A HOLIDAY CLASSIC FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

THE NUTCRACKER | December 14 - 23, 2018
San Diego Civic Theatre

FEATURING THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY AT ALL FULL-LENGTH PERFORMANCES.

California Ballet presents San Diego’s favorite holiday event, Maxine Mahon’s The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre. With festive choreography, timeless costumes and sets, a cast of over 150 dancers, and the live magic of the San Diego Symphony, The Nutcracker is truly a holiday classic for the whole family.

Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes, including one intermission.

TICKETS: $25 - $95

Must be at least 4 years old to attend full length performances. Families with younger children please see our 60-minute Family Friendly Performances

Limited late seating

Group discount tickets: Learn more →

Scout Troop discounted tickets: Learn more →

Accessibility is a priority. Wheelchair and handicap services are available. Learn more here.

✆ CBC TICKET OFFICE: (858) 560-6741

RED CARPET PHOTO OP on the Plaza:
Starting one hour prior to all performance times. View 2018 Images

MEET THE CAST after the show:
Meet Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Sugarplum Fairy, and more in the Grande Salon following all full-length matinee and early evening performances.

 

TODDLER FRIENDLY NUTCRACKER

Two very special performances for families with very young children. Toddlers under 4 are welcome! At just the right length, this one hour show is perfect for introducing the joy of dance to children of all ages.

Run time: 60 Minutes, no intermission. Prerecorded music.

Tickets: $26.25 - $50

Children under 12 months of age may attend with a $5 lap tickets, available at the theater the day of the performance.

Tickets available online or through the California Ballet Ticketing Office.

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MILITARY NIGHT AT THE NUTCRACKER

California Ballet Company's Military Night at The Nutcracker brings military members and their family to the San Diego Civic Theatre for a special presentation (including guest military cast members!) of the holiday classic. Learn more

 

CHOREOGRAPHY
Maxine Mahon | Founding Director

MUSIC
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
conducted by John Stubbs
Music Director & Principal Conductor
and Dana Zimbric, Associate Conductor

VENUE
THE CIVIC THEATRE
San Diego, California

WORLD PREMIERE
December 2019
Civic Theatre, San Diego CA


SEASON SPONSORS
SAN DIEGO COMMISSSION For Arts & Culture
CALIFORNIA Arts Council
COUNTY of SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGO THEATERS
THE HERMANN Foundation
THE PARKER Foundation
RSVP Publications

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE SPONSORS
The U.S. GRANT Hotel
NORDSON Corporation Foundation
SAN DIEGO THEATRES, Inc.
UC SAN DIEGO Health
EMILIO NARES Foundation
BITE SIZED Bakery & Cafe
PAARTS WELLNESS Studio
The CALIFORNIA BALLET Board of Trustees

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Maxine Mahon's THE NUTCRACKER - Images: Brad Matthews

 
...[California Ballet] knows how to do a splendid Nutcracker.
— J. Steiberg | Union Tribune