Queensland Ballet The Nutcracker

13 - 21 Dec 2024
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
2 hours
(including interval, subject to change without notice)
$65 - $188 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

Available Discounts

Concession, Youth, Child, Groups, Schools

A dazzling festive treat for the whole family

A sparkling winter wonderland awaits in the delightful holiday ballet, The Nutcracker.

Snowflakes flutter, fireplaces crackle, and midnight dreams come to life in this much-loved tale that takes place one frosty Christmas Eve night. Filled with magic, excitement and dreamy delights, this rich story ballet will enchant families of all ages.

As the festive party winds down and the clock strikes 12, join young Clara on a magical adventure as toys awaken, and soldiers and mice frolic and play! Travel through a delectable dreamscape of the Lemonade Sea and Kingdom of Sweets, as Clara encounters the beautiful Snow Queen, Prince, and whimsical Sugar Plum Fairy, plus all the enchanting inhabitants of their kingdom. This midnight rendezvous takes place in a dazzling world where nothing is as it seems.

This hugely popular ballet has been captivating audiences across the globe for more than a century.

Presented by Queensland Ballet

Presenting Partner – Sealy of Australia

Special Events

Post-Performance Q&A

  • Sat 14 Dec 2024, 1:30 PM

Auslan Interpreted Post-Performance Q&A.


To book the below accessibility enhanced performances please call QTIX Group Sales: (07) 3840 7466 or email groups@qtix.com.au.

Audio Described

  • Sat 14 Dec 2024, 1:30 PM

Trained Audio Describers provide a commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures to compliment the theatre experience for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Description is relayed via a discreet headset linked to the infrared audio system.


  • Fri 20 Dec 2024, 1:30 PM

Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma.


  • Choreographer Ben Stevenson OBE
  • Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Music Arranger and Conductor Nigel Gaynor
  • Costume Designer Desmond Heeley
  • Associate Costume Designer Noelene Hill
  • Set Designer Thomas Boyd
  • Lighting Designer David Walters
  • Lighting Revival Designer Cameron Goerg
  • Music performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra