Nutcracker Tickets for Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia

Where to See the Nutcracker Ballet in Washington DC this Season

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••• Ballet West Nutcracker - Kennedy Center. Photo © 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.
  • 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