Now in its 42nd year, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is the Philadelphia region’s most beloved holiday tradition. Lavish sets and costumes bring the charming story of Marie and her Prince to life, from the resplendent Party Scene, to a harrowing battle with the Mouse King, to the wondrous Land of Sweets. Forty Pennsylvania Ballet professional dancers share the stage with dozens of local dance students.

Tickets to all 24 performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, December 4-31 at the Academy of Music, are on sale now, with prices ranging from $30 to $139. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 215.893.1999, and in person at the Kimmel Center Box Office. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is presented by PNC Arts Alive.

For information, visit: or call 215.551.7000.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ performance schedule at the Academy of Music:

Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 5 at noon and 4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec.11 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., & 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12 at noon & 4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., & 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 19 at noon & 4 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 24 at noon
Sunday, Dec. 26 at noon & 4 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m.& 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 31 at noon

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