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The Nutcracker is FINALLY Back at Colorado Ballet!

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The squeal from my daughter when I told her that The Nutcracker is back on stage this year was unreal. She has since asked me everyday about it and now I can share all the show details, some early photos and more with you! Read on.

Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker

In its 61st season (although to be fair, last year was not the same), Colorado Ballet is hitting the stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for 26 in person performances that are sure to wow the long awaited crowds! The Nutcracker will be presented by PNC Bank and will run from November 27th through December 24th featuring live music from the renowned Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

Picture: Alexander Roy by Rachel Neville

Colorado Ballet spent years fundraising to finally debut their new sets and costumes that were created by designers Thomas Boyd and Holly Hynes. The original costumes were fabricated in 1986, and have been through 35 seasons of wear and tear. The new costumes and sets are sure to bring this already spectacular holiday experience to a new level.

The Nutcracker Performance Schedule

Colorado Ballet sells out audiences every year and this year I am sure tickets are already flying. If you are ready to check out this magical tale of Clara, the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, look over the performance schedule and grab your tickets now!

  • Sat. Nov. 27 – 1 p.m.
  • Sat. Nov. 27 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. Nov. 28 – 1 p.m.
  • Sun. Nov. 28 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Dec. 4 – 1 p.m.
  • Sun. Dec. 5 – 1 p.m.
  • Sun. Dec. 5 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu. Dec. 9 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri. Dec. 10 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Dec. 11 – 1 p.m.*
  • Sat. Dec. 11 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. Dec. 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Sun. Dec. 12 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu. Dec. 16 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri. Dec. 17 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Dec. 18 – 1 p.m.
  • Sat. Dec. 18 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. Dec. 19 – 1 p.m.
  • Sun. Dec. 19 – 6:30 p.m. 
  • Tue. Dec. 21 – 1 p.m.
  • Tue. Dec. 21 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. Dec. 22 – 1 p.m.
  • Wed. Dec. 22 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thu. Dec. 23 – 1 p.m.
  • Thu. Dec. 23 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. Dec. 24 – 1 p.m.

 (*) Audio Described Performance


Tickets range from $40 to $175. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at 303-837-8888 ext. 2 to purchase tickets. To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.

COVID-19 and The Nutcracker

To protect audiences and the community from illness and to slow transmission of COVID-19, Colorado Ballet has joined the resident companies of the Denver Performing Arts Complex in implementing a COVID-19 performance attendance policy that went into effect on Oct. 1  for all performances at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. For more information and to read the full details of the policy, please visit our website.

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