The Nutcracker

Charlotte's Holiday Tradition

November 30, December 1-2, 2018 | Halton Theater

The Charlotte Youth Ballet brings to the stage its 37th annual holiday classic production of Tchaikosvky's The Nutcracker featuring the choreography of Charlotte legend Gay Porter and Bridget Young.

The story opens as the Stahlbaum family welcomes friends and family to their annual Christmas gala. Their grand home is adorned with festive decorations, at the center of which is a spectacular Christmas tree. When the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer arrives baring gifts, all the children are enchanted by the mechanical Nutcracker that he gives to young Clara. Fritz, in a fit of jealousy, grabs the Nutcracker from his sister and as it crashes to the floor... the magic begins!

Tickets for The Nutcracker start at just $20. Purchase your tickets now

Peformance Dates & Times

Friday November 30, 2018 | *9:30am & *11:30am

* Special Preview Performances especially for schools and seniors (55+). All seats $10. Call (980) 322-5522 for more information.

Friday November 30, 2018 | 7:00pm

Saturday December 1, 2018 | 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Sunday December 2, 2018 | 2:30pm

Girl Scouts can enjoy a special Before the Curtain presentation before the matinee performances.

Performance Tickets & Pricing

Single tickets for The Nutcracker range from $15-$30 and are sold execlusively through the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Box Office. Tickets may be purchased online , over the phone or in person at the CPCC Box Office. The CPCC Box Office is located in the lobby of the Overcash Building at 1206 Elizabeth Avenue and is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. The CPCC Box Office can be reached at (704) 330-6534.

Ticket prices* for The Nutcracker are arranged by seating area:

  • Front Orchestra / Rear Orchestra $30
  • Balcony $25
  • Seniors (55+), Students, Children (under 15) $20 All Seats
  • Girl Scouts $12 All Seats

* Ticket prices do not include any applicable taxes or service fees.

Performance Theater & Parking

All performances of The Nutcracker will be held at the Halton Theater in uptown Charlotte located at 1206 Elizabeth Avenue. Just inside the Overcash Building, the Halton Theater has three seating levels: beginning with the Front Orchestra at the same level as the stage and ascending upwards to the Rear Orchestra and Balcony levels. A limited number of box seats are also available. All seats offer excellent views of the stage.

Parking is available free of charge at the CPCC Faculty & Theater Deck, just behind the Halton Theater. The entrance to the parking deck is on 4th Street at 1225 E. 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 .