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New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker
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New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker

David H. Koch Theater 4.14(1)
24 Nov 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
1 hr 30 min
Suitable for 5+
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Why Watch New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker?

  • Be a part of the quintessential holiday tradition in New York with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, one of the most complex ballets in the company’s active repertory.
  • Delight in Tchaikovsky's immortal score, performed live by 62 musicians and Balanchine's choreography brought to life by 90 dancers.
  • Witness the talent of the New York City Ballet in Nutcracker, along with 125 children from the School of American Ballet as 150 characters bring the Christmas magic to Broadway!
  • Marvel at the spectacular sets created by Rouben Ter-Arutunian including the giant Christmas tree that grows from a height of 12 feet to 41 feet!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Experience the joy of the holiday season with New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker on Broadway! Set to Tchaikovsky's immortal score, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker whisks away audiences to a fantastical world of dancing sweets and dashing soldiers. With magnificent sets by Rouben Ter-Arutunian and costumes by Karinska, this ballet provides an unforgettable holiday treat for all ages. Based on the Alexandre Dumas père version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, this complex ballet features an impressive cast of over 150 characters!

The Story

The Nutcracker tells the timeless story of young Marie and her magical adventure on Christmas Eve. From her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeier, she receives a Nutcracker that comes to life, leading her through a dreamlike journey filled with dancing snowflakes and waltzing flowers. Visit the charming Land of Sweets, meet the Sugarplum Fairy and experience the magic of the holiday season in this enduring classic on Broadway.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Choreography: George Balanchine
  • Music: Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
  • Set design: Rouben Ter-Arutunian, Horace Armistead
  • Costume design: Barbara Karinska
  • Lighting: Jean Rosenthal

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 5 and above.
  • Please keep in mind that most theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

David H. Koch Theater

The David H. Koch Theater is a premier venue for ballet and modern dance, located within New York's prestigious Lincoln Center. The auditorium showcases a blend of classical and continental-style seating on the orchestra level, complemented by 5 ‘Rings’ (balconies) adorned with gem-like faceted lights and a grand spherical chandelier suspended from the gold-paneled ceiling. In the lobby, an array of exquisite artworks has been commissioned to accentuate different facets of the ballet world, encompassing mythology, numerical elements, the human body, and a diverse array of themes, many inspired by George Balanchine's suggestions.

Seating Capacity: 2,586

David H. Koch Theater seating plan helps you find the best seats in the theater.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, United States

Subway: The nearest subway station is Lincoln Center Station.

Bus: Lines servicing the area include M5, M7, M10, M11, M66 and M104.

Available Facilities: Gift Shop, Toilets, Coat Check, Elevator, Parking

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Wheelchair spaces Available, Hearing Assistance, Binoculars, Accessible Parking

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the David H. Koch Theater.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that theaters are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theaters do not allow outside food inside the theaters but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker Tickets

How much do the tickets for New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker on Broadway cost?

The cost of the New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker tickets starts from $95 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker?

New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker opens on Nov 24 at David H. Koch Theater.

What age is New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker appropriate for?

New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 5 and above.

Where is New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker playing on Broadway?

New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker is playing at David H. Koch Theater in New York and opens on Nov 24.

How long does New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker run for?

The running time of New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker is 1 hour 30 mins.

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