Nutcracker Tickets for Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia

Where to See the Nutcracker Ballet in Washington DC this Season

Ballet West Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center
••• Ballet West Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center. Luke-Isley

The Washington, DC area has a wide range of theaters to enjoy the Christmas classic ballet - the Nutcracker. Take the whole family to marvel over Clara’s Christmas fantasy when the wooden toy soldier comes alive and takes her on a magical tour of wonderful holiday adventures. Find here the theater that best suits your style and budget. Get tickets early to get the best seat.

In Washington, DC

  • Kennedy Center - Cincinatti Ballet: Joffrey's The Nutcracker - The Nutcracker danced to Tchaikovsky's timeless score, 2700 F St., NW, Washington, DC (202) 467-4600
  • Warner Theatre - The Nutcracker - The Washington Ballet, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC (202) 397-7328 or (800) 551-7328
  • Momentum Dance Theatre - Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker - Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW Washington DC. 
  • The National Ballet - The Nutcracker - Catholic University, Hartke Theatre, 3801 Harewood Road, NE Washington DC.

In Maryland

  • The Puppet Co. - The Nutcracker - Enjoy this child-friendly version of the holiday classic. Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland. (301) 634-2222.
  • Metropolitan Ballet Theatre - The Nutcracker - Robert E Parilla Perorming Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, Maryland (301) 762-1757.
  • Rockville Civic Ballet - The Nutcracker - The Civic Ballet performs at the Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, Maryland. (240) 314-8690.
  • Maryland Youth Ballet - The Nutcracker - Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, Maryland (240) 567-5301
  • Music Center at Strathmore - Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker by CityDance - 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, MD. Over 60 local youth have been selected to perform alongside the Russian professionals in Moscow Ballet’s production.

In Virginia

  • Gainesville Ballet School - Clara and the Nutcracker Prince - Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle,  Manassas, Virginia. (888) 945-2468. The full-length ballet features international guest dancers, faculty and students of the award-winning arts organization.  
  • Academy of Russian Ballet – The Nutcracker. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle,  Manassas, Virginia. (703) 368-2268.
  • Classical Ballet Theater - The Nutcracker - Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia. (703) 471-0750.
  • Metropolitan School of the Arts - The Nutcracker - Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia (703) 425-9400. “Nutcracker in a Nutshell”, 30-minute version for younger audiences, Metropolitan School of the Arts at 5775 Barclay Road in Alexandria, VA.
  • Fairfax Symphony Orchestra - The Nutcracker. George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA. The FSO and the Fairfax Ballet present the timeless holiday classic. (888) 945-2468.
  • Fairfax Ballet Company - The Nutcracker - W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA. (703) 665-9427.
  • Center for Ballet Arts - The Nutcracker - Rachel Schlesinger Concert Hall, 4915 E Campus Dr, Alexandria, VA
  • Virginia Ballet Company and School - The Nutcracker - Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia. (703) 249-8227.

    See also, Holiday Concerts in the Washington DC Area