Dreaming of Sugar Plum Fairies dancing…… if the answer is yes then you are ready for the kick off to the highly anticipated holiday season with the Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. The magical story that is loved by all ages premier’s this weekend and the Colorado Ballet’s production, scene sets, orchestra and the pure enthusiasm felt from the dancers story-telling is an energy unlike any other and is a must attend.

“Even after 57 seasons, Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker remains one of Denver’s favorite holiday traditions,” states Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “We invite families and friends to make lifelong memories by attending this timeless ballet— showcasing our exceptional dancers performing to Tchaikovsky’s beloved music. We strive to make each performance more magical than the last, and audiences can’t get enough of this classic. With a story that sparks the imagination of audiences young and old, The Nutcracker will whisk you away to distant lands with its whimsical battles, hypnotizing snow flurries and celebratory sets and costumes.”*

No holiday season is complete without the Colorado Ballet’s acclaimed Nutcracker, “the largest in the state and named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award Contest, returns for its 58th year.”* Performances typically sell out fast, so do not hesitate to feel the joy of the season. Fun for all ages and as enthusiasm continues to grow each year, the number of performances has also grown to 27; beginning Thanksgiving weekend to Christmas Eve.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES – Click HERE to check current availability; please be sure to scroll through Colorado Ballet’s website to see whether or not a date/time you’re interested in is Sold Out

Sat, Nov. 24 – 1:00pm

Sat, Nov. 24 – 6:30pm

Sun, Nov. 25 – 1:00pm

Sat, Dec. 1 – 1:00pm

Sun, Dec. 2 – 1:00pm

Sun, Dec. 2 – 6:30pm

Thu, Dec. 6 – 7:30pm

Fri, Dec. 7 – 7:30pm

Sat, Dec. 8 – 1:00pm

Sat, Dec. 8 – 6:30pm

Sun, Dec. 9 – 1:00pm

Sun, Dec. 9 – 6:30pm

Thu, Dec. 13 – 7:30pm

Fri, Dec. 14 – 7:30pm

Sat, Dec. 15 – 1:00pm

Sat, Dec. 15 – 6:30pm

Sun, Dec. 16 – 1:00pm*

Sun, Dec. 16 – 6:30pm

Wed, Dec. 19 – 6:30pm

Thu, Dec. 20 – 6:30pm

Fri, Dec. 21 – 1:00pm

Fri, Dec. 21 – 6:30pm

Sat, Dec. 22 – 1:00pm

Sat, Dec. 22 – 6:30pm

Sun, Dec. 23 – 1:00pm

Sun, Dec. 23 – 6:30pm

Mon, Dec. 24 – 1:00pm

TICKETS – “Many performances sell out before opening night, so patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to secure the best available seats and avoid disappointment.”

Tickets range from $30 to $155. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at 303-837-8888 ext. 2 to purchase tickets.

To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.

Feature Photo: The Nutcracker – Francisco Estevez Photo by Allen Birnbach

  • Some quotes and information gathered directly from the press release


Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker is presented by Anadarko, and supported by Colorado State University, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Ballet Auxiliary and Pura Vida.


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