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After her family’s annual celebration, little Clara is wide awake on Christmas Eve. Everyone has gone to sleep, the clock chimes midnight and a magical fantasy unfolds before her eyes!
Clara’s gift of a Nutcracker comes to life, mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers, a handsome Prince takes her on a fairy tale adventure and a blizzard of ballerinas reveal an enchanting Land of Sweets, ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy.
With the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and lavish sets and costumes, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker is a must-see Christmas treat.
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. You can also view the program online before the performance.
Before performances of The Nutcracker, a storyteller will read the classic tales to children, so they enter the theatre full of expectation and excitement.
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.
Choreographer Ben Stevenson OBE
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor Nigel Gaynor
Music performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Set Designer Thomas Boyd
Costume Designer Desmond Heeley
Associate Costume Designer Noelene Hill
Lighting Designer David Walters
30 and Under $85
30 and Under $75
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $300
30 and Under $65
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $270
30 and Under $55
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $240
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.
Concession: Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable.
30 yrs & under: Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking.
Child: Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking.
Lyric Theatre, QPAC— View Map
Groups 8+ $85
One ticket free per group of eight
Schools $30 per student
One teacher free per group of ten