December 8 | Belk Theater

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One Night Only!

Join us for Night at the Nutcracker - a celebration of the sights and sounds of the holidays! Nutcracker comes alive in Founders Hall, transformed into The Land of Sweets featuring:

– Sweet and Savory Hors d’oeuvres
– Seasonal Cocktails
– Gift Perfect Silent Auction
– Decadent Desserts
– Children’s Activities in Snowflake Village

Following the party, guests will enter the magnificent Belk Theater to enjoy exclusive excerpts of Act II of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker, before it opens to the public. Nutcracker includes live music from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet, and magical sets and costumes. Gather your friends and family and make Night at the Nutcracker a night to remember!

Funds raised at Night at the Nutcracker will help support Charlotte Ballet’s mission of providing artistically excellent programming to diverse audiences in its home city of Charlotte and beyond.

Event proceeds will benefit scholarship opportunities to aspiring dancers within both Charlotte Ballet’s national award winning community engagement program, Reach, as well as the Charlotte Ballet Academy.


Adults – $150
Early Bird Child Price – $75
Regular Child Price – $100

Early bird tickets must be purchased prior to November 1, 2017.


Appropriate for all ages


Night at the Nutcracker is a ONE NIGHT ONLY celebration.

Special offer: Children’s general admission tickets are $75 if you purchase prior to Nov. 1. Adult tickets are $150 and child tickets are $100 (after Nov. 1).

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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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Snow Queen Sponsor










Ross and Mark Richardson

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Finke

Drosselmeyer Sponsor


Mr. and Mrs. William J. Branstrom

Mr. and Mrs. Alvaro de Molina

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew George

Ghazale and Andy Johnston

Kevin and Katie Morgan

Cavalier Sponsor




Patty and Alex Funderburg

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Guile

Ms. M. Marie Mitchell

Mr. and Mrs. Allen P. Wolfe