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Bring the whole family to enjoy this family Christmas favourite.
At midnight on Christmas Eve, little Clara begins a magical journey into a wondrous world where toys come to life, King Rat and his giant mice, delicate dancing snowflakes and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, who reigns over the Kingdom of Sweets.
Ben Stevenson’s much-loved production of The Nutcracker has become a seasonal tradition in Brisbane. Gorgeous sets and costumes and stunning dance combine with Tchaikovsky’s evocative music to make The Nutcracker the perfect festive ballet.
After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.
Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances.
Click here to view The Nutcracker program.
Click here to view the full range of merchandise available at the theatre during The Nutcracker season.
Please note merchandise is subject to availability.
Join in the festive fun in the theatre foyer as we bring the spirit of Christmas alive with decorated trees, a snow-laden play house and Christmas themed colouring-in. Children can play our interactive QB Junior games on ipads and families can take photos with our Snowflake dancer for the perfect Nutcracker keepsake.
Introduce your students to dance through our range of dance workshops for all ages and abilities. Our EdSquad dancers come to your school to deliver safe, educative and inspiring dance experiences.
Please note there will be no live orchestra at the Monday 19 December at 6.30pm performance, it will be performed to recorded music.
Choreographer Ben Stevenson
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
With the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Nigel Gaynor
Set Designer Thomas Boyd
Costume Designer Desmond Heeley
Associate Costume Designer Noelene Hill
Lighting Designer David Walters
30 yrs & under $65
Family $275 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
An additional transaction fee of $6.95 applies.
Discounts apply for season ticket packages. Create your own ballet package by choosing just two or more ballets.
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Groups 8+ $85
One ticket free per group of eight
Schools $25 per student
One teacher free per group of ten