Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker

Give Yourself the Gift of Austin’s Original Holiday Tradition

Presented by the Georgia B. Lucas Foundation Fund

From the scrumptious sets and costumes to all of the colorful characters and Divertissements you love, Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker is the longest-running production of the seasonal classic in Texas. Stephen Mills' take on this timeless tale features a cast of hundreds of dancers, including the charming and talented students from the prestigious Ballet Austin Academy who share the spotlight with our professional company of artists. Celebrate the magic of the holidays by experiencing this sweet treat with your family and friends. Featuring live accompaniment by Austin Symphony Orchestra.

CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills  |  MUSIC: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

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The History of The Nutcracker

The Role of Mother Ginger


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Parking at the Long Center

The Long Center/Palmer Events Center Garage 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 North Entrance. The cost is $8.00 ($10 for special events), collected upon entry into the garage.
Palmer Events Center Garage 900 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 South Entrance on Barton Springs Road. The cost is $8.00 ($10 for special events), collected upon entry into the garage.
The One Texas Center Parking Garage 505 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 Overflow Parking for The Long Center (There are two entrances: a west entrance on S. 1st St. & a north entrance on Barton Springs Rd.)

The Long Center  |  701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

The primary parking structure for patrons of The Long Center is the City of Austin's Palmer Events Center Garage. It is located behind and to the east of The Long Center. This structure has two entrances—the South Entrance on Barton Springs Road and North Entrance on Riverside Drive.

Paid valet parking is available for $18.00 per car. For valet parking drop-off by driving eastbound on Riverside Drive and entering the first drive on your right past the Long Center (please stay in the right hand lane of the Keller Williams Circular Drive).

 Overflow Parking for The Long Center is located at The One Texas Center listed below.

ADA Accessibility

The Palmer Events Center garage has 24 accessible/handicapped parking spaces located closest to the elevators on each level. Patrons may also enter the valet line through the first entrance to The Long Center off of Riverside Drive and pull up to the curb to drop off at the main entrance. Elevator access is available through the entry level lobby door next to the Box Office. Staff will be available to direct you should you need assistance.