The Nutcracker

December 10-26, 2021 | Ohio Theatre

Run Time: Approx. 1hr 50 mins
Choreography: Gerard Charles
Music: Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky

Journey from reality to fantasy and back again in one enchanting night! Watch sparkling snow, charming characters and wonderful surprises come to life as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince take you on a magical journey that you and yours won’t soon forget. This holiday classic production, co-created by Gerard Charles and Robert Post, is rounded out with the invigorating orchestral music of Tchaikovsky. Renew your holiday traditions this season with The Nutcracker!

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Show Dates

Friday, December 10, 2021
7:30PM

Saturday, December 11, 2021
12:00PM

Saturday, December 11, 2021
5:30PM

Sunday, December 12, 2021
12:00PM

Sunday, December 12, 2021
5:30PM

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
7:30PM

Thursday, December 16, 2021
7:30PM

Friday, December 17, 2021
7:30PM

Saturday, December 18, 2021
2:00PM

Saturday, December 18, 2021
7:30PM

Sunday, December 19, 2021
12:00PM

Sunday, December 19, 2021
5:30PM

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
7:30PM

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
7:30PM

Thursday, December 23, 2021
7:30PM

Friday, December 24, 2021
12:00PM

Sunday, December 26, 2021
12:00PM

Sunday, December 26, 2021
5:30PM

…the production does not want for magic or enchantment. Among the dazzling sights were gift boxes that glided in the air and dolls that were summoned to life.

The Columbus Dispatch

FAQ

WHERE DO I PARK?

There are parking garages near the Ohio and the Capitol theaters, as well as limited metered street parking (most of which is free after 6 pm and on Sundays).

Ohio Statehouse Parking Garage
$5 during events
Enter from westbound Broad Street or Third Street.

Riffe Center Parking Garage
$5 during events
Enter from Front Street. Take the elevators to the third floor and proceed along the hall to the Davidson Theatre. (For the Box Office or Will Call, descend the escalators to the first floor.)

Downtown traffic can be heavy, so please plan ahead. We recommend arriving 20-30 minutes early to park, find your seat, explore the program and relax before the performance. Audience members who arrive late may not be seated until intermission.

WHAT DO I WEAR?

This is our most-asked question, and the answer is: You probably won’t feel out of place no matter what you wear. If you want to wear jeans, go for it—we promise you won’t be alone. If you want to dress up, feel free. Many others do, too. We don’t see as much formal-wear in the theater as we once did, though it wouldn’t be unusual to see a tux or a gown at a performance. Basically, anything goes.

DO THE DANCERS TALK?

No, dancers express the story or meaning through the movement. In some story ballets, dancers will use pantomime (exaggerated movements) to help you understand what’s happening. If you see a ballet with pantomime, head to the lobby, where we’ll have more information and guidance. If you ever struggle to follow along, feel free to chat with a BalletMet staff member in the lobby who will happily answer any questions you have.

WHEN DO I CLAP?

If you are wowed by something you just saw, please do applaud. At BalletMet, we love to hear clapping. It’s uplifting to those performing, as they can often feel your excitement and energy on stage. So applaud whenever you see fit! Note: Not every ballet company feels this way, so keep that in mind if you happen to be at another company’s performance