take a look at this magical vision come to life in a series of photos and plan how to share the magic with your loved ones!

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Theater, Seating & Parking

Need directions, theater information or want to get the best rates on parking? We’ve got you covered.

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Dining & Activities

Uptown Charlotte is bustling with restaurants, museums and fun! Make it a perfect ballet outing by adding on some of our favorite things near the theater.

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