Nutcracker Performances in the Philadelphia Area

Make memories with the kids by watching the Nutcracker come to life on stage this holiday season.


Upper Darby Performing Arts Center presents The Nutcracker Performed by PA Academy of Ballet Society

November 22 at 7PM
November 23 at 11 AM and 3 PM
November 24 at 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM

The classically trained dancers of Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society offer a professional-level production of The Nutcracker that is popularly priced for all family members to enjoy. The ninety-minute performance is ideal for young audience members ages 4 to 94! Take a journey with Marie to the kingdom of snow and to the land of the sweets to meet fascinating citizens from throughout the world! From a family holiday party to an exciting battle with toy soldiers and mice, to dancing snowflakes, and even a Sugar Plum Fairy, this affordable, yet finely produced production of The Nutcracker, featuring the beautiful music by Tchaikovsky, will be the ideal way to kick-off the holiday season! Performances take place the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.

The Philadelphia Dance Academy’s Nutcracker
December 14th and 15th 

The Philadelphia Dance Academy’s Nutcracker is an expertly choreographed and beautifully executed masterpiece that is as family friendly as it is unique. This “Children’s Nutcracker” showcases the breadth of talent being cultivated within the studios of the academy, with soloist and semi-soloist roles being played by pre-teen and teen ballerina’s in training.

December 13 - 10 a.m.
December 14 - 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
December 15- 2 p.m.
December 19 - 10 a.m.
December 21 - 12 p.m. and 4p.m.
December 22 - 2 p.m.

Performance are at The Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester University

December 16 - 18, 2022 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Rock Dance invites you to dream with us this holiday season!
Classic Nutcracker is a treat for the whole family, ushering in the spirit of the season as it brings Clara’s story to life. Celebrate family and friends in the warm drawing room of the Silberhaus family and watch the surroundings transform before your eyes. Magical toys and enchanted mice battle in Clara’s home until enchanted snow transports her to the Land of the Sweets ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Children of all ages delight in the charm, beauty, and grandeur of this beloved holiday tradition featuring a cast of over 100 performers and award-winning dancers.

What would the holidays be without George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®? Whether it’s your first or thirty-first time seeing Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of the classic, watching the timeless story brought to life is always a delight. From a festive family party, to the exciting battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, and the delectable journey through the Land of Sweets, Marie’s magical story is thrilling for the young – and young at heart.

Tea with the Sugarplum Fairy

Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 15th at 2:0 pm

Join the star of Philadelphia's most anticipated holiday tradition for a magical afternoon of tea and tutus. Enjoy a delectable buffet and photo opportunity with the Sugarplum Fairy and experience a captivating matinee performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™!

December 14th and 15th at 2pm

Description:'Tis the season for magic, family, and fun as the beauty and joy of the Nutcracker Ballet comes alive once again at the beautiful 300-seat Fred P. Meagher Theatre at Neumann University in Aston, PA. International Ballet Classique presents two full-length performances and a Sensory Friendly Abridged on December 8th at 11am