Each year over 13,000 Central Texas elementary school students and teachers attend Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker School Shows. The mission of these shows is to provide one act of a live ballet performance in a large theater at a minimal cost for local elementary-aged students. To enhance this live ballet experience, we also offer The Nutcracker Docent Program (see below), an optional in-school pre-performance educational program geared towards 3rd-graders that includes engaging activities for the classroom.
Teachers are provided with resources such as Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker Footnotes, a production-specific performance guide with pre- and post-performance details, activities and discussion points.
Each group is welcome to attend one act, either Act I or Act II. For groups wanting to attend both acts of The Nutcracker, please contact our Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.476.2163 for tickets to one of our public shows. Each act runs approximately one hour long.
• Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 10-11 a.m. (Act I)
• Tuesday, Dec 12, from noon to 1 p.m. (Act II)
• Wednesday, Dec 13, from 10-11 a.m. (Act I)
• Wednesday, Dec 13, from noon to 1 p.m. (Act II)
• Thursday, Dec 14, from 10-11 a.m. (Act I)
• Thursday, Dec 14, from noon to 1 p.m. (Act II)
All performances take place at:
The Long Center for the Performing Arts | 701 West Riverside Drive | Austin, Texas 78704
Mimimum group size is 10 elementary-aged students.
Includes all teachers, administrators & chaperones.
NEW POLICY: Chaperones that do not arrive in the school's vehicle will not be allowed to enter the theater. Any chaperones without a school ID or ID sticker from the school will not be allowed into the show.
Registration is now closed for The Nutcracker School Shows. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please sign up below.
For more information please contact Community Education Associate, Kylie Phillips, by email or call 512.476.9151 ext. 141.