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NOVEMBER 25 at 1:30pm and 6:00pm

NOVEMBER 26 at 2:30pm
DECEMBER 15 at 7:00pm

DECEMBER 16 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm

DECEMBER 17 at 2:30pm

DECEMBER 19 at 6:00pm

DECEMBER 20 at 6:00pm

DECEMBER 21 at 4:30pm 

DECEMBER 22 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm
DECEMBER 23 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm


Choreography by Gen Horiuchi
Music by Tchaikovsky

Runtime:  2 hours (includes one intermission)

Gen Horiuchi’s The Nutcracker has become the region’s most popular holiday production. Year after year, thousands of children, teens and adults, mark their calendars for the spectacle on stage. A dazzling set at the Touhill frames the company dancers, professional character actors, and talented students from the school of the Saint Louis Ballet. And now, with a larger cast and some new choreography!

Hundreds of colorful costumes and special effects enhance the timeless tale, loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann fantasy The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Clara’s life-size nutcracker comes to life on Christmas Eve and, together, they embark on wonderful adventures in magical lands (Land of the Sweets!) -- waging battles against the evil Mouse King.

Ask about Group Rates, 15 or more receive 15% off



Saint Louis Ballet's NutcrackerAmy Herchenroether
00:00 / 15:39

INTERVIEW: Listen to Amy Herchenroether, one of our Sugar Plum Fairies this season talks about what it’s like to be part of this cherished St. Louis tradition.
Thank you to STL SproutCast for this interview.

St. Louis' most popular

holiday tradition!

Are you looking for a field trip opportunity?

Need a shorter version that's narrated for your littlest one?

Saint Louis Ballet offers The Nutcracker: A Shorter Tale for these reasons

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