The Nutcracker

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

#Experience a magical Christmas ballet with the whole family

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 eighth consecutive season, Ben Stevenson’s dreamlike choreography and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score will charm all ages and bring a bit of magic to your Christmas celebrations. This enchanting production is the perfect festive ballet for the whole family to enjoy.


Ben Stevenson OBE

Ben Stevenson OBE


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor


Queensland Symphony Orchestra


Desmond Heeley

Desmond Heeley

Costume Designer

Thomas Boyd

Thomas Boyd

Set Designer

David Walters

David Walters

Lighting Designer


Date Time Tickets
  • Q&A
  • Auslan
  • Q&A
  • Auslan
  • Audio Described


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

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Approximately two hours with one 20-minute interval (subject to change)


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#Season 2020

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