The Nutcracker

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

#The tradition continues with this magical holiday classic.

At the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, little Clara finds herself embarking on the magical adventure of a lifetime when her gift, a Nutcracker, comes to life! Be whisked away with Clara, to the enchanting Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy watches over whimsical snowflakes and pirouetting lollies.

For the seventh straight season, Ben Stevenson’s dreamlike choreography and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score will charm all ages. The Nutcracker is the perfect festive ballet for the whole family to enjoy.

#Becoming Snow Queen

#The Nutcracker Costumes


Ben Stevenson OBE

Ben Stevenson OBE


Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor


Desmond Heeley

Desmond Heeley

Costume Designer

Noelene Hill

Noelene Hill

Associate Costume Designer

Thomas Boyd

Thomas Boyd

Set Designer

David Walters

David Walters

Lighting Designer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky



Date Time Tickets
  • Q&A
  • Q&A


Tuesday — Thursday (Premium)

Adult $120
Concession $100
30 years & under $85
Child $75

Friday — Saturday (Premium)

Adult $140
Concession $120
30 years & under $90
Child $80

Season Tickets

Discounts apply for season ticket packages. Season tickets have now closed for 2019.


A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge.

#Post Show Q&A

After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.

#Complimentary Programs

Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances.


The performance lasts approximately two hours with one 20-minute interval.​

#Thank you. This show is only possible through your generous support.