Performance dates & times

Saturday 21 Sep
1:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Monday 23 Sep
6:30 PM
Tuesday 24 Sep
7:30 PM
Wednesday 25 Sep
1:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Thursday 26 Sep
7:30 PM
Friday 27 Sep
6:30 PM
Saturday 28 Sep
1:30 PM, 7:30 PM

Running Time 2 hours 8 minutes, including 1 x 20 minute interval

Price range

$47.00 - $214.00
$37.00 - $107.00
$54.00 - $167.00
$45.00 - $171.00
$45.00 - $199.00

All online orders are subject to a Service Charge of up to $8.95 per order, plus any optional additional postage charges

Arts Centre Melbourne Members do not pay the $8.95 Service Charge when booking tickets online. Join today to enjoy this saving and other benefits of membership!

There’s nothing like a traditional Nutcracker to get you in the mood for the festive season. And there’s no traditional Nutcracker as magical as Peter Wright’s.

The artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet has created a gold-standard production of this beloved party piece, remaining faithful to the feel of the 19th-century original. Tchaikovsky’s last great score for ballet, with its lively motifs and bewitching melodies, draws us into the story of Clara, a young ballet student celebrating with her family on Christmas Eve. When the clock strikes twelve, we enter the realm of dream … and Clara is whisked to the Land of Sweets in the arms of her Nutcracker Prince.

Veteran designer John F. Macfarlane exquisitely evokes the world of this picture-perfect ballet: whirling snowflakes, crackling fires, band-box soldiers, a Christmas tree that grows until it brushes the ceiling and a Sugar Plum Fairy in luscious candy-floss pink.

With the holidays around the corner, there’s no better way than The Nutcracker to rediscover the childlike joys of the season, or to create your own family tradition.

Creative Team

Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov, Vincent Redmon
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set and costume design
John F. Macfarlane
Lighting design
Jon Buswell
The 2019 seasons of The Nutcracker are generously supported by The Margaret Ellen Pidgeon Fund for Classical Ballet and the Melba Alma Cromack Bequest

  • The Australian Ballet logo

Go to the top