The Nutcracker

55th Annual Production Presented by the Georgia B. Lucas Foundation Fund

Austin’s favorite holiday tradition returns for its 55th year with all of the colorful characters, pomp and pageantry you adore. Journey with young Clara Silberhaus from her family’s holiday party to the confection-filled Court of the Sugar Plum Fairy, where sweets of all kinds come to life. Ballet Austin’s annual production of the world’s best-known ballet features hundreds of dancers, gorgeous sets and costumes, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s magical score. It’s the perfect way for family and friends to celebrate the season together!

Dec. 8-23 | The Long Center

Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; matinees begin at 2 p.m.

Choreography: Stephen Mills
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Live Accompaniment: Austin Symphony Orchestra

This production is recommended for all ages.

Performance Schedule

Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m.

Synopsis

The History of The Nutcracker

Nutcracker Fun Facts

The Nutcracker Cast

Ballet Austin Company Dancers

In-Theater Experiences

Theater Etiquette

Ticketing FAQs

Parking at the Long Center

The Long Center 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.)
Long Center North Entrance and Valet Parking 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 North Entrance Parking $8.00—$10 for special events—collected upon entry into the garage. Valet parking $18

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. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure.

Paid valet parking is available for $18 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 in the map below.

ADA Accessibility: The Palmer Events Center garage has 24 accessible/handicapped parking spaces located closest to the garage 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 ground level doors for Rollins Lobby next to the Box Office. Staff will be available to direct you should you need assistance. 

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