Be captivated by an enchanting Christmas Eve story, featuring a dance by the Sugar Plum fairy and a Waltz of the Flowers in the Land of the Sweets. Share the festive tradition with family and friends as Queensland Ballet brings the lovable characters of The Nutcracker to life.
The story has all the delightful elements: a buoyant family party, a Christmas tree glittering with ornaments and a surprise magician with presents. As you enter the dream of a young girl be enchanted by a world of dance featuring mice, toys and lollies that create magic for every imagination.
This classical ballet was first performed in Russia in 1892 and has become a cherished Christmas tradition the world over. Queensland Ballet’s production was choreographed by Ben Stevenson OBE in 1976 and premiered for the Brisbane audience in 2013. Now in its ninth season be delighted by this Christmas tradition and get whisked away by The Nutcracker.
★★★★ “World class.” Arts Hub
“...guaranteed box office bonanza...” Dance Australia
Choreographer Ben Stevenson OBEComposer Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyConductor Nigel GaynorMusic performed by Queensland Symphony OrchestraCostume Designer Desmond HeeleyAssociate Costume Designer Noelene HillSet Designer Thomas BoydLighting Designer David Walters
Presented in association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra
The Nutcracker is generously supported by Valmai Pidgeon
$40 - $200**a transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge.
^Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable ^^Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required ^^^13 years or under at time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket ^^^^2 adults and 2 children (*a transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see Pricing Guide for further details.)
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1 hour and 51 min(includes interval, subject to change without notice)