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Come Christmas, New Yorkers will enjoy a tradition almost as legendary as Santa Claus – NYCB The Nutcracker! The mesmerizing ballet choreographed by George Balanchine with music by Peter Tchaikovsky narrates a beautiful tale of the spirit of Christmas and its miracles. The performance involves over 90 dancers, 125 children and a live orchestra of 62 musicians. For over 60 years, generations of adults and children have enjoyed this show that offers wholesome entertainment with mind-boggling sets including a 40 feet Christmas tree, stunning costumes, and breathtaking dancing. Bring in Christmas with your friends and family at the exclusive showing of NYCB The Nutcracker!

NYCB The Nutcracker: Story

The Nutcracker is a two-act story of fantastical characters and the dreams of a young child Marie. It is Christmas Eve, and the Stahlbaum residence is joyous and festive. Marie is gifted a handsome wooden nutcracker by her godfather and she is instantly mesmerized by it, so much so that she goes to sleep holding on to it. The night takes a strange turn as Marie wakes up in a world where the nutcracker has come to life and so have her toys!

They are all as big as her and are fighting off an army of mice led by a Mouse King. The nutcracker kills the Mouse King and instantly turns into a young Prince. They celebrate and enter into the fantasy Land of Sweets that is ruled by the Sugarplum Fairy. Watch the NYCB Nutcracker to meet the other wonderful residents of this dreamy realm and the adventures they have!

NYCB Nutcracker, Broadway Practical Info

Show Details

Show Timings
Please check the calendar for available dates and timings.

Leading Roles
90 dancers, 62 musicians, 40 stagehands, and more than 125 children

Choreography by
George Balanchine

Music by
Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky

Top Songs
"Overture", "Marie and Fritz Awake", "Waltz of the Snowflakes"

Additional Information

Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
In-house bar
Coat check

The David H Koch Theatre has a seating capacity of 2,586.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Theater District Restaurants in NYC.


NYCB The Nutcracker Performance

The NYCB Nutcracker was first performed on February 2nd, 1954 and has been continuously performed since then.

NYCB Nutcracker Reviews

“Rapt attention is what this “Nutcracker” tends to inspire among children in the audience, too, including the children who have grown into adults. This production is evergreen.”
- New York Times

“A thrilling evening of music and dance, the optimal culmination of theatre, and a lovely spectacle for adults and children alike”
- The Epoch Times

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David H. Koch Theatre - NYCB The Nutcracker Ticket Prices

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Third Ring - $147 onwards
Fourth Ring -$117 onwards

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About David H. Koch Theatre

The NYCB Nutcracker is being performed at the David H. Koch Theatre at the Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts. The theatre has been home to the New York City Ballet since 1964 when it was opened for the World’s Fair. The theatre seats 2,586 people and is spread across five seating sections. Known formerly as the New York State Theatre, it was renamed David H. Koch Theatre after the billionaire donated a sum of $100 million for its renovation in 2008. The new theatre is access friendly and fitted with hi-tech systems to offer the audience a fantastic theatre experience.

Locations: 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA
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