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. 11, from 10-11 a.m. (Act I)
• Tuesday, Dec 11, from noon to 1 p.m. (Act II)
• Wednesday, Dec 12, from 10-11 a.m. (Act I)
• Wednesday, Dec 12, from noon to 1 p.m. (Act II)
• Thursday, Dec 13, from 10-11 a.m. (Act I)
• Thursday, Dec 13, 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.
Chaperone Policy: Chaperones that do not arrive in the school's vehicle will not be allowed to enter the theater unless the school notifies us ahead of time that chaperones are arriving separately and have already been paid for. For the safety of the students,any chaperones without a school ID or ID sticker from the school will not be allowed into the theater.
Wednesday, September 5: Registration opens for 3rd grade students at 10am
Monday, September 10: Registration opens for all other elementary grade levels and mixed levels groups.
For more information please contact Community Education Associate, Kylie Phillips, by email or call 512.476.9151 ext. 141.