The Nutcracker


December 5-24, 2019
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


SAVE 20% OFF all performances WITH SEASON TICKETS

Save 20% off regular single tickets when you add-on this performance to your 2019-2020 season subscription.


VIP Family Experience

NEW this year! For $184 per ticket, your family will enjoy Premium center mezzanine tickets with access to a private reception suite before the show and at intermission. Free wine, kids drinks, holiday treats, plus a visit from cast members at intermission!

Select performances only and limited seats.

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 23 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 1:00 p.m.

To purchase online, look for Nutcracker Family VIP seats in the Mezzanine section only.


“An impressive production that will dazzle young and old alike, the Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker is truly unique and the perfect complement to the holiday season.”
– DCMetroTheaterArts

Kansas City Ballet’s annual tradition, The Nutcracker, continues to awe audiences year after year, and is hailed as “positively oozing charm” by The Washington Post. The classic, Victorian-era story by E.T.A. Hoffman featuring Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Dr.  Drosselmeier and the Sugar Plum Fairy is a magical theatrical experience wrapped with exquisite costumes, grand sets and captivating choreography.

Choreography: Devon Carney
Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Music performed by Kansas City Symphony

Run time is approximately two hours and 15 minutes with one 20-minute intermission.

Make a night of it when you see a show and plan an overnight stay at Kansas City Ballet’s Partner Hotel, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.

Dig deeper into this Kansas City Ballet production with these resources:

Guests can have their photo taken with one of the characters from The Nutcracker one hour before and immediately after each performance in the Brandmeyer Great Hall at the Kauffman Center. These photos start at $20.00 and benefit Kansas City Ballet School.


Most performances have discounts for any group of 10 or more! Learn more about our group packages.


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